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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  • 11 thoughts on “Washington State: Lieutenant Governor Habib Announces Gun Ban in Senate Galleries

    1. 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.

      1. 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 clown Lt G, NONE of whom should have been elected, prove this state is rapidly sliding down the four inch vertical black pipe.

        I wonder if this clown Lt Gov realises that state law mandates that any facility that bans firearms MUST have manned security checkpoints, certain specified signage, AND secure temporary storage for said firearms so that the owner lawfully carrying them can be armed right up to the point he enters the restricted area. Without those features in place, no such place can lawfully enforce the gun ban. I wonder if those facilities and services will be put in place prior to the beginning of the session in January.

          1. 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?

      2. 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 ISSUE, within 30 days of application being completed (King COuntyb used to stubbornly wait till the 29th day to mail it, but lately they’ve changed, In my county I get mine tylically within five business days of renewal.
        Cost for original Mother May I Card is $65, renewal I think is ten bucks less. Does require personal application at CLEO’s office, though, no big deal. Never needed appointment, walked right on in and was served within a few minutes.
        A three day wait period on handguns unless you’ve the Mother May I Card, then it is instant.
        No limits on how many or frequency or new acquisitions
        no limits on ammo.. if yuo can find it for sale, and plop the greenbacks, walk out with it. No record of purchases, either.
        No training or classroom time as a precondition for the Mother May I Card
        open carry legal with no permit
        state gun law preemption (this law alone may well overturn the LtGov’s new gun ban.. ONLY our legislature can pass new gun restrictions, and no political entity can pass anything more restrictive than state laws enacted by the legislature. Ask Seattle about their gun ban in public spaces law they railroaded through a few years back.. and fought all the way to the State Supreme COurt and lost.
        property owners can restrict guns from their property BUT ust comply with certain state laws regarding signage.. and violation only means you can, when discovered, be asked to remove your firearm from the premises, and failure to do so being only criminal tresspass Not a felony.
        carry allowed with Mother May I Card on public transit
        carry in restaurants that serve booze allowed.. but I can’t drink while carrying. (I don’t anyway, so what…)
        carry in bank,s churches, docrtors offices, libraries, nearly all venues open to public is fine

        When I compare our laws andactual practice with those of other states I’ve rtravelled into and through, ours are among the best.

    2. 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!

        1. 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.

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