McCaslin calls firearm magazine ban a slap in the face to responsible gun owners

In a late-night floor session this evening, Democrats in the Washington state House of Representatives passed legislation banning the sale, manufacture, or transfer of firearms magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds.

According to Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, the proposal, Senate Bill 5078, is a slap in the face to responsible gun owners. After he voted ‘no’ on the bill, he issued the following statement:

“This bill will only limit the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. Criminals are not going to be swayed by this law and will get what they want to carry out their crimes. But the mother who is trying to protect her children will now be limited in her ability to end the threat against herself and her children.

“Our federal constitution says the Second Amendment ‘shall not be infringed.’ While our state constitution is even stricter and says ‘shall not be impaired.’ This policy clearly violates both our state and federal constitutions and I anticipate action will be taken in the courts to correct this misguided attack on our citizens’ right to protect themselves.

“This bill is a slap in the face to law-abiding citizens. As we see violent crime increasing around our state and nation, we should be helping to keep our families and communities safe, not passing bills that will hinder people from protecting themselves and their loved ones.”


Washington State House Republican Communications