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ALERT: WA statewide pre-emption repeal hearing on Jan. 21

Discussion in 'Firearm Legislation & Activism' started by 44Brent, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. 44Brent

    44Brent Olympia Member

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    E-mail from WASHINGTON STATE GUN OWNER ACTION ALERT

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    Next Thursday, January 21, is a “gun bill” day in the House Judiciary Committee, at the state capitol in Olympia at 1:30 P.M. in House Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.

    The bills gun owners must oppose include:

    Ban on carrying guns for purposes self-defense on public property or parks 2460
    Confiscation of firearms without due process 1857
    Destruction of confiscated firearms without reason 2372
    Jail time for not locking up all firearms 1747

    Protect Our Gun Rights, Gun Owners Action League, and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms issues a recommendation AGAINST HB 1747, 1857, 2372 and 2460.

    Please voice your SUPPORT for HB 2481, clarifying the current Short Barreled Rifle law.

    You must sign in on the forms outside the hearing room to testify for or against bills. You may also sign in for or against without testifying.

    If you are not available to appear at the hearing, then please click on each bill number linked below and click on the COMMENT ON THIS BILL feature to voice your opposition or support for the following bills:
    HB 1747
    “Safe Storage”
    21 January
    OPPOSE
    House Judiciary
    1:30 p.m. House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

    HB 1857
    “Extreme risk protection orders”
    21 January
    OPPOSE
    House Judiciary
    1:30 p.m. House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

    HB 2372
    Destruction of firearms
    21 January
    OPPOSE
    House Judiciary
    1:30 p.m. House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

    HB 2460 (REPEALS STATEWIDE PREEMPTION)
    Public Property and Parks Carry Ban
    21 January
    OPPOSE
    House Judiciary
    1:30 p.m. House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

    HB 2481
    Clarifies the current legal Short Barreled Rifle Law
    21 January
    SUPPORT House Judiciary
    1:30 p.m. House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

    ***THIS IS NOT AN OPEN CARRY EVENT***

    PLEASE DRESS NO LESS THAN BUSINESS CASUAL
     
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  2. 44Brent

    44Brent Olympia Member

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    Points on the planned repeal of statewide pre-emption in Washington.

    1) Not based on evidence that CPL holders have been shooting up public parks, buses, and other places.

    2) Creates safe zones where jihadists can slaughter defenseless citizens, just as was done in San Bernadino and in Paris.

    3) The State of Washington is already in violation of I-594 by refusing to accept "transfers" of pistols of citizens for safekeeping while the public is entering the legislative chambers at the State Capitol. Note that they have a bogus firearms prohibition sign posted on their legislative building that cites an irrelevant RCW.

    Please show up for the hearing if possible and bring these points up repeatedly to show their hypocrisy, and inability to follow the laws that are already on the books. Are they going to set up "transfer" stations around parks for people to safely store their pistols?
     
  3. addiction

    addiction Monroe Wa Active Member

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    links do not seem to work.....or even be there
     
  4. conp435

    conp435 woodinville Active Member

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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I guess I'd better quit fishing because these events are too important to miss!!!o_Oo_Oo_O
     
  6. addiction

    addiction Monroe Wa Active Member

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    thanks for the link, comments submitted
     
  7. Steven Harper

    Steven Harper Cle Elum, Wa New Member

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    So while organizers and other may not be encouraging open carry . . . . I was able to clear this matter up with the House Attorney. He made it clear that open carry IS legal in the House of Reps, and not just in areas of ingress and egress here is a direct quote from the correspondence he sent:

    As a reminder to the public, the galleries are for observing the Legislature’s work on behalf of the people of Washington State. Legislators work under a set of rules that allow respectful, courteous debate on sometimes contentious issues. A similar protocol extends to the galleries and committee hearing rooms.

    The public is encouraged to visit the Capitol and to watch their lawmakers in action. According to legislative rules adopted by the body as a whole, this observation must be quiet and respectful. These rules prohibit, among other things . . . Open-carried weapons such as guns, firearms, and blades (excluding holstered pistols and revolvers)


    So as long as a firearms (pistol/revolver) is holstered it is allowed.
     
  8. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you're going to practice politics in Olympia today, do it wisely. This committee meeting is not a showboat, it's serious business. Brent's remark is just advisory.


    Virginia lawmakers scrap gun control bills; Olympia hearing today

    A hearing on four gun control measures this afternoon before the Washington State House Judiciary Committee could draw a large crowd of opponents and they’ll be encouraging state lawmakers to follow the lead of Virginia state senators yesterday by scrapping the bills.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/virginia-lawmakers-scrap-gun-control-bills-olympia-hearing-today
     
  9. TMJ76

    TMJ76 Seattle New Member

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    Another point I've tried to explain to my legislators is that HB 2460 will probably lead to more guns being stolen and used by criminals. If the state becomes a patchwork of "gun-free" zones, more guns will be left in unattended vehicles by people who are attempting to follow the law.

    Car break-ins are already a big problem in Seattle and elsewhere, so once again a new gun-control law will probably lead to more crime, not less.

    The Constitutional question seems like a no-brainer - how is banning guns on public land, of all places, consistent with Article 1, Sec. 24? Not that this matters to a lot of lawmakers, unfortunately.
     
  10. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mayb that's the result they're after? Hmmmmmm? :rolleyes: