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Gun Control Hearings this Thursday

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by teb, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. teb

    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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  2. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't seen the post yet, thanks for bringing this up.

    On the agenda are:

    House Bill 1747, sponsored by state Representative Ruth Kagi (D-32), would impose criminal penalties for “child endangerment due to unsafe storage of a firearm" if a “child” (defined as up to age 17) causes personal injury or death with a firearm. This bill is unnecessary; firearms are at the bottom of the list of items causing injury and/or death to children and in those rare cases where adults are truly negligent, the existing reckless endangerment statute is adequate.

    House Bill 2461, sponsored by state Representative Laurie Jinkins, would allow family members or law enforcement to petition the court to issue an “extreme risk protection order,” taking away someone’s Second Amendment rights without due process.

    House Bill 2372, sponsored by state Representative Tana Senn, would permit law enforcement to destroy firearms that have been seized or forfeited. Existing law allows local municipalities to sell seized and forfeited firearms to raise money for local public safety. HB 2372 repeals that opportunity. This bill was introduced by the same legislator who brought the ammunition tax, a bill that places the blame of criminal activity and violence on her law-abiding constituents.

    House Bill 2460, sponsored by state Representative Brady Walkinshaw, would allow local municipalities to ban the possession of firearms in public parks, recreational facilities, libraries and in all public transportation. Not only would this effectively take away the right of self-defense in these public places, but it would be a huge first step in weakening the preemption statute and opening the door to allow for the local prohibition of firearms. The preemption statute is put in place to prevent local municipalities from creating a patchwork of complex and confusing gun laws that could ensnare gun owners unaware of the laws.



    Also being heard by the House Judiciary Committee is NRA-backed legislation, House Bill 2481. Sponsored by state Representative Brian Blake, HB 2481 would clarify the current, inadequately-written exemption in Washington law that is intended to allow individuals who are licensed under federal law to manufacture, own, buy, sell, furnish or be in possession of a short-barreled rifles.

    source: NRA-ILA
     
  3. teb

    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    Yeah, there we go.
    Click on all of the bills and comment on them.
     
  4. nammac

    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I've read the synopsis of each... Pray tell, just which of these new proposed laws will be followed by those who already illegally posses firearms (making them a criminal already) or those who have gone off their meds????

    Where's the legislation that actually punishes the criminals and protects the victims????

    My God, how did such a large group of leftist liberal legislators come to control the entire left coast?