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Washington bans ‘assault weapons’ sales, including AR-15

AR-15. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
April 29, 2023

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed an “assault weapons” sales ban into law on Tuesday in a move he claimed will “improve the health, safety and lives” of the state’s residents. Washington is now the tenth state to ban the sale, manufacturing and distribution of the AR-15, one of the most popular rifles in America.

“Today, we’re standing on the right side of history by taking action on gun violence to improve the health, safety and lives of Washingtonians. Tune in online @TVWnews at 10:30 a.m. #Waleg,” Inslee tweeted.

The Washington State House passed the “assault weapons” sales ban by a vote of 56-42 last week. After the bill passed, Inslee praised the legislation, tweeting, “WA does not and will not accept gun violence as normal.”

“WA does not and will not accept gun violence as normal. Banning the sale of assault weapons, our bill to enact training requirements and a wait period, and the bill to improve accountability of manufacturers and retailers will save lives. #waleg,” Inslee wrote.

The legislation defines “assault weapon” as “any of the following specific firearms regardless of which company produced and manufactured” the gun:

  • AK-74 in all forms
  • Algimec AGM-1 type semiautomatic
  • American Arms Spectre da semiautomatic carbine
  • AR15, M16, or M4 in all forms
  • AR 180 type semiautomatic
  • Argentine L.S.R. semiautomatic
  • Australian Automatic
  • Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 and 1927 semiautomatics
  • Barrett .50 cal light semiautomatic
  • Barrett .50 cal M87
  • Barrett .50 cal M107A1
  • Barrett REC7
  • Beretta AR70/S70 type semiautomatic
  • Bushmaster Carbon 15
  • Bushmaster ACR
  • Bushmaster XM-15
  • Bushmaster MOE
  • Calico models M100 and M900
  • CETME Sporter
  • CIS SR 88 type semiautomatic
  • Colt CAR 15
  • Daewoo K-1
  • Daewoo K-2
  • Dragunov semiautomatic
  • Fabrique Nationale FAL in all forms
  • Fabrique Nationale F2000
  • Fabrique Nationale L1A1 Sporter
  • Fabrique Nationale M249S
  • Fabrique Nationale PS90
  • Fabrique Nationale SCAR
  • FAMAS .223 semiautomatic
  • Galil
  • Heckler & Koch G3 in all forms
  • Heckler & Koch HK-41/91
  • Heckler & Koch HK-43/93
  • Heckler & Koch HK94A2/3
  • Heckler & Koch MP-5 in all forms
  • Heckler & Koch PSG-1
  • Heckler & Koch SL8
  • Heckler & Koch UMP
  • Manchester Arms Commando MK-45
  • Manchester Arms MK-9
  • SAR-4800
  • SIG AMT SG510 in all forms
  • SIG SG550 in all forms
  • SKS
  • Spectre M4
  • Springfield Armory BM-59
  • Springfield Armory G3
  • Springfield Armory SAR-8
  • Springfield Armory SAR-48
  • Springfield Armory SAR-3
  • Springfield Armory M-21 sniper
  • Springfield Armory M1A
  • Smith & Wesson M&P 15
  • Sterling Mk 1
  • Sterling Mk 6/7
  • Steyr AUG
  • TNW M230
  • FAMAS F11
  • Uzi 9mm carbine/rifle

The bill bans the sale, manufacture and importation of the aforementioned “assault weapons.” Exceptions were included in the bill for law enforcement and military personnel.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.