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New 2007 Washington State anti gun bills introduced

Discussion in 'Legal' started by wqbang, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. wqbang

    wqbang Member

    Mar 20, 2003
    And it begins......

    HB 1026 - 2007-08 - Regulating the sale of firearms at gun shows and events.

    HB 1014 - 2007-08 - Encouraging safe storage of firearms.

    Everyone had better get ready to make the drive to Olympia on hearing day! Without a good showing of gun owners these probably have a good chance of coming to vote. This year is favorable for Washington anti-gunners to push their long awaited useless legislation - and they have the votes folks!

    Joe Waldron at Washington GOAL will send out timely email updates I am sure.

    Email him at jwaldron@halcyon.com to subscribe to the Washington GOAL alerts.
  2. George S.

    George S. Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Western WA
    In the text of the bill, there is a section 6 that seems to require any person wanting to sell a firearm to another person to take it to a gun show for the sale to take place with the accompanying background check requirement.

    What I find interesting (and funny in a way) is that if you go to the Washington Arms Collectors shows, the only way you can sell or buy a firearm is to be a member of that organization whether or not you buy from one of the private sales or from one of the various gun stores that are at the event. And to join WAC, you have to undergo a background check.

    This bill is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to recent shootings in WA and will do little to stop the private transfer of firearms between private citizens. Which, by the way, is perfectly legal now in WA.

    It states in the bill that there is a "fiscal note" whicl means the Legislature has to come up with a way to finance the whole procedure. The Governor's budget is in place and that will be passed toward the end of the session. If no money is made available to get this travesty up and running, how is the law going to work??

    The other bill "encouraging" safe storage is another reactionary bill. Even if guns are stored in a locked container, what's to keep a kid (or burglar) from breaking into a safe or locked container to take a gun? Responsible gun owners do secure their firearms. And they do teach their kids about responsible use of them.

    It would seem that Rep Moeller either doesn't understand that or is deliberatly ignoring that fact. This is nothing but grandstanding by politicians who do not understand responsible gun owners or simply want to pass feel-good legislation.
  3. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    If those who want to preserve the RKBA in Washington stand silent, it will happen. Call and write. tell you friends to do the same. If it is too much trouble for them, print out the letter and provide them a stamped/addressed envelope. Sign and mail.

    Numbers count more than a few at high volume.
  4. Langenator

    Langenator Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    Ft Belvoir, VA
    Apparently, the gun that the Foss High shooter had on him was stolen in a residential burglarly in 1999.

    I guess that someone's locked house isn't a safe enough storage facility.
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