House Bill 5737 is authored by Senator Ed Murray(D) 43rd Legislative District and co-sponsored by Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) 36th Legislative District.
This Bill will ban all semi-automatic pistols and rifles able to accept a detachable magazine AND requires relinquishing those firearms to law enforcement. If you do NOT want to relinquish said “assault weapon” you are legally required to register the weapon and allow the Sheriff to inspect the storage of said weapon at least once a year.
Part of this new Bill includes:
(2) No person in this state shall possess or have under his or her control at one time both of the following:
(a) A semiautomatic or pump-action rifle, semiautomatic pistol, or shotgun capable of accepting a detachable magazine; and
(b) Any magazine capable of use with that firearm that contains more than ten rounds of ammunition.
(5) In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing the assault weapon shall do all of the following:
(a) Safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection;
As defined, “assault weapon” also includes any semiautomatic with a fixed magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds, any firearm with a threaded barrel, shotguns with detachable magazines or revolving cylinders, and assault weapon conversion kits.
And when you die your beneficiaries must either render the weapon inoperable, destroy it or relinquish it. There will be no method or process to pass these commonly owned firearms down to your children or heirs.
Read the complete bill here:
Contact your legislators today to register your displeasure with them even considering a bill such as this.