On April 25, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1240 into law, which bans the manufacture, distribution, transfer and sale of AR-15s, along with all semi-auto rifles that measure less than 30" in length or wear other features common to semi-automatic firearms.
Stag Arms of New Britain, Conn., opened shop as a maker of AR-15-type rifles back in 2003—specializing particularly in left-side-ejecting models in order to better accommodate the left-handed segment of the gun community—but it wasn’t until 2017 that the company took its first crack at the larger AR-10-style platform.
It isn’t always easy being a lefty in a right-handed world, and the realm of firearms is no exception. When it comes time to purchase a new gun there are many factors to consider—cost, reliability, weight, fit and finish, ergonomics, size, etc. And for those, like myself, who are lucky enough to be members of the sacred fraternity of left-handedness, gun buying also requires a few additional considerations.
Connecticut-based Stag Arms, LLC, and the company’s owner and founder, Mark Malkowski, have both pled guilty in federal court to violating federal firearms law.