WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills from NRA-ILA.org

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced two new sweeping gun control bills, with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) as the bill’s prime sponsors.

Despite being described as “assault weapon reform,” the proposed legislation is nothing short of a ban of many common, legal firearms and “large-capacity magazines” currently possessed by millions of law-abiding Americans for self-defense, hunting, and recreational shooting.

These bills have less to do with “meaningful reforms” for public safety and reducing crime (other than the newly defined crimes of being gun owners) than they do with moving the incremental process of stigmatizing guns and eliminating firearm possession by law-abiding citizens another giant step forward in Washington State.

Both bills use the same extensive definitions of “assault weapon” and “large-capacity magazine” (LCM). “Assault weapon” would include:

a semiautomatic rifle using a detachable magazine and with one or more of the listed six features (e.g., folding or telescoping stock, thumbhole stock),
a semiautomatic handgun or a semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle with a fixed magazine that can hold more than ten rounds,
a semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle with overall length of less than 30 inches,
a semiautomatic handgun using a detachable magazine and with one of the listed four features, and
a shotgun with a revolving cylinder or certain semiautomatic shotguns.

The link below provides additional information and a CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION to contact your Legislators to notify them to Opposition to these bans:



Donald A. Bambenek II
Bambenek Investigative Group
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