(RepublicanDaily.org) – Since President Joe Biden entered the White House, he’s made no secret of his ambition to limit the Second Amendment rights of Americans. In April 2021, just a few weeks after his inauguration, he issued an executive order introducing a range of new limitations on the rights of gun owners and vendors. It appears this attitude isn’t just prevalent in the federal government; liberal-led states also appear determined to take away their residents’ gun rights.
New Proposed Anti-Gun Laws in Washington
Democratic state lawmakers in Washington are currently trying to push legislation that would place a ban on 51 types of firearms. Senators Marko Liias (D), Claire Wilson (D), Joe Nguyen (D), Manka Dhingra (D), Patty Kuderer (D), and Jamie Pedersen (D) are among those promoting the bill.
If the proposal, officially named Senate Bill 5217, passes into law, it will ban many different kinds of assault weapons. Some of the popular brands of firearms that would no longer be allowed include:
- Barrett .50 cal light semi-auto
- Beretta AR70/S70 type semi-auto
- Dragunov Semi-Auto
- Heckler & Koch G3
- Manchester Arms Commando MK-45
- SIG AMT SG510
- Smith & Wesson M&P 15
It would also outlaw any semiautomatic centerfire guns that use detachable magazines and have one or more of the following components:
- A thumbhole stock
- A telescoping or folding stock
- Any attachment designed to make the firearm less visibly or audibly conspicuous
- A conspicuous pistol grip, unless the weapon is a pistol
- A threaded barrel designed to attach an item that would make the weapon less visibly or audibly conspicuous
- Any item that reduces muzzle or recoil rise
- A launcher for flares or grenades
It doesn’t stop there. This bill is just one among six legislative proposals currently under consideration in the state that would take away the Second Amendment rights of citizens.
Other States That Want to Ban Guns
Washington isn’t alone in wanting to limit the gun rights of its residents. Many other states, typically those with liberal leaders, are doing their best to stop their citizens from using weapons for self-defense.
California is regarded as the state with the strictest rules when it comes to firearm use and ownership. Other states with restrictive gun regimes include Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
Do you think legislative proposals like the one under consideration in Washington are valid, or are they an unlawful attempt to strip Americans of their rights under the Constitution?
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