In Common Use: Opposition to the Washington State Legislature’s Magazine Bans

The Washington State Legislature has proposed two bills in the 2021 legislative session that aim to ban “high capacity” magazines (defined in the bills as magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition). At the time of this paper’s publication, SB 5078 and its companion bill HB 1164 are in committee, meaning they are […]

Giffords Gun Law Scorecard Gets an F

The Giffords Law Center publishes an annual Gun Law Scorecard which ranks states by the rate of gun deaths and provides letter grades to each state in the U.S. based on several factors including: Universal Background Checks Gun dealer licensing Assault weapon and large capacity magazine ban Handgun licensing Lost and stolen firearm reporting Handgun […]

An Honest Conversation About Assault Weapons Bans

Before we dive into this, there is a little bit you should know about me. I’m an “IT guy” by trade with 19 years in the industry at the time of this writing. The systems I help to design, implement and maintain have a direct impact on the lives of millions of people from newborn […]

The Constitutionality of High Capacity Magazine Bans

“High Capacity” magazines are quite a heated topic of conversation these days. Some people argue that there is no such thing as high capacity magazines, they are all standard capacity. Others seek to ban future sales to the civilian market and some want to go even further and confiscate them. As we go into the […]