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New Senate SBR bill.

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Ranb, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    There is a new Senate SBR bill here; SB 5956 No text or sponsors yet though. This is a start though. At least we now have a bill number we can reference.

    Randy
     
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    e55komp tacoma Member

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    i should be excited..... but my cleo wont sign off even if it does happen :(
     
  3. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like Hatfield has sponsored it so far.

    I would love to see this pass.
     
  4. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    SB 5956 - 2013-14
    New bill text here. It's just like the House bill.
    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Senate Bills/5956.pdf

    Here is a sample letter. Please do not directly copy it.

    Randy
     
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  5. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    What did he say when you discussed it with him?

    Randy
     
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    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This my be good news.
     
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    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    Ranb,

    Thank you for doing a ton of work yet again on this, how can we help you out other than writing our Senators and Reps.?
     
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    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    I would also like to know, since I moved to Pierce this year and would prefer to do a Form 1 SBR
     
  9. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Let me know what I can do to help! If this passes an MP5SD in semi will be on my build list
     
  10. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    If you have never contacted your legislators before, this is how you do it.
    Figure out which ones are yours. http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

    Send a real letter and back it up with an e-mail. There is an e-mail link on the Senator's homepage. Or you can use FirstName.LastName@leg.wa.gov to reach them directly

    Once you get their attention they will most likely reply by e-mail. Save all of your e-mails to and from your Senators and Representatives. I have a sample letter above, use it to get ideas but also personalize it. Never say anything you can't prove. Always be polite even if they are not. Make sure to ask them to sponsor the bill, and if they already are, thank them for it. We have to convince these guys that SBR's will only be owned by the nicest people in town.

    After they respond, ask them to sponsor the bill. If they don't, then ask to meet with them. Invite a friend to go with to meet them. If they refuse to meet, then ask them for a date and time to speak on the phone. These legislators are part-time politicians and most have day jobs. The district legislators in WA are much easier to talk to than the ones in Washington DC. If they don't want to sponsor, press them for a reason why.

    Most of the time you will be dealing with their administrative aide. This is normal as the aide is the filter between the Senator and the voters.

    When a hearing is scheduled, take time off from work or play to attend. We never had more than a dozen people show for the silencer use bills, we were very lucky that those attending did not oppose the bills. Anyone living within 50 miles of the Seattle/Tacoma area should have no trouble getting there to Olympia.

    Keep in mind that while there are other forces at work (back room politics/deals) we need grass roots support. The NRA is offering no support as far as I know. Even the WAC offered no more than a letter to the committee for the silencer use bill. Whlie it is the bill priime sponsor that pushes or makes deals to get this bill a hearing, it is the voters that push their Senators to get on board as a co-sponsors. I turned Senator and Representatives in my district from a "I'll think about it" to actual co-sponsors with a simple meeting or phone call.

    Randy Bragge
    Belfair, WA ranb40@yahoo.com
    (360) 440-5889
     
  11. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    Randy,

    please post when the hearings are coming up, the longer the notice the better.

    I'll send you an Email to your yahoo acount
     
  12. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    With Pedersen taking Murray's place in the Senate the new House Judiciary Chair will be Laurie Jinkins. Jinkins

    She co-sponsored the gun range protection bill during the 2013 session but also supported the background check bill. I did not see anything else outstanding on her sponsorship record. I sent her a letter asking to meet or speak to her about the SBR bill.

    With Pedersen gone, it looks like we will have a chance to get HB 1561 a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Keep your fingers crossed. :)

    Randy
     
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    knarley curtin oregon Active Member

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    Good luck guys! Maybe there's hope for the peoples republic of Wash. You too, should know the joy of having an suppressed AR that's shorter than a Kentucky rifle!
     
  14. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    A new Senate Committee of Law and Justice agenda is posted. Agenda

    I594 (bkgd check) and I591 (protect gun rights) are scheduled for a hearing on 1/29 at 1:30 pm. There is a 8:00am meeting scheduled for the 31st, but no bills listed yet.

