On July 1st, SB5078 became the law of the land in the state named after our first President and general who fought for freedom, Washington State. Here is what you need to know:
Washington State SB5078 In Effect —
In Washington State, the same political group that can’t define the word ‘woman,’ used a term with no actual definition and constructed a law around it. The term is ‘high-capacity magazine.’ What makes a magazine high-capacity depends on who is defining it. In the Washington State Legislature, ‘high-capacity’ means 11 rounds or more. You see, 10 rounds are standard and perfectly okay, but the eleventh round pushes that magazine into a crazy category, possibly even a weapon of war. But I haven’t confirmed that yet.
Although it defies logic and has no basis, the legislature believes if a psychopath has a gun with a magazine that holds nine rounds, it’s safer than if he has one with a magazine that holds ten rounds.
July 1st, 2022 start Date —
This one slipped by, and I’m getting this update out late. Starting on July 1st, those in Washington State can no longer purchase, manufacture or import magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds. If you already own magazines that have a capacity over 10 rounds, you can keep them as long as you owned them before July 1st. If you possess magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds, and decide to move to Washington state (why would you,) you can bring your magazines with you.
By passing the bill, it’s a guarantee that law-abiding citizens will no longer have access to magazines with the same capacity as criminals who don’t follow the law. This works out well if the intent is to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.
The recent Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen (NYSR&PA v. Bruen), may be a thorn in the side of states with arbitrary gun restrictions that have no provable link to public safety. Several pro-gun groups in Washington State have sued to kill the law, so monitor these cases as they move slowly through the system.