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HBs I-591 & I-594 Judiciary Hearing Jan 28th 130pm (Olympia)

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by m1gunr, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. m1gunr

    m1gunr Tacoma Member

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    Washington State listen up.....

    There is an upcoming hearing in Judiciary on Jan. 28th at 1:30 p.m. regarding House Bills I-594(anti) & I-591(pro). We need your support by either testifying on behalf of gun rights/2nd amendment or just being physically there. Please come to Olympia as we need as many people there as possible.

    Concealed Carry & Open Carry is allowed on the Washington State capitol grounds. See you there !
     
  2. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    I wish I could be there!

    I know for a fact the gun grabbers will use their favorite "40% of guns are sold without a background check" myth. Someone needs to challenge that.

    Even Factcheck.org says it is 'misleading'. It's based on a small telephone survey from 1994, which is four years before the FBI launched NICS.

    Print this page and bring it!

    Guns Acquired Without Background Checks
     
  3. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    If you cannot be there, consider sending an e-mail to your representative and request their support. Here's the e-mail I just sent to Representative Dahlquist. Send the same e-mail to all of them you can. The more they hear from us the better...fill their in-boxes!

    Hello Cathy,
    I'm writing to request that you please oppose initiative I-594. The proponents of this bill are using data that is outdated and baseless (see link attached). The fact that this bill, if approved, can directly effect one of our Constitutional Rights and freedoms is very concerning. To that end, it should require a heavy burden of proof with current and corroborated facts and data to even be considered. While on the surface I-594's "background checks" seems innocent enough, it is not. If passed, it simply opens the door to further restrictions and attacks on our rights.

    I hope we can count on you to oppose I-594 and support I-591. The vast majority of our fellow citizens are law abiding, responsible gun owners -- help us maintain our 2nd Amendment Right and not allow further legislation to encumber the freedoms we all have.

    Guns Acquired Without Background Checks

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider this very important matter.

    Sincerely,
     
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  4. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Stand outside the legislator hall where the reps, media, everyone else can see you, with a big sign and a few flyers.
     
  5. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Well said!

    A couple of other points for people to consider:

    For starters, this bill will put honest people in prison. There are enough grey areas in this complex bill to catch many law abiding gun owners. It appears even WAGR doesn't even understand their own bill, as their FAQ contradicts the language in the bill!

    The bill uses the term ' established shooting range authorized by the governing body of the jurisdiction in which such range is located' which is completely unclear and doesn't cover all scenarios. What are the rules for getting a range authorized by a governing body? Does this cover private ranges in rural areas?

    If a range is not 'authorized', this bill will eliminate rental guns at ranges. The only exception is for temporary transfers for sporting competitions and those under 18 y.o.

    WAGR has circulated an FAQ stating that 'friends using each others guns while target shooting' is not a transfer, but that's not what the bill says. There is no exception for loans in the bill. 594 clearly says transfers include gifts and loans. (see FAQ at http://www.kcba.org/judicial/legislative/pdf/gunsafety/594faq.pdf)

    I regularly go target shooting on my friends 50 acre rural property. We aren't hunting, it's not a competition or performance, and it's a private range on private land. According to 594, if he shoots my guns, that is a transfer and he is committing a crime!
     
  6. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Note from GOAL

     
  7. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    related thread:
    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/legal-political/160522-hearings-set-dueling-initiatives.html



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