    The shipyard is sending me to San Diego for 45 days at the end of the month. I was planning on leaving on the 30th, but if the SBR bill is scheduled for Friday I'll delay my trip to make the hearing. I really want to speak to the committee about this bill, but we need others who are ready to attend and speak. Who is ready to do this?

    Randy
     
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    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Sentor Padden has scheduled SB 5956 for a hearing.
    The House Judiciary Committee hearing is on Tuesday 1/28/14 at 1:30 pm. The Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing is on Friday 1/31/14 at 8:00 am. I will be at the House hearing but am unable to attend the Senate hearing due to my trip to San Diego with the shipyard.

    These bills are making better headway than the silencer use bill did back in 2011.

    The House hearings are scheduled the same day as I-594 (bkgd checks) and I-591. Expect many people to be at the House hearings for the initiatives.

    The Senate hearings also include a range protection bill. Last session this bill brought out many people both pro and con. If you want to speak, it is important to arrive at least an hour early to be signed up near the top of the list.

    Randy
     
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    Dogfish Washington Member

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    Outstanding job Randy on gettin the support out there. Nice job on testimony folks. Good to see you there Tom.

    I spoke with Brian Blake, the representative running the bill, and he said the next step in the process should be an email campaign to the folks on the judiciary, especially the democrats, but do not include Jinkins in your emails. His reasoning for this is as follows. Jinkins is a public health nurse who sees guns as a disease that needs to be treated and eliminated through legislation, and SBR's are just another gun to her. She doesn't care about the mechanics. She is vehemently anti-gun, so you will not sway her, but it is very likely that we can get a number of the democratic members of the judiciary commiittee to support moving the bill forward.

    Emails to the other members of the committee should be short. "Thanks for taking the time to hear the presentation on the bill, this is why I support it, and I would appreciate it if you would do your best to move it out of committee so that the bill can be voted on the floor." That's it. Keep it a max of a paragraph or two.

    Brian says that it is best to do an "end around" Jinkins. It is obvious that Matt Shea supports the bill, along with a number of republicans, as he was also on board with the suppressor legislation.

    Here is the list of representatives on the judiciary committee. Remember, email everybody except for Jinkins. Committee Members and Staff

    See you guys Friday at the Senate hearing for the second part of the process.
     
  17. Dogfish

    Dogfish Washington Member

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    Go the trust route.
     
  18. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Here are the House Judiciary Committee members.

    Jinkins, Laurie (D) Chair She schedules bills for hearings
    Hansen, Drew (D) Vice Chair
    Rodne, Jay (R)
    Nealey, Terry (R) HB1561 co-sponsor
    Goodman, Roger (D) HB1561 co-sponsor
    Haler, Larry (R)
    Kirby, Steve (D) HB1561 co-sponsor
    Klippert, Brad (R) HB1561 co-sponsor
    Muri, Dick (R)
    Orwall, Tina (D)
    Roberts, Mary Helen (D) HB1561 co-sponsor
    Shea, Matt (R) HB1561 co-sponsor
    Walkinshaw, Brady (D)

    There are changes to the membership since last session, so we no longer have 7 of 13 members as co-sponsors. If all of the members are in attendance during the executive hearing, then we only need one additional member to vote for the bill to send it along with a pass recommendation.

    If you write to all the members except for Jinkins, please thank the co-sponsors in addition to requesting that the others on the committee vote for the bill during the executive hearing.

    Randy
     
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  19. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Any info from today?
     
  20. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Six people signed in for SB 5956, all pro and none against. Three of us spoke and we were not rushed by the chairman at all. You can see the video here; TVW v3 Senator Hatfield's opening statement was mostly like Blake's at the House hearing. Padden has to get this bill an executive hearing and recommend it for passage prior to 2/7 so it can go to the Rules Committee. It has until 2/18 to pass the Senate and go to the House.

    Randy