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Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  This bill is expected to be on the Senate floor as soon as Thursday.  Please contact your Senator and urge them to OPPOSE this legislation!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your Senator.

Senate Bill 5992, sponsored by Senator Kevin Van De Wege (D-24), mirrors federal legislation proposed by anti-gun California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).  This bill would make it a crime to knowingly possess a firearm accessory or any other device, part or combination of parts that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm.  The broad and overreaching provisions in SB 5992 could potentially criminalize firearm modifications such as competition triggers, muzzle brakes, and ergonomic changes that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.

Your NRA would like to thank all of the Second Amendment supporters who came out to testify in front of the Senate Law & Justice committee on January 15th against this and other restrictive anti-gun bills.  Again, please contact your Senator and urge them to oppose this legislation.  Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues affecting your Second Amendment rights in Washington.

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