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Washington State "Assault Weapons" Ban.  Passed the state house 55-41.  Now goes to the extremely anti-gun state senate for approval.

This affects Aero Precision greatly. 

Bill banning assault weapons passes Washington state House

The bill passed the House by a vote of 55 yeas and 42 nays.
Author: KING 5 Staff
Published: 8:19 AM PST March 9, 2023
Updated: 8:19 AM PST March 9, 2023

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill that would ban assault weapons in Washington state passed the House on Wednesday night.

HB 1240 would prohibit the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale, or offer for sale of any assault weapon in the state. The term assault weapon characterizes all of the following types of weapons below in the language of the bill.

  • semiautomatic rifles with an overall length of less than 30 inches; semiautomatic centerfire rifles that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and have one or more additional features listed in the bill; 
  • semiautomatic centerfire rifles with a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds; 
  • semiautomatic pistols that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and have one or more additional features listed in the bill; 
  • semiautomatic shotguns that have one or more additional features listed in the bill; 
  • specific firearm models identified in the bill; and conversion kits and parts that can be used to assemble an assault weapon or convert a firearm into an assault weapon, if the parts are in the possession of or under the control of the same person.

There will be several exceptions within the bill, including sales to the military and law enforcement and for selling to out-of-state customers.

The bill passed with 55 yeas and 42 nays, and now heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Both Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson released statements Wednesday night applauding the passing of the bill in the House.

“Assault weapons have contributed to some of the deadliest shootings over the last decade, and keeping more of them out of our communities will make Washington a safer place,” Inslee said. “I applaud the bill sponsors and the Attorney General’s Office for helping advance this crucial public safety measure.” 

“The House today put public safety above the interest of the gun lobby,” Ferguson said. “The devastation of mass shootings extends far beyond the casualties and injuries. Mass shootings traumatize entire communities. We must stop selling these weapons of war in Washington.”

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4 minutes ago, jim3326 said:

Rather convenient of them to make a carve out for out of state sales so it doesn't totally kill the businesses there. They will take credit for that carve out saving jobs.

Aero is pissed, and probably moving anyway.  Here's what they had to say about it.


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THERE YOU GO, MIKEY!   :thumbup:

Good assist @sketch.  I'm trying to get Mike to do something besides post drive-by comments, and actually link some info here when he talks about stuff.  It kinda worked, he posted 2.  I guess that's success.  

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7 minutes ago, MikedaddyH said:

No i just keep up on current events.

Right.  You just rarely post content, unless it's a meme.  You might keep up on current events - but you don't deliver the information, unless pressured.

Unless it's a meme, brother.

For Fuq's sake - if you have the info, then just post it when you make your drive-by comment.  It's way - WAY - less frustrating for everyone here that way, in the long run.  I stopped looking up things you've claimed and stated a long time ago, because it's just burning MY time to do so.  If you have info, then just post the details for it, when you make your post.  Take the time. 

You've been here long enough - you know how this place is.  Instead of a short comment that instigates - just put the info up.  It's not too much to ask of someone that's been here for almost 12 years...   :thumbup:

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The bitch is .... they are throwing spaghetti at the wall to see how much will stick ,knowing full well the Supreme Court will strike this down   BUT!!!!!! it will take time and that is their purpose to destroy as much as they can during the 2 or how ever many years it takes to beat this in court! we need more Patriots in Idaho come on Aero....

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