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WA lawmakers may end open carry in parks, require a permit to buy a gun

Democrats want to pass new restrictions to reduce gun violence, proliferation of firearms

A photo of the side of a person's hip where they have a holstered gun on their belt.
Lawmakers’ latest quest for tougher gun laws in Washington began Monday, Jan. 15, with a push to bar open carrying of firearms in parks, bus stations, libraries and local government buildings. (Photo courtesy of David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
By Jerry Cornfield Washington State Standard
Democratic lawmakers’ latest quest for tougher gun laws in Washington began Monday, Jan. 15, 
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