The gun control debate heats up this week in Olympia.
Earlier today, a Senate committee considered limits on high capacity magazines requested by Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Gun control advocates claim the magazines are frequently used in mass shootings and are not needed for self-defense.
Chelan County Sheriff, Brian Burnett says the facts don’t support that argument.
“It’s not the firearm or piece of equipment that is actually the reason for that incident or loss of life, it’s actually the mental state and the act that that person has taken unto themselves,” Burnett said.
A companion bill that also would ban so-called assault weapons is set to be heard in the House on Tuesday.