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I am really hoping this is true.

Takko and Blake could scuttle raft of gun control bills


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A little late to the party, but I signed.


There's still plenty of time to sign!

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I am really hoping this is true.

Takko and Blake could scuttle raft of gun control bills


There's a lot of people, particularly in WA. who also hope it is true.

The first measure, 5992 re. 'Trigger Modification Devices' passed out of committee, tho it is not clear as to which language/version, if it was the generic 'trigger modification device' or the more specific language specifically going after bump stocks.


**This measure was also sponsored by a WA. Senator who claims to be pro-2A and a Lifetime NRA member.**



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**This measure was also sponsored by a WA. Senator who claims to be pro-2A and a Lifetime NRA member.**


The old "I support the 2nd Amendment BUT" special category of membeship I presume.


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**This measure was also sponsored by a WA. Senator who claims to be pro-2A and a Lifetime NRA member.**


The old "I support the 2nd Amendment BUT" special category of membeship I presume.


Indeed.

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So HB1122 Substitute Bill regarding safe storage passed out of committee by a 7-6 vote.

IMHO, It appears to be mostly 'feel good' legislation. The gist seems to be *if* a child gets an unsecured firearm AND does something bad with it, you can be held accountable for it.

There's some ambiguous wording in there that of course can be interpreted/stretched.

And the closing says nothing in the section mandates how or where a firearm must be stored, yet in the sections above it is specifically listing several types of storage devices (gun safe, etc). Confused Confused Confused

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"It's not the critic who counts..." TR
Exodus 23.2: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong...
Despite some people's claims to the contrary, 5 lbs. is actually different than 12 lbs.
It's never simple/easy.
 
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SB5992 Trigger Modification devices passed out of committee by a 4-3 vote.

It appears the language to essentially specify 'Bump Stocks' is NOT going to be included.

However, there is a proposed amendment to essentially focus it on actual devices such as 'bump stocks' and 'trigger cranks,' but exclude things like gunsmithing/'action jobs' to a degree, tho it's not clear if that language is going to be included. It is also specifically listing a firing rate of 5-6 rds apparently as some form of qualifier of being a 'machine gun'...uh, yeah...

There's video of the committee hearings if you really want to see how this is all occurring...its about what you'd expect...the sponsoring legislator proclaiming that he's a lifelong NRA member and that he's talked to his fellow shooting buddies and they all agree with this measure...

Even more restrictive measures are on the horizon...

Signatures can still be submitted above...

BOSS


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"It's not the critic who counts..." TR
Exodus 23.2: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong...
Despite some people's claims to the contrary, 5 lbs. is actually different than 12 lbs.
It's never simple/easy.
 
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Next hearing: Washington State House Judiciary Committee, January 25th at 1:30pm in the John L. O'Brien building Hearing Room A.

The Alliance For Gun Responsibility is posting they have a problem because the 'gun lobby' [ie the law abiding citizens standing up for their rights] are "bombarding" legislators with emails/calls.

Even the mega-training center in Nevada is sending out action alerts.

You can still help. Links:


https://www.firearmspolicy.org...ctivation_device_ban

https://www.firearmspolicy.org...049_the_magazine_ban

https://www.firearmspolicy.org...ed_background_checks

https://www.firearmspolicy.org...nsible_for_criminals

https://www.firearmspolicy.org...to_violate_2a_rights


BOSS


A real life Sisyphus...
"It's not the critic who counts..." TR
Exodus 23.2: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong...
Despite some people's claims to the contrary, 5 lbs. is actually different than 12 lbs.
It's never simple/easy.
 
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Late, but done. Hope it helps.
 
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Well, 5992 passed the Senate by a 29-20 vote, including 4 Republicans and Dem. Takko. It still has to go for a full vote.

If there's a silver lining, it's that the version that passed was vastly narrower, specifically listing 'bump stocks' rather than 'parts' that 'increased the rate of fire'

The bigger issues...mag/'assault weapon' bans, background checks, state pre-emption are still on the horizon. Hopefully 5992 will be their one and only temporary victory.

There's also now SB6415 requiring explicit permission to carry a concealed pistol into a private residence...conviction of a violation only costs you your CPL for just a 'temporary' 5 year stint.

Yeah, the law abiding folks that go through the background check and get CPL's, they're obviously the problem...

You can still help with the links above.

BOSS


A real life Sisyphus...
"It's not the critic who counts..." TR
Exodus 23.2: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong...
Despite some people's claims to the contrary, 5 lbs. is actually different than 12 lbs.
It's never simple/easy.
 
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BTT.

Several bills failed to make deadlines/cutoffs, but several others are still alive/active.

Keep making your voices heard.

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A real life Sisyphus...
"It's not the critic who counts..." TR
Exodus 23.2: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong...
Despite some people's claims to the contrary, 5 lbs. is actually different than 12 lbs.
It's never simple/easy.
 
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Greetings,

Still several bills in play, and you can still make your voices heard:

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/wa_ssb_6006

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/oppose_sb_6415

https://www.firearmspolicy.org...to_violate_2a_rights

https://www.firearmspolicy.org...049_the_magazine_ban

https://www.firearmspolicy.org...ctivation_device_ban

Thanks for your time.
BOSS


A real life Sisyphus...
"It's not the critic who counts..." TR
Exodus 23.2: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong...
Despite some people's claims to the contrary, 5 lbs. is actually different than 12 lbs.
It's never simple/easy.
 
Posts: 4301 | Location: In the arena... | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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