Washington: Additional Hearing Scheduled on Gun Ban Bills

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Washington: Additional Hearing Scheduled on Gun Ban Bills

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Washinton State: On Tuesday, January 21st, at 10AM, the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee will consider several anti-gun bills that would severely restrict the Constitutional Rights of law-abiding Washingtonian citizens. This hearing comes just one day after the Senate Law & Justice Committee will hear testimony on numerous other gun bills. Testimony will be limited to 90 seconds per person and House Bills 2240 and 2241 will be heard together.

Please make plans to attend the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee hearing on January 21st at 10:00AM. In addition, please use the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.

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The following bills are scheduled for a hearing:

  • House Bill 2240 would ban the manufacture, possession, sale, transfer, etc. of magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. This measure is strongly supported by the Governor and the Attorney General, and would severely limit your ability to defend yourself and your loved ones. This is the companion bill to Senate Bill 6077, which the Senate Law & Justice Committee will hear on January 20th.
  • House Bill 2241 would ban certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. HB 2241, like its predecessors, would do nothing to impact crime or keep Washingtonians safer.
  • House Bill 2519 would ban online sales of ammunition, and potentially require background checks for all ammunition purchases. This bill comes on the heels of California’s failed ammunition background check system and is being supported by the Attorney General.
  • House Bill 1374 would abolish Washington’s decades-old state preemption statute, allowing localities to pass any gun control measures they see fit. Repealing preemption would lead to a confusing patchwork of local laws, making it extremely difficult for even the most well-meaning, and otherwise law-abiding, gun owners to avoid inadvertently becoming criminals. The hearing will be held on a substitute bill that has not yet been released. 
  • House Bill 1315 would require onerous government red tape and further training to obtain a Concealed Pistol License. Training requirements are yet another cost-prohibitive measure intended to ensure that lower-income Americans are barred from defending themselves. The hearing will be held on a substitute bill that has not yet been released. 

Additionally, on Friday, January 17th, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 2467, which would create a single point of contact background check system in WA. This bill has been introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators in an effort to streamline the background check system in Washington. Instead of conducting CPL-holder firearm purchases through the existing process, which can up to take 10 days, an automated check system would restore an instant check, similar to the NICS check that was previously used. While some groups have mischaracterized this bill as an “excise tax” on all firearm transfers, no fees have been set and this topic remains an important point of discussion. Your NRA has a seat at the table of these discussions and will continue to advocate on behalf of gun owners as this process continues.

Again, please use the “Take Action” button above to contact members of the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee, and if possible, make plans to attend the committee hearings on January 20th & 21st

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for updates. And, in the meantime, please sign up to volunteer to help defeat the anti-gun agenda in Washington.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Leave it to leftist communists to limit rights.
This plight of anti-American politicians and bureaucrats must be repelled by removing and banning them from every public office all across the land.

Oldman
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Oldman

Maybe today’s victory in VA will set an example to the patriots in WA, OR, CO and ID. Maybe?
There are probably a few in my neck of the woods that might think it’s important enough to spend a day in Olympia just to strike a bit of fear into the numb minds named Ferguson and Inslee. Culp for Gov 2020!

loveaduck
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loveaduck

Why don’t they just leave the 2A alone and go back into their mole holes?

Frdmftr
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Frdmftr

I recommend pro-gun citizens who have conservative representatives put pressure on their representatives to file ethics complaints against the anti-gun legislators for introducing legislation that violates the Constitution of the State of Washington and of the United States. Perjury of the oath of office is a High Crime justifying impeachment and justifying prosecution after impeachment.

Don
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Don

Inslee and Ferguson are the enemy of the people. Washington is ruled by Puget Sound counties, but it doesn’t have to be so. If only the people in the rest of the state would get out and vote they could stop this slide into tyranny. Republicans lose in statewide elections because the people of central and eastern Washington simply do not vote. Puget sound is supported by the unionists in Grays harbor and Jefferson county. The ignorant 100 year old union ideas are still present in those counties.

Oldman
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Oldman

@Don. I believe you to be wrong on that one. Thinkin’ it’s the ones in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties that never vote. These people are so caught up in the rat race and trying to make enough moolah to pay their exhorbitant taxes, they don’t have time to THINK! The voters in this state passed an initiative to keep a 30 dollah license plate fee to only have it declared unconstitutional by a left wing judge. The reason? It’s against the state constitution? Right.

JPM
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JPM

Typical Wayne LaPierre bullshit ineffective recommendation. Contacting liberal lawmakers to change their minds on 2nd Amendment issues is about as effective as farting in a whirlwind, and so is sending LaPierre more money. Too little too late LaPierre with more bad advice on no action.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Can it be ANY more clear? The communist democrats DEMAND a communist America. A totalitarian United States. Communist democrats demand their slaves be disarmed. We have a Second Amendment to prevent just such a thing, but, far too many Americans would never risk losing their ‘stuff’ just to be free. ONLY after they are slaves will they realize how great freedom was. But…it will be far too late, then. In our Republic, the American People are the ultimate power & authority. Governments exist ONLY because the People allow it, NOT because the government is master. Governments have NO right to… Read more »