Washington state Senate tackles list of gun bills

SEATTLE (AP) — Two days of public hearings before a Washington state senate panel drew dozens of supporters and opponents of measures that seek to set certain limits on firearms. A grieving mother, a frightened student, prosecutors and law enforcement officers told the law and justice committee that limiting the size of firearm magazines will save lives. But a home-invasion victim, gun store owners and a tribal chairman said banning high-capacity magazines prevent vulnerable people from protecting themselves. The panel also heard testimony on a bill to require safety training for getting a concealed carry permit and a measure to take guns from people charged with felony DUIs.