Deadline Coming to File Amicus Brief Against Inslee’s AW Ban!

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

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We’re headed to court!

As we’ve been telling you since the day Jay Inslee signed H.B. 1240 into law, Washington Gun Rights will not let this tyranny stand. We are going to drag Inslee into federal court!

As you likely know, there are a multitude of lawsuits that have already been filed.

And thanks to the support of so many members of Washington Gun Rights, we are closer than ever to joining these lawsuits with the hardest hitting Amicus Brief our lawyers can produce!

This is great news!


It’s simple: we may win this case outright, which means that Inslee’s ‘assault weapons ban’ would be totally abolished. But even if we lose, we will be checking the necessary boxes to get this case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals!   

WGR’s legal team — based out of DC and renowned for their victories on behalf of the Second Amendment — is prepared to fight in Circuit Court, but we’re also gearing up for this case to be fast-tracked before the Supreme Court.

That’s why I am writing to you today.

We are close to finalizing the budget that we need to file our first salvo of Amicus Briefs that will be heard in District Court before the eventual appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals…but we need to close that budget gap.


Before we get to that, let me remind you how we got here, what’s at stake for law abiding gun owners in Washington State, and why there is reason for optimism in the 9th Circuit!      

In their landmark Bruen decision last year, the Supreme Court struck down New York State’s unconstitutional pistol permit process.

But in addition to that, the Court also established a much more conservative standard for deciding whether or not future gun control laws are constitutional, or not.

Previously the courts used looked at the “text and history” of a gun control law in making this decision.

But in the Bruen Decision, Justice Thomas added a third element to this. Now all future gun control laws need to be reviewed for their ‘text, history, AND historical precedent!’

This means that if Jay Inslee can’t prove how his ban on AR-15s complies with the historical use of firearms in this country, HB-1240 will be struck down on Constitutional grounds!

But that didn’t stop Governor Inslee.

Instead of complying with the Bruen Decision, Inslee rammed the worst gun control bill in Washington State history into law.

The details of this new law are simply breathtaking in its unconstitutionality. That’s because HB-1240:

  • Made it a crime to buy an AR-15 or any one of over 62 other specifically mentioned semi-automatic rifles, even though these are the most common rifles in Washington State!
  • Made it a crime to buy many different kinds of semi-automatic shotguns if they include accessories like a collapsible stock, which makes them easier to handle!
  • Made it a crime to buy handguns if they have one of a variety of features, including threaded barrels, which are very popular with handgun owners these days!

Any violation of these sections will be prosecuted as a Gross Misdemeanor — meaning gun owners will be facing 364 days in prison and fines of $5,000 for violating this tyrannical law!


Perhaps more insidious is the section of HB-1240 that deals with our right to buy parts for existing firearms.

You see, hidden in the bowels of this law is language that makes you a criminal for buying a replacement barrel, a stock, a spring, etc. to maintain firearms that we already own!

Every single detail I listed above is unconstitutional. And none of them pass the “historical precedent test” established in last year’s Bruen decision.

This was a legislative ‘screw you’ to the Supreme Court and to every law-abiding gun owner in Washington State from our tyrannical governor who lusts over the ability to disarm us! 

The good news is that in the wake of the Bruen Decision, there has never been a better time in OUR LIVES to challenge laws like HB-1240 in court — and that’s what we are doing!

That’s why we need your support! Donate now to help fund the legal battle of our lifetime!


With several lawsuits in place, the deadline for us to file our Amicus Brief is coming fast.

And that’s why I am asking for your continued support, to make sure that our lawyers can file the best possible Amicus Brief before this case is heard in Federal District Court.

Your previous support has allowed us to pay for a variety of expensive procedural costs including: the legal research necessary in this case, the initial draft of our Amicus Brief, co-counsel fees, and more.

But we still need to raise an additional $25,000 very quickly, to ensure that our lawyers can finalize our submissions to the court, which are in just a few weeks!

And that’s not all.

As I mentioned earlier, we are already trying to build a legal defense fund in anticipation that this case will wind up before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

For decades, the 9th Circuit is where freedom went to die.

But that’s changed in the last couple of years. Former President Trump put 10 judges on that circuit, and that has reshaped the nature of the Court significantly.

And, at the same time, in not-too-far-away California, Federal Court Judge Roger Benitez (several months before the Bruen decision) ruled that their AR-15 ban was unconstitutional.

The 9th Circuit has ordered Benitez to review his decision in light of the Bruen decision…giving him time to make the strongest case possible before it’s appealed to the full Circuit Court for review.

We fully expect Judge Benitez to maintain his position that a ban on AR-15s and similar rifles is unconstitutional, which would give us tremendous precedent in our own Circuit Court challenge against Washington State’s ban on AR-15s!

But first we need to get our Amicus brief filed, and for that, I am counting on your immediate help. So if you can, please consider a donation of $100 or even $250 immediately!


I know it’s a lot of money.

But we don’t have a choice. We won’t be able to fix this problem in the legislature. We MUST fight back against this in court, or we’ll watch Washington State burn to the ground.

We can’t let that happen.

Gun owners in Washington State have been under attack for over a decade; it hasn’t been easy. But now is no time to give up and move away, as some people like to suggest.

For the first time in decades, maybe ever, we have a clear pro-gun majority on the Supreme Court! The Bruen decision wasn’t a 5-4 case like 2008’s Heller decision; it was a decisive 6-3 victory for freedom and the Second Amendment.

Right now is the BEST TIME to bring gun rights cases before the Supreme Court in my lifetime. And a victory here won’t just protect Washingtonians, it will set the bar for America!

So if $100 or $250 isn’t possible, I hope that you’ll at least consider $75, $50, $25 or whatever you can afford.

And remember, we need to finalize this budget FAST!

For Freedom,

Aaron Dorr
Washington Gun Rights

P.S. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Jay Inslee’s recently signed ‘Assault Weapons’ ban, and Washington Gun Rights is running out of time to file our Amicus Brief!

In the wake of last year’s Bruen decision, there has never been a better time to challenge this tyrannical law in court!


Please make your most generous donation of $150, $100, $50, 25, or whatever you can afford, so we can drag Jay Inslee in Federal Court and overturn HB-1240!



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