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Posted: 6/3/2022 2:09:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Boom_Stick]
Just got this email today. Cant find it on their website however.....

Be nice if they strike it down.

For Immediate Release                                                     Contact:  Alan Gottlieb (425) 454-7012

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and several other officials, challenging the state ban on so-called “large capacity magazines” for rifles and pistols. The case is known as Sullivan v. Ferguson.

Joining SAF in this legal action are the Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc., a California-based group; Rainier Arms, LLC and a private citizen, Gabriella Sullivan. They are represented by attorneys David H. Thompson, Peter A. Patterson and William V. Bergstrom with Cooper & Kirk PLLC in Washington, D.C., Cody J. Wisniewski at the Mountain States Legal Foundation, and locally by Joel Ard at Ard Law Group.

Besides Ferguson, defendants are Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste, King County Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall, Kitsap County Sheriff John Gese, Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, Kitsap County Prosecutor Chad M. Enright and Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda.

“We’re asking the court to declare Washington’s ban on original capacity magazines to be unconstitutional under the Second and Fourteenth amendments,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “We want an injunction against the state because this ban criminalizes something that is common in a majority of states, and also leaves law-abiding Washington citizens more vulnerable to attack by ruthless criminals.”

Under provisions of a law passed earlier this year, Washington bans the future sale, importation, manufacture and distribution of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten cartridges. These are widely considered standard capacity magazines by manufacturers of firearms for which they are designed. The legislation was signed in March by Gov. Jay Inslee and takes effect July 1.

“Many of the most popular handguns and modern semiautomatic rifles come standard with magazines that hold more than ten rounds,” Gottlieb noted. “Such firearms are legally owned by Washington residents. As we note in the lawsuit, there is no reliable proof that restrictions on new manufacturing or sales of such magazines will reduce violent crime. This law unfairly and arbitrarily penalizes honest citizens for crimes they didn’t commit, in the hopes of preventing crimes they wouldn’t dream of committing.”
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Link Posted: 6/3/2022 2:25:30 PM EDT

Here's their website. Someone's outdated.

Link Posted: 6/3/2022 3:02:20 PM EDT
And it's a Federal law suit so we may have a chance.

I donate to SAF via AmazonSmile, but does anyone no if there is a way to give to a specific cause?
Link Posted: 6/3/2022 3:50:46 PM EDT
I think a lot of this rides on what the NYSRPA v Bruen case says and what level of scrutiny SCOTUS sets, if any.
Link Posted: 6/3/2022 8:55:05 PM EDT
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I think a lot of this rides on what the NYSRPA v Bruen case says and what level of scrutiny SCOTUS sets, if any.
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Well, if Thomas is writing that opinion it should be good. I'm not sure what SAF's and FPC's strategy is with the mag ban lawsuit. I'm guessing they hope it will help convince the supreme court to take up Duncan v. Becerra if there's another federal lawsuit brought against another state. That case already made it's made through the 9th circuit which is the same one Washington is in.
Link Posted: 6/5/2022 2:20:24 PM EDT
I donated to SAF, I hope something happens here and I am glad to see some people who are willing to stop this magazine ban.
Link Posted: 6/11/2022 2:39:14 AM EDT
I had donated to both the SAF and FPC within a week of the magazine ban passing in hopes they would do this very thing. I truly hope they get our fundamental 2A rights back.
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