This is an extremely important piece of information that I received from a Republican Legislator who I know personally. It's frightening, so let's try and do something about this before it's too late!!!! Pass it on to every gun owner you know in WA. Send it to the NRA, GOA, and every other organization you know of. Call your legislator and tell them "Hell No!". This is serious. Mike =============================== This is urgent, I was contacted this afternoon for help in spreading the word on this issue from a state lobbyist, on a scale from 1-10 this is a ten, remember that both houses are controlled in Olympia now by Democrats. Some of you may know that I serve on a couple of Washington Sportsmen boards, and even as a hunter this issue concerns me. Letâ€™s show support and unity and tell these elected officials that have no common sense no on the following issues. PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. What: Hearing on firearms issues Tuesday January 25,2005 Where: Senate hearing Room 1 J.A. Cherberg Building Olympia Wa. Time: 3:30PM The following bills have a hearing on them: Â· Fifty caliber ban of 2005 (S-0541.1) Â· SB 5343 Regulating the sale of firearms at gun show and events (background checks on trading, selling, and requiring a federal firearms license, also a fee paid to the state patrol for the transaction) Â· SB 5342 Encouraging safe storage of firearms ( owner can be prosecuted if a child (under16) gains access to a loaded firearm) Â· Assault weapons ban of 2005 (S-0230.2) (I have been told this covers all semi-auto riffles, at this time it is not on the state website in detail) mini 14, Ruger 10-22, etc. matches this description which is used by hunters also. I was also informed that they need bodies to show up to this hearing, it was put as one of the most anti gun movement biggest moves in over a decade in Washington. If you cannot attend please call 1-800-562-6000 and tell your legislator NO on these bills. We need to show support or these will pass and others to follow in future years. Do I need to say California, Canada, etc.