Guns, roses may be latest specialty license plates

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Guns and roses may soon be featured on Washington license plates.

State senators approved proposals Tuesday for specialty plates for the NRA and the state flower, which is the coast rhododendron. Money raised from the NRA plates will go to a safety program for hunters while the flower revenue will go the Meerkerk Rhododendron Garden and to help organizations preserve native plants.

The state Department of Licensing already has dozens of other specialty license plates, including ones featuring colleges, military branches and wildlife. Most specialty plates cost $40 to get and $30 upon renewal.

The latest proposals still need the approval of the state House and the governor.