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Washington state - we won - for now

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Old Dog, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Old Dog

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    With some support by some pro-2A Dems, and major e-mail campaigns to our legislators, we staved off some onerous proposed laws today.
    https://www.king5.com/article/news/...-ban/281-be6a9d6a-5a6e-4f97-9a3f-55bfc9acdaef
    No "assault weapon ban" and no 10-round magazine capacity limits. But our work is cut out for us for sure, and we have to guard against our silly AG and Gov. calling for use of the initiative process.

    But tonight, we celebrate.
     
  2. LiveLife

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    Woohoo! :thumbup:
     
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  3. Spats McGee

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    Congratulations!
    My gut says that your AG and Gov would only do this if they know they can't get the legislature to directly do what they want.
     
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  5. Big_Al

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    Did they drop the changes to the ccw licensing?
     
  6. 2bfree

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    If you are asking about the requirement of training, then yes that did not pass.
     
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    It was the AG and the Gov that asked the legislature to introduce these bills in the first place. Also, this was a short session (60 days ) In odd-numbered years, when the state budget is debated upon, the State Legislature meets for 105 days, and in even-numbered years for 60 days. The Governor of Washington, if necessary, can call legislators in for a special session for a 30-day period at any time in the year.
     
  8. IJ1981

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    A temporary reprieve. Deterioration is inevitable in Washington State. My admiration that you soldier on.

    But King County is a beast that will be extremely difficult to overcome.
     
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    Well it ain't over till it is over, Just found out they had a ghost bill in hiding. HB2947, it is a mag ban but with a buy back. Bills can be introduced after the 19th if it effects the budget, hence the buy back. This was kept in hiding till today..
     
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  10. Spats McGee

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    And yet antigunners continue to act shocked when we act like we don't trust them. Go figure.
     
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    Well done Washington 2A, enjoy the victory; for the battle wages on.
     
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  12. old lady new shooter

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    Good job! :)
     
  13. Old Dog

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    Yep, those weasels kept this bill in reserve:
    https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2947&Year=2019&Initiative=false
    Another interesting aspect: the appropriation for the magazine buy-back would be funded by eliminating the sales tax preference on gold/silver bullion and bullion coins. In any other state, I'd wonder what these fools were smoking, but it's legal up here ...

    I suspect there will be some Dem legislators that will ultimately pay dearly for this one come election time.
     
  14. Old Dog

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    Dodged another one: HB 2947 dies yesterday!

    From NRA-ILA:

    Yesterday, at 8:00PM, the Washington Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2019-2020 session, marking the defeat of several anti-gun bills. Unfortunately, a number of gun control bills did pass this session and are awaiting a signature by Governor Inslee.

    Thank you to all NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who attended committee hearings, grassroots workshops, and contacted their legislators throughout the session. While the NRA is at the Capitol on a daily basis during the session, it’s your active involvement that makes all the difference. Additionally, thank you to all the legislators who stood strong in defense of Second Amendment rights in Washington.

    Some of the more egregious bills that failed to pass this session include:

    House Bill 2947 would have banned the manufacture, possession, sale, transfer, etc. of magazines that hold more than fifteen rounds of ammunition. It would have appropriated funds for the State Patrol to conduct a “buy-back.” Such turn-in events serve as nothing more than propaganda for gun control advocates while failing to promote public safety in any measurable way.

    House Bill 2240 and Senate Bill 6027 would have banned the manufacture, possession, sale, transfer, etc. of magazines that hold more than fifteen rounds of ammunition. So called “high capacity” magazines are in fact standard equipment for commonly-owned firearms that many Americans legally and effectively use for an entire range of legitimate purposes, such as self-defense or competition. Those who own non-compliant magazines prior to the ban would have only been allowed to possess them on their own property and in other limited instances such as at licensed shooting ranges or while hunting. Restricted magazines would have had to be transported unloaded and locked separately from firearms and stored at home locked, making them unavailable for self-defense.

    House Bill 2241 would have banned certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. HB 2241, like its predecessors, would have done nothing to impact crime or keep Washingtonians safer.

    House Bill 1315 and Senate Bill 5174 would have required onerous government red tape and further training to obtain a Concealed Pistol License.

    House Bill 2519 would have banned online sales of ammunition, and potentially required background checks for all ammunition purchases. This bill came on the heels of California’s failed ammunition background check system and was supported by the Attorney General.

    Again, thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters for your active involvemen
     
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  15. Blackbeard 44

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    Thank you very much for the update
     
  16. mjsdwash

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    just our AG. Inslee was neutered years ago.
     
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