House Committee Passes Substitute Measure for Felony Open Carry

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Last week, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee considered House Bill 1283. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Last week, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee considered House Bill 1283.  Previously, this measure could have caused the lawful open carry of a firearm to become a felony offense.  While the substitute measure removes certain language from the original measure that triggered the felony charge if an individual “felt threatened,” the substance of the bill remains the same.

House Bill 1283’s substitute still creates a felony charge for the open carry of firearms in certain situations.  The vague definitions in the measure could still ensnare individuals who are lawfully exercising their Second Amendment rights, entirely based on the actions of others.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to monitor this legislation and keep you updated with information and actions that you can take.  Please stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts.


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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
11 days ago

Oh, I feel better……Wayno and company are on it…….between fighting NY Ag suit, filing bankruptcy, reincorporating and moving to Texas, buying more $20,000 suits and paying trollop’s apt rent.

John Dow
John Dow
11 days ago

would be nice to tell us what state this is in.

oh, it’s WA.

pureamericana
pureamericana
11 days ago

Meanwhile the Big Guy Mr.10%, is opening the border to whoever arrives.
A very high percentage are murderers,thieves,drug dealers and rapist, yet this corrupt unethical immoral Pelosi Congress is focusing on penalties for American citizens. How much further is this nest of subversives in power and fortifying DC for their protection, go to disrespecting American citizens ?

HLB
HLB
11 days ago

When I started regularly carrying 20 something years ago, I found problems with the law and concealed carry. The main problem was that by not declaring your weapon openly, the law used various methods to stop you and search you for hiding your weapon. Once you bypass all of that confusion about hiding you can directly confront any invasion of your rights without allowing the incremental ladder to seizure. I have had my weapons seized before when they where hidden, because the law can approach you with little fear of any resistance. I have never had my weapons seized when… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
11 days ago

Ok, I asked google to see a picture of the washington state captol in Olympia. The picture doesn’t look close to what is on this post IMO. I asked where the House of Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee is located and it said washington not D.C.

HLB
HLB
11 days ago

Journalism frequently ignores the fundamental process of delivering information. You have to have a starting point in time and space. You have to progress from that to the item that triggered the news. You have to report all sides of the story. Then the reader can determine praise, fault, or action necessary.
HLB

VCDL President
VCDL President
11 days ago

The article doesn’t say where this is happening. I’m guessing Washington state. It can’t be DC, because House bills start with “HR”. It’s not Virginia…

Stag
Stag
11 days ago

More infringement made possible by the NRA’s support and passage of the 1968 GCA.

nrringlee
nrringlee
11 days ago

OK, folks, without reference to your favorite search engine (not google) can you read this article and tell me what jurisdiction NRA-ILA is talking about? For those of you who are wondering it is the place of my birth, The People’s Republic of Lenin, formerly known as the State of Washington. Let’s at least try to stick with the old who, what, when, where and why of journalism 101. Thank you.

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable
11 days ago

Bad circumstances create bad laws. There is already an unconstitutional law that bans even people with permits for firearms to be near any kind of rally in DC. Now they are going to wall off the congress (because walls don’t work, right, democrats?) and pass a raft of anti-gun bills. Meanwhile, the MSM still won’t report on the antifa agitators who got the ball rolling at the capitol riots.

Red Falcon 1325
Red Falcon 1325
11 days ago

To add – Bad politicians create bad laws.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
11 days ago

To add further, apathetic citizens fail to remove these bad legislators and prevent the making of bad or unconstitutional laws.