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Washington: 10 Round Magazine Ban Passes Out of Legislature as Anti-Gun Lawmakers Ignore Strong Opposition

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Washington: 10 Round Magazine Ban Passes Out of Legislature as Anti-Gun Lawmakers Ignore Strong Opposition

Late Friday evening, the final vote for 10-round magazine ban legislation, Senate Bill 5078, was held.  Despite overwhelming opposition during committee hearings, public comment, calls, emails, and hours of heartfelt debate on the chamber floors - anti-gun legislators proceeded to vote 55-42, passing the measure to the Governor’s desk.  NRA Members and Second Amendment Supporters are strongly encouraged to contact Governor Jay Inslee and respectfully ask him to VETO Senate Bill 5078.

Senate Bill 5078, bans the manufacture, sale, transfer, importation, etc., of magazines that “are capable of holding,” or hold more than, 10 rounds of ammunition.  This includes conversion kits or parts from which any such magazine may be assembled.  These so-called “high capacity” magazines are, in fact, standard equipment for commonly-owned firearms that many Americans constitutionally and effectively use for an entire range of lawful purposes, such as self-defense or competition.  For example, the Glock 19 was the most commonly purchased firearm of 2021 and has a standard-issue magazine that holds 15 rounds of ammunition.  Any violation of this measure is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Again, it is crucial that you please contact Governor Jay Inslee and respectfully ask him to VETO this extreme gun control measure.

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