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ACTION ALERT: Hearings on Gun Initiatives I-591 & I594_Jan 28th and 29th_Take Action

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by our2arights, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. our2arights

    our2arights West of the Cascades New Member

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    Please take action to help defend and protect our Second Amendment rights!

    Pro-gun Initiative 591 Protect Our Gun Rights and anti-gun Initiative 594 will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on 1/28/14 at 1:30 PM in House Hearing Rm A, John L. O'Brien Building.
    Agendas

    Both initiatives will also be heard by the Senate Law and Justice Committee on 1/29/14 at 1:30 PM in Senate Hearing Rm 1, J.A. Cherberg Building.
    Agendas


    Actions you can take to make a big difference:

    • Attend the Committee hearings at the times and places listed above. Large numbers of Second Amendment supporters showing up at the hearings will send a clear message to the legislators and the general public via the media that will be present. Capitol Campus map: http://www.des.wa.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/campus-map.pdf
    o Carpool if you can; there is limited parking.
    o Sign-in and indicate that you SUPPORT I-591: Protect Our Gun Rights and you OPPOSE I-594. If you sign up to testify and are called, be brief, have your facts straight, and stay within your allotted time. Be professional. There should be pro-Second Amendment groups testifying; their carefully composed testimony will also represent us. Just being there will make a big difference.
    o Dress appropriately (i.e. no camo, no goofy T-shirts, etc.)
    o NO clapping, cheering, booing, hissing, catcalls, etc. NO SIGNS. They don't allow signs.

    • Call the legislative hotline: 1-800-562-6000. Let them know that you are respectfully asking that your representatives SUPPORT I-591: Protect Our Gun Rights and OPPOSE I-594 the anti-gun initiative.

    • Contact the Committees and respectfully ask them to SUPPORT I-591: Protect Our Gun Rights and OPPOSE I-594 the anti-gun initiative. Write as if you are testifying in-person: Be brief, have your facts straight, and be professional. It is best to use your own words, but your message might be something like:

    I am writing to respectfully ask that you SUPPORT I-591: Protect Our Gun Rights because it is very simple and will protect our Second Amendment rights.

    I am also writing to respectfully ask that you OPPOSE I-594 which is an unnecessary, over-reaching attack and burden on the rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens; it will have no effect on criminals and do nothing to prevent the malevolent and evil acts of criminals.



    House Judiciary Committee
    Committee Members and Staff

    Email addresses (copy and paste the list or use their individual contact pages):
    Laurie.jinkins@leg.wa.gov; drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov; jay.rodne@leg.wa.gov; terry.nealey@leg.wa.gov; roger.goodman@leg.wa.gov; larry.haler@leg.wa.gov; steve.kirby@leg.wa.gov; brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov; dick.muri@leg.wa.gov; tina.orwall@leg.wa.gov; maryhelen.roberts@leg.wa.gov; matt.shea@leg.wa.gov; brady.walkinshaw@leg.wa.gov


    Senate Law and Justice Committee
    Committee Members & Staff

    Email addresses (copy and paste the list or use their individual contact pages):
    mike.padden@leg.wa.gov; steve.oban@leg.wa.gov; adam.kline@leg.wa.gov; Jeannie.darneille@leg.wa.gov; kirk.pearson@leg.wa.gov; Jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov; pam.roach@leg.wa.gov


    We need to work together on this issue and others that are likely to come our way in the near future.

    Thank you for your help.


    Please pass this on to others that want to protect and defend our Second Amendment rights.


    Also see the NRA-ILA article on the subject:
    "Washington: “Universal Handgun Registration” Scheme to be Heard Next Week in Olympia"
     
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  2. our2arights

    our2arights West of the Cascades New Member

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    Show up at the hearings tomorrow and Wednesday if you can; just your presence and signing in indicating your support for I-591 and opposition to I-594 will make a big difference.
     
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  3. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    Ummm..... I-591 is not PRO-GUN. It is just less ANTI-GUN than I-594
     
  4. our2arights

    our2arights West of the Cascades New Member

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    Here are the links to the testimony given on both days. There were a large number of people that attended the House Judiciary hearing so many of them did not get a chance to speak. There were not as many people at the Senate Law and Justice hearing, and it appeared that all people that wanted to speak had that opportunity. In both cases, people could also submit their written testimony if they chose to do so. If you were not able to attend the hearings, it is worth your time to watch the testimony.

    1-28-14
    Testimony to the WA Judiciary Committee

    Public: HI 591: Protect Our Gun Rights, HI 594: Universal Background Checks, HB 1561: Short Barrel Rifles
    Full Video:
    TVW v3


    1-29-14
    Testimony to the WA Senate Law and Justice Committee

    Public: HI 591: Protect Our Gun Rights, HI 594: Universal Background Checks
    Full Video:
    TVW v3


    IMO: The anti-gun crowd (supporters of I-594) continuously focus on the emotional anti-gun mileage they can get out of horrible tragedies versus drilling down to the root causes of the social ills that are the primary causes of those tragedies.
     
  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    WAGR or Protect our Gun Rights ? now accepts PayPal :)

    Just received the below message.
    Sometimes ya have to push things a bit :D
    Just made a donation to you folks up in WA, so it works.
    Look on the right side of the page. Donate, it's painless.

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    Thank you for your inquiry. We now accept PayPal.

    There is a donation link now on I-591 | I-591 Protect Our Gun Rights | YES on I-591I-591 Protect Our Gun Rights | YES on I-591

    Kindly,

    Phil Watson

    Protect Our Gun Rights