Bill #5078

Official Bill Title:

Addressing firearm safety measures to increase public safety.

Un-Official Bill Title

REDUCING TYPES OF MAGAZINES ALLOWED FOR SALE IN WASHINGTON STATE

THIS IS A BAD BILL

https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5078&Initiative=false&Year=2021

Summary

Senate Bill 5078 is really AN ACT Relating to establishing firearms-related safety measures to increase public safety by prohibiting the manufacture, importation, distribution, selling, and offering for sale of large capacity magazines, and by providing limited exemptions applicable to licensed firearms manufacturers and dealers for purposes of sale to armed forces branches and law enforcement agencies for purposes of sale or transfer outside the state; amending RCW 9.41.010; adding new sections to chapter 9.41 RCW; creating a new section; prescribing penalties; and providing an effective date.

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Why this matters

Senate Bill 5078 matters because it QUITE SIMPLY ANOTHER BILL WHICH LOOKS TO REDEFINE THE LANGUAGE WHICH DESCRIBES “HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE” FROM 15 + ROUNDS TO ANYTHING OVER 10 ROUNDS. It prohibits the sale of 15 round magazine clips claiming that the covid pandemic made the ‘Legislature keenly aware” of the danger of the 15 round clip. This bill makes a 10 round clip the legal maximum capacity for any weapon and further requires proof of prior ownership if questioned about it when you have larger capacity clips you own. This bill passed the Senate and is in the House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary pending a hearing tomorrow the 16th of February at 10 AM.

Call to Action

To let your voice be heard, send a personalized email to ALL members of the Senate Committee who are considering this Bill. Be sure to demand this Bill is voted down by the House committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary ask they do not pass this! Hearing is set for 10 am on 2/16/2022

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