In the statement of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), an association operating in the city of Bellevue, a defender of the rights to acquire guns, it was shared that a federal lawsuit was filed by objecting to the restriction decision signed by Governor Jay Inslee, in accordance with Articles 2 and 14 of the Constitution.
In the statement, it was stated that as an association, they “wanted to take a precautionary and continuous injunction” against the enactment of the new ban on the sale of AR-15 type and other semi-automatic rifles in Washington state.
Alan M. Gottlieb, founder and Deputy Director General of SAF, said: “The state has imposed a strict ban on the manufacture, sale, import and distribution of many types of firearms owned by millions of ordinary citizens across the country and falsely labeled as ‘assault weapons’. The state put politics before constitutional rights,” he said.
“If necessary, we will take this case to the highest court in the country,” said SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut.
With the decision signed by Governor Jay Inslee in Washington State yesterday, the sale, production and import of long-barreled and concealed rifles with certain criteria were prohibited.
Insle, in his post on Twitter, stated that Washington is in favor of creating safer communities against the gun industry and pointed out that the law in question will save lives in the face of increasing cases of gun violence.