Washington State gun grabbers gone insane with SB 6396
This is the most draconian anti gun law ever suggested. Here is the basic breakdown. “Assault Weapons” would be banned in the state of Washington if SB 6396 passes. Why is this so bad? Here is the new definition of “assault weapon” according to the bill itself. “”Assault weapon” means:
(a) Any semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action rifle or shotgun that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine, with a capacity to accept more then ten rounds of ammunition and that also possesses any of the following:
(i) If the firearm is a rifle or shotgun, a pistol grip located rear of the trigger;
(ii) If the firearm is a rifle or shotgun, a stock in any
configuration, including but not limited to a thumbhole stock, a folding stock or a telescoping stock, that allows the bearer of the firearm to grasp the firearm with the trigger hand such that the web of the trigger hand, between the thumb and forefinger, can be placed below
the top of the external portion of the trigger during firing;
(iii) If the firearm is a pistol, a shoulder stock of any type or configuration, including but not limited to a folding stock or a telescoping stock;
(iv) A barrel shroud;
(v) A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator;
(vi) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the hand that is not the trigger hand;
(b) Any pistol that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine at any location outside of the pistol grip;
(c) Any semiautomatic pistol, any semiautomatic, center-fire rifle, or any shotgun with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition; (That is ALL semi auto pistol sold today)
(d) Any shotgun capable of accepting a detachable magazine;
(e) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder;
(f) Any conversion kit or other combination of parts from which an assault weapon can be assembled if the parts are in the possession or under the control of any person.
(21) “Detachable magazine” means a magazine, the function of which p. 5 SB 6396 is to deliver one or more ammunition cartridges into the firing chamber, which can be removed from the firearm without the use of any tool, including a bullet or ammunition cartridge.
(23) “Muzzle brake” means a device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to reduce recoil.
(24) “Muzzle compensator” means a device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to control muzzle movement.
(25) “Conversion kit” means any part or combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting a firearm into an assault weapon.”
So what does this mean? The only modern firearm that will not be classified as an “assault weapon” is a revolver. Reread this and think about it. Do you really think all of these firearms should be banned? Does it make sense? Criminal’s by their very nature do not follow the law. So if you ban all these firearms from the law abiding, the only ones who will have them are criminals.