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June 17th Legal update – There is a lot to cover, here are the important takes aways if you can’t watch the whole video.
1) Lowers / frames and “other” firearms. DOL and agencies are finally working on this. After July 1 there is no ability to process a background check for these items. Senator Wilson and others are requesting an immediate resolution from the state. The SAF & NRA attorneys are preparing actions as well. More coming on this in the next few days.
2) The Injunction – It will NOT be in place July 1. 1639 is going into full effect, get ready for it.
3) Hippa rules only apply to healthcare providers not the state. There is no standing to sue over this egregious portion of the law.
4) State court challenges are going to be very difficult. There are no other suits in process that I’m aware of. We’re the only active lawsuit, with 5 other co-plaintiffs.
5) Our free 1639 class is moving towards publication, we’ll do a slow roll out after thorough testing. We don’t believe anyone should have to pay for state mandated training. We believe training is a great opportunity to improve skills and proficiency but not a requirement mandated by the state. Again, we put our money where our mouth is to support our fellow law abiding citizens. It’s the right thing to do.
6) Trial date – 18 months out. Senators Murray and Cantwell blocking appointments to the federal court. There are 3 judges in the Western District, all semi-retired, so cases take a long time to come to fruition.
7) Donate 1639 Legal defense fund on GoFundMe or directly to the Second Amendment Foundation. To date we have raised about $100,000 in our fight against 1639. No excuses why WA dealers, ranges and manufacturers weren’t fully engaged in this fight from the beginning…but they counted on others to do the work for them. They didn’t, so here we are, fighting in near complete isolation.
Here’s my Two Cents, not fact, but what I see happening to Washington gun owners.
First, some dealers will shut down. The costs of operation are going up at the dealer level, time and headaches multiplying. To stock and support quality products is a challenge already when competing with online retailers who just operate a website, run out of their garage or direct ship from wholesalers. Support your local gun shop, or they will go away. Washington will retain some “transfer” dealers, but a number of smaller, rural shops especially, will evaporate and I suspect that was part of the grand plan. The ability to touch and feel firearms at a shop, will continue to shrink. Remember to support those that fought for your rights tooth an nail, and it wasn’t Cabelas, Bud’s guns or Palmetto. It was a small shop in Sequim. A pawn shop in Bonney Lake. A great store in Covington. An amazing range in Spokane. It was precious few who stood up and used their voices. The rest, well, the rest just let others do the dirty work.
We will win on a few of the issues. The others will have to be changed via the legislature or initiative process. Washington firearms users all need to come together and get proactive, working together. If we don’t, our rights will continue to subjugated while your neighbors are tricked into voting for unicorns and rainbows, while criminals steal their firearms and victimize citizens with immunity.
Good luck everyone. Fight on, its only just begun. Carry on.