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Hearings set on dueling initiatives

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

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Gun control initiative qualifies; ‘Revolt’ against Cal. microstamping

    Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office confirmed yesterday to the Seattle P-I.com that the 17-page gun control measure, Initiative 594, has qualified for the November ballot while signatures are still being counted on Initiative 591, and hearings on both are scheduled next Tuesday and Wednesday in Olympia.

    Gun control initiative qualifies; 'Revolt' against Cal microstamping - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com


    Some suggestions for those who plan to attend:

    Clean up and dress for an important social occasion, not a demonstration, rally, WAC gun show or the hunting camp (i.e. no camo, no goofy T-shirts...etc) There will be television cameras. Do YOU want to become the headline?

    • No cheering, clapping, booing, hissing or catcalls during testimony from either side. This is a legislative hearing and there is a certain degree of decorum that must be observed. Imagine you're attending a funeral.

    • If you sign up to testify and have that opportunity, be very brief. Have your remarks prepared and have your facts straight. Nobody needs a lesson about the 2A, but they do need to hear your specific concerns. When your talk time is up, stop talking...and thank the chair for the opportunity.
     
  2. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I sincerely hope it stays in the imagination and does not turn into a funeral for the 2nd.
     
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  3. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's entirely up to our side. If a bunch of yahoos show up and make fools of themselves, it's going to reflect on every gun owner in the state.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Can I wear a lambskin coat and go "baa"?. lol
     
  5. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    saw the headline and thought someone was bringing back legal dueling.......wouldn't that be nice....
     
  6. rtb47

    rtb47 Shelton, WA New Member

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    Please come to testify or at least be present to oppose universal background checks.
    Meeting re 3 bills Tues 1/28/14 House Judiciary: CLICK HERE
    Meeting re 2 bills Wed 1/29/14 Senate Law and Justice: CLICK HERE


    Per the NRA:
    On Tuesday, January 28, Washington citizens will get their first opportunity to testify on Initiative-594, a major gun control bill being falsely promoted as a “Universal Background Check” measure. The House Judiciary Committee will take I-594 up at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room A in the John L. O’Brien House building on the Capitol campus in Olympia. The Senate Law & Justice Committee will take I-594 up the following day, Wednesday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 in the John A. Cherberg Senate Building.
    I-594 is a universal handgun registration scheme being promoted by a very wealthy group of anti-gun elitists who have already raised nearly $1.4 million to qualify this initiative. Although they describe it as a “universal background check” measure, it is not “universal” because criminals will never comply with the requirements. It is; however, universal handgun registration. Under I-594, every time a handgun is transferred, the person receiving the handgun will have their name added to the government database being maintained by the state Department of Licensing.
    Further, virtually every firearm transfer - with very few and limited exceptions - would be required to go through a licensed firearms dealer under the provisions of I-594. I-594 will specifically regulate transfers, not sales. Under the language of I-594, in virtually all cases, a person merely handing his or her firearm to a family member or a friend cannot do so without brokering the transfer through a gun dealer with the accompanying paperwork, taxes and, in the case of handguns, state registration. I-594 also doubles the state waiting period on handgun sales from five to ten days and extends it to every private transfer of a handgun!
    It is critical that you contact your state legislators, especially if they are members on one of these committees, NOW! Respectfully urge them to OPPOSE Initiative-594! It is also critical that NRA members attend the hearings next week to show strong opposition to this misdirected proposal. The media will be there watching and reporting who shows up. We know that anti-gun extremists are working overtime to pack these hearings with people who would like to see your name in a government database!

    Please also contact your state Representatives by calling the toll-free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.
     
  7. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    These are not "dueling" initiatives. You don't get one or the other. I believe that gun-rights proponents should be against BOTH of these measures. (594 and 591)
     
  8. rtb47

    rtb47 Shelton, WA New Member

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    Why should gun rights proponents be against I-591?
     
  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The only way that will happen is if no one stands up for it !
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Dave on this, when in the legislature for any reason I always wore a full fine business suit. At the least dress your best
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    That is a definite necessity.
     
  12. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    Because I-591 promotes the following ideas:

    1) That background checks should be required in order to purchase guns.
    2) That the federal government's definition of background checks should be the standard.