Washington: House Passes California-Style Gun Ban

Gun Rights

Last night, the House voted 55-42-1 to pass House Bill 1240, a comprehensive gun ban bill, prior to the legislative deadline expiring. It now goes to the Senate for further consideration. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to oppose HB 1240 by clicking here to submit a comment.

Please also click the button below to contact your state senator and ask them to OPPOSE HB 1240.


House Bill 1240, a so-called “assault weapons ban,” is a comprehensive ban on the future transferring, importing, and manufacturing of many semi-automatic firearms that law-abiding citizens commonly-own for self-defense, competition, and recreation. It bans enumerated firearm models on a list, that includes shotguns, handguns and rifles. The ban includes semi-automatic rifles with an overall length of less than 30 inches, and any firearms with one or more proscribed features that exist on modern designs for making firearms more user-friendly, such as telescoping stocks meant to adjust the length of pull for users of different statures or wearing different clothing, muzzle brakes meant to reduce recoil, grips conducive to the natural angles of human wrists, and suppressors for hearing protection. In addition, it also bans spare parts and “combination[s] of parts” that can be used to assemble banned firearms, but on their own are simply pieces of plastic or metal.

Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to OPPOSE HB 1240 and consider submitting a comment as well.


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