The sale of magazines containing more than 10 rounds of ammunition was banned in the state in July.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Federal Way gun store for illegally selling high-capacity magazines.
As of July 1, the sale of magazines containing more than 10 rounds of ammunition is prohibited in the state. Importing, manufacturing, and distributing high-volume magazines are also outlawed. Although Senate Bill 5078 prohibits the sale and distribution of high-volume magazines, it does not prohibit the possession of such journals.
The lawsuit follows a raid of 25 gun stores across the state. It’s only against the store in Federal Way. Another 23 stores were found to be in compliance with the law and one is still under investigation.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, investigators were able to purchase magazines containing more than 10 rounds from the Federal Road Discount Gun four separate times.
Each time, they noted the cashier and owner had canceled the sales records and told them they knew it was illegal. A salesman told an investigator, “It’s the nature of the beast,” then tossed the bill in the trash.
The lawsuit asks the court to permanently stop the sale of the high-volume magazines, order the store to destroy the illegal inventory or return it to the manufacturer, and confiscate all profits from the sale. illegal goods and pay fines.
The maximum penalty is a payment of $7,500 each time a store offers a volume magazine and $7,500 each time that store illegally sells a volume magazine.
Ferguson’s office said evidence suggests the ban saves lives. A 2019 study from the American Journal of Public Health found that states without a ban on high-volume magazines had twice as many fatal mass shootings as those with a ban.
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