The Second Amendment Foundation promptly filed a lawsuit to challenge the “assault weapons” prohibition that Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (D) signed into law on Tuesday.
Breitbart News drew attention to the fact that the ban’s wording asserts “assault weapons” are not guns used for self-defense on April 9, 2023.
They announced House Bill 1240, which contains the prohibition, was signed into law by Inslee. In accordance with the legislation, “assault weapons” may not be produced, sold, or imported into the state of Washington.
Dealers have 90 days to sell the firearms that make up their present stock, which Democrats refer to as “assault weapons.”
As soon as Inslee signed the prohibition, a lawsuit was started against it. The 2nd Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, a Hazel Dell retailer, Sporting Systems, and three private individuals—Douglas Mitchell, Brett Bass, and Lawrence Hartford—have all joined forces to file the lawsuit.
“The State has implemented a flat ban on the production, import, sale, and distribution of numerous kinds of firearms, incorrectly labeled as “assault weapons,” which are privately owned by millions of regular people throughout the country,” said Alan Gottlieb, vice president of the 2nd Amendment Foundation, in response to the lawsuit.
“The contemporary semiautomatic rifle, a popular and significant tool for self-defense, has been criminalized by the state,” he said. “The state has prioritized political expediency over constitutional rights, punishing law-abiding persons while doing nothing with this legislation to apprehend and bring to justice those who use weapons for illegal purposes in defiance of all other gun control laws. It is ridiculous.”
In the Western District of Washington’s U.S. District Court, the case is titled Harford v. Ferguson.