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.”
About Dave Workman
Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.
Don’t worry washington, oregone is next door and we will sell standard capacity mags to you and if they stop standard mags here, Idaho is next door. It will only take a couple weeks and the underground mag train will be started and they can all screw themselves and you can have all the mags you want because you got your mags way before the ban and it wasn’t required for you to show proof of purchase
Quite the deal for Brownells to spend the buyer’s $2 on helping fund SAF. They seem to be in it for themselves. Maybe they can lower the price by 4 bucks apiece, still donate 2 bucks per magazine and let the buyer donate 2 bucks a magazine and all would turn out better for everyone involved?
That’s not too horrible a time to approve this post. It only took about 14 hrs! But I agree, it was long and highly controversial…..
Dave, I have a suggestion for the this site. It sure would be nice if when someone sends a response that there is a sign in right there with it or if that isn’t possible have a place to sign in at the bottom of the page too. I don’t always stay signed in. Thanks.
Not sure which site you’re referring to. Ammoland editors take care of this site, and I can’t help you out there.
Thanks for reading!
I don’t know how else to explain it than to say it again the same way so I will rephrase. You know when someone responds you get a message? I was saying that when you click on the link it takes you to where they posted the response to your post and it would be nice if you could use that link and have a login provided with it. In addition I was saying rather than having the log in section only after where the twitter and facebook and other web sites are located above the comment box where the… Read more »
The law is unenforceable.
That’s very likely true. It’s no reason for SAF to challenge it in court and stomp it down if possible to stop this nonsense.
Thanks for reading and sharing this AMMOLAND report.
I think you mean “… NOT to challenge it…” and I agree, but, mags are not serialized or dated, they have no way of knowing when a mag came into the state. This law really only means a retailer cannot send a banned mag into the state; I predict retailers in other states will be doing a brisk business with Washington residents.
Right you are. My English composition was temporarily off line.
come ONNNN Dave, COMPOSE YOURsELF!!!
and a persona thnaks for all the hard work you do to keep US “out here” informed. You’ve come a long ways since the early days of wrangling “Gun News” for WAC. Keep it up.
Actually, years before that I was editor of a weekly newspaper, then joined the editorial staff at Fishing & Hunting News. The “Gun News” wasn’t even a project of mine. I just read copy during monthly editing sessions.
But thanks for rmembering, and for reading and sharing this AMMOLAND story.
As far as I know the one scarypart did pass with the rest of the smoke and mirrors chicanery. It will be a gross misdemeanour for anyone physically present in thie state to possess thee diabolical contraptions in public. YIou can keep them at home, locked up in your gun safe, not attached to any firearm. You may also translrt them, I believe locked in a separate container, to a shooting range foruse there (as in competition, fun, training, pardon the redundancy) Gross misdemeanour means fine of buck short of five K, and up to 364 days in the hoosegow.… Read more »
This year the Lutherans got a measure on the ballot to do the same thing Washington clowns just voted in only they want to do a buyback on the mags and require numbers on an 80 lower.
So, buy all the 100 rounders you can or make contacts in Idaho just incase.
Typical Hollywood DEMOCRAT. Self centered liar.
OOPS, this was for the Baldwin story…
Doesn’t matter, you put the words Hollywood, demonkkkrat and liar all in one sentence and that fits for any article at anytime on Ammoland.
Seems left coast governments are the best money can buy, it will never stop.
After seeing Brownell’s multiple ads with their price gouging, profiteering on ammo, I’m not surprised that they’d use this 2nd Amendment crisis in Washington state to come up with another phony PR ruse to sell their magazines. I lost all respect for Brownell’s when they were pushing their ridiculously overpriced ammo and decided I would no longer do any business with them. This new campaign from them is blatantly obvious as to its real purpose and no less distasteful as the rest of their scams.
Brownell’s thinks they are the only game in town, create a shortage, raise the price, repeat.
It was probably from India, but routed thorugh a phantom number at an SF area code. You’d have got that call anyway. I did, and didn’t post a thing!!!! The spam will always be with us……
hoe’s about a federal law prohibiting unsolicited sales and scamcalls?
Standard capacity too? Holy crap! Thankfully we can fall back on muzzle loaders. Wait a minute! Can’t get black powder; we are well and truly screwed!
Make your own at home. the recipes are on the net, not much to it.
ITS all in your local drug store.
some stump rot products are saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate) so it can be bought in bulk charcoal buy blenders at yard sales to pulverize charcoal when you start mixing nothing that can transmit static spark no metal you have to be grounded
The recipe requires sulphur. Where does one get sulphur.
The chemicals you need are nitric acid and sodium thiosulphate. The reaction produces toxic SO2 gas so keep it coved with a watch glass. Put 12.9 grams of sodium thiosulphate in a beaker and dissolve it in minimum amount of water. Pour about 15ml of nitric acid in to the beaker. Let it sit in a warm place for a couple of hours and the sulphur will settle at the bottom of the beaker. That’s it! The experiment is over and you have the sulphur
Drug store, Lowes, wally world etc.
Sounds like something not to be made in the kitchen. Isn’t there a simpler source of sulphur?
I would have to go to the internet to find out. Usually, everyone has a Lowes or wally world or drug store.
Ya, I think outside would be best in a well ventilated area.
Ebay, took me 60 seconds to find it listed. 2lbs $19.99
are you so lazy you cant use duck duck go and find it?
If you are paying attention to the conflict in the Ukraine there are plenty of spare magazines laying on the ground along with some rifles that you can bet are fully auto ripe for the taken. There will be no background checks or questions asked no cash or credit cards needed. Just saying
Americans love souvenirs. That is why opposing forces boobie-trap them on the battle field.
Afternoon I believe in supply and demand the battlefield is a dangerous place being careful is a given.
Well I’ve never had a comment await approval before, I must have said a bad word, Washington maybe.
Dave nice read sir Thank you