UPDATE: On April 18th, the Washinton state Senate referred an amended HB 1240 back to the House for a vote. If the amended bill passes the House it will head to the Governor’s desk for his signature. 

OLYMPIA, WA: On Thursday, March 23rd, ASA Executive Director Knox Williams testified before the Washington State Senate Committee on Law & Justice in opposition to Substitute House Bill 1240. The bill, as written, could create a legal quandary for current and future suppressor owners in the Evergreen State by creating a case in which a suppressor owner could have “constructive possession” of an “assault weapon” in Washington if they legally possess a suppressor and also legally possess certain semi-automatic firearms at the same time.

Despite ASA’s testimony, the bill was passed in the Senate without our proposed amendment to strip the language containing suppressors. The bill was sent to the House for a vote that could occur at any time before the end of the 2023 legislative session on April 23rd.

We are calling on all Washingtonians to contact their elected officials and urge them to oppose HB 1240. Please complete our convenient contact form below to email your legislators NOW!

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