Washington State: Lieutenant Governor Habib Announces Gun Ban in Senate Galleries

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Washington State: Lieutenant Governor Habib Announces Gun Ban in Senate Galleries
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)-  Monday, anti-gun Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib issued an order that will ban all firearms from Senate Galleries at the Washington State Capitol when the session convenes on January 8th 2018.

This order, which expands upon a previous order from 2015 that banned the open carry of firearms in Capitol galleries, will now prohibit all firearms, including those carried by individuals with a legally issued Concealed Pistol License (CPL).

This misguided order does nothing to prevent criminal acts and will only disarm and restrict law-abiding gun owners from being able to defend themselves while visiting the Capitol.

Furthermore, Lt. Governor Habib’s announcement that this order will be used to help target popular semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity ammunition magazines is just another attempt to stigmatize commonly-owned firearms in Washington state as we head into the 2018 Legislative Session.

This order follows shortly after Attorney General Bob Ferguson renewed his push to ban so-called “assault weapons” during the upcoming session that begins in January.

Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this issue and other measures impacting your Second Amendment rights in the Evergreen State.

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Vanns40

Let’s review, who was it that said, on the Ammoland forum, just a few days ago that Washington State was one of the most gun friendly States in the country? Please step forward and admit, publicly, that you really didn’t know what the hell you were talking about.

Tionico
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Tionico

T’was I,, myself, and I very much DO know what I am talking about…. this had not happened at the point I made my comment. I have personally carried on the floor of house and senate during session. state patrol in evidence, knowing it was fully legal. What has happened is that the numbers of liberal antigun voters concentrated in King and Snohomish Counties have grown to the point where those two counties now run the rest of the state. The recent antics of our sorry excuse of an Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, our “governor” Jay Inslee, and now this… Read more »

Vanns40
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Vanns40

You still haven’t addressed the fact that it ranks 38 out of 50?

DaveW
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DaveW

As far back as I can remember WA has been hunter friendly. HOWEVER, like CA, the political climate is not so much so.

I wonder if this applies to those of similar name carrying AKs in the galleries?

Tionico
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Tionico

ranked 38th out of the 50? On what bases? Sure we swallowed the UBC Blomburg law, ilegal as it is under WA state laws (and never truly challenged the way it SHOULD have been…) SO what? It is no enforced, all but two sheriffs statewisde declared they’d never enforce it. There IS a handgun registry, but that is so far behind, and not searchable, it is ineffective. It never has solved one crime. There are, as yet, no restrictions on type of gun or magazine we can buy/own/possess/use/carry. There is no long gun registry. Mother May I Cards are SHALL… Read more »

Rob J
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Rob J

Unfortunately Washington lost its only resistance to CA styled gun control when the senate went blue. Now with a blue senate, house, and governor (not to mention assistant governor and AG) the bills will be coming fast and furious to strip rights from law abiding citizens. Now more than ever we need voters standing up for their rights, but it seems impossibly considering the district that gave blue control to the senate had less than a 60% turnout at election.

Apathy, eroding our rights faster than politicians!

Bud
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Bud

He might as well have said ” If you want to kill us come on in. We won’t shoot back. We have disarmed for your safety.” Bad guys love it.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Habib is just trying to make the slaughter of infidels easier for his fellow believers. What could go wrong?/sarc.

JS
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JS

The sheep of Washington state will follow him off a cliff looking for the land of milk and honey.
Good riddance

Charlie
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Charlie

Habib? Would this guy have a hidden motive for disarming citizens? Methinks Habib might be one of those “goat-lovers” that Democrats cherish.

Idadho
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Idadho

Habib is a blind Catholic progressive liberal SJW. Been blind since he was 8. Can’t seem to see the 2nd Amendment with his blindness.Maybe he thinks that since he cannot carry, nobody else should be allowed to. He also worked for Hillary.