assault weapons ban

Another judge denies request to block Washington’s semiautomatic gun ban

BY: - June 23, 2023

The latest legal attempt to block Washington’s ban on sales of semiautomatic firearms came up short Friday. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Allyson Zipp rejected a Moses Lake gun dealer’s request for a temporary restraining order halting enforcement of House Bill 1240, which prohibits the sale, distribution and importation of certain assault-style weapons. Guardian Arms, […]

Judge declines to block enforcement of Washington’s semiautomatic gun ban

BY: - June 6, 2023

Washington’s new prohibitions on the sale, distribution and importation of semiautomatic firearms can stay in effect while a challenge against them plays out in federal court, a judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Robert J. Bryan issued a 14-page order denying a request from gun rights advocates for a preliminary injunction to temporarily block […]

‘Not tools of self-defense’: Ferguson makes case for Washington’s new semiautomatic rifle ban

BY: - May 23, 2023

Courthouse sparring is ramping up in a case that could eventually decide whether Washington’s newly adopted ban on the sale of semiautomatic rifles is constitutional. Gun rights advocates filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Tacoma on April 25, the same day Gov. Jay Inslee signed the legislation. On Monday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson […]