U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Washington state’s recently-passed ban on so-called “large-capacity magazines” is going to face a legal challenge by the Second Amendment Foundation, and Brownells has stepped up to the plate to help raise funds by launching the “Mag Dump” campaign.
Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear, with facilities in Grinnell and Montezuma, Iowa.
SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb expressed gratitude to Brownells, noting, “We’re overwhelmed by this generous effort. Heading into what promises to be a daunting legal battle, it’s both reassuring and humbling to know we’ve got support from Brownells.”
Gov. Jay Inslee has previously signaled he would sign the legislation. Passage of the bill has already set off a scramble in the state to purchase standard capacity magazines.
Through the Mag Dump project, Brownells will donate $2 to SAF for every aluminum Brownells AR-15 magazine sold between now and June 24.
According to Brownells, the effort has two main goals:
- The first is to help Washington state gun owners procure reliable, proven, standard-capacity magazines for their AR-15 style firearms – before the ban goes into effect – to help guarantee their ability to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms, the company explained.
- The second goal, Brownells said, is to supply cash to the Second Amendment Foundation that will be earmarked to help fund a lawsuit to be filed against the ban on all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
“Brownells provides the products Americans need to exercise their Second Amendment rights and freedoms,” said Brownells Chairman of the Board Pete Brownell. “We’re proud to partner with groups like the Second Amendment Foundation to help fight for those rights and freedoms.”
The ban applies to both rifle and pistol magazines. Pushed through the Democrat-controlled legislature at the behest of anti-gun Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the law will allow owners of standard-capacity magazines purchased prior to the July 1 effective date to keep them. However, after the law takes effect, magazines holding more than ten cartridges may not be bought, sold or manufactured in the state, and none may be imported into the state.
Brownells listed the magazines earmarked for the Mag Dump campaign:
- #078-000-454 grey aluminum magazine $14.99 retail
- #078-000-595 10-pak grey aluminum magazine $149.99 retail
- #430-100-777 20-pak grey aluminum magazine $243.08 retail
- #078-000-596 100-pak grey aluminum magazine $1,399.99 retail
- #078-000-455W tan aluminum magazine $16.99 retail
- #078-000-597 10-pak tan aluminum magazine $159.99 retail
- #430-100-778 20-pak tan aluminum magazine $269.54 retail
- #078-000-598 100-pak tan aluminum magazine #1,399.99 retail
SAF is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., which makes the looming legal effort something of a personal challenge to Gottlieb.
“Our Evergreen State members and supporters overwhelmingly opposed the magazine ban legislation,” he said. “We know gun owners placed thousands of calls and sent countless email messages to their representatives prior to the vote. SAF will fight this with every resource we can muster.
“Brownells has always been a leader in the firearms community,” Gottlieb added. “Maybe others will follow their lead and help us stop this anti-gun crusade cold with a court victory.”
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