The Washington state legislature passed a “high capacity” magazine ban last week. The bill is now on Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s desk, but he’s already stated that he’ll be only too happy to sign it into law.
That means that as of July 1, the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale or offering for sale magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition will be illegal.
Standard capacity magazines owned prior to July 1 will be grandfathered in under the new ban. As a result, a number of retailers are pushing to get as many magazines shipped to Washington gun owners before the drop dead date as possible.
Aero Precision is based in Tacoma.
Palmetto State Armory is prioritizing all orders from Washington buyers.
We talked to Magpul, a company with some experience in this area. They told us they are . . .
…prioritizing fulfillment of all orders for Washington State over other open orders. We also have leadership dialed into the legislative world to fight all arising and in-place gun control efforts as well.
TTAG’s spoken to other large retailers who are working on similar efforts to prioritize any orders from Washington customers.
The Supreme Court will be issuing its opinion on the Bruen case some time before its session ends for the summer. While the New York case doesn’t have any direct bearing on magazine capacity limits in Washington, California, Maryland or anywhere else, it’s widely expected that the ruling — depending on how broadly it’s written — could provide the basis for a new flood of challenges to a range of gun control laws currently on the books.
Don’t touch that dial.