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Guns and Weapons

Gun Control

The WSMA endorses national and state legislation to ban the domestic manufacture, sale, possession and importation of any polymer plastic handguns or other firearms determined to be able to escape detection by standard airport security. (Reaffirmed A-17) (Reaffirmed A-19)

The WSMA supports appropriate legislation that would restrict the sale and private ownership of large clip, high-rate-of-fire automatic and semi-automatic firearms, or any weapon that is modified or redesigned to operate as a large clip, high-rate-of-fire automatic or semi-automatic weapon. (Res 29, C-87; Res 22, C-90) (Reaffirmed A-17) (Reaffirmed A-18) (Reaffirmed A-19)

The WSMA supports closing loopholes in gun purchases online and at unregulated gun shows. (Res C-9, A-18) (Reaffirmed A-19)

The WSMA supports measures to reduce gun violence. (Res C-9, A-18) (Reaffirmed A-19)

The WSMA supports policy that raises the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21 years of age. (Res C-14) (Reaffirmed A-19)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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