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The Washington State Assault Weapon Ban of 2010

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by LC450, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. LC450

    LC450 The Peoples Republic of WA State Member

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    --was formally filed this morning by Senator Adam Kline, cosponsored by Senators Kohl-Welles, McDermott and Fairley (big surprise). The text of the new bill is here: [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/Senate Bills/6396.pdf and there is some nasty stuff in it for gun owners-- it's even worse than the bill Kline filed in 2005, which was stopped by a massive outpouring of We the People at the hearing. Since it will be heard in Kline's Judiciary Committee it's a cinch to go to said Committee, and since Those People (our elected representatives, riiiight) like to either withhold notice of the hearing till the absolute last minute or hold them when they think no one will be able to come, we must stand ready to flood the Capitol with bodies as soon as we get a hearing date. Read this bill if you want to keep your guns!
  2. Karma

    Karma the woods in Oregon Active Member

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    Wow! Subject to home inspection by the sheriff if you have an "assault weapon"! This is b.s.! I hope that everyone in Washington comes out of the woodwork to tell your government to shove it! I don't understand why Oregon and Washington both seem to be excited to follow California when nothing has worked out very well for CA!
  3. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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  4. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Guess it will turn into a WA chapter NWFA "meet and greet". See you all there!

  5. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    Honestly what good does it do to limit mags to 10 rounds, the only people that affects is the good guys, bad guys can still get whatever they want when they want.

    Washington is just trying to mimmick California, they are doing it with their CARB laws, and now they are trying to do it with their gun laws. **** now alls we need is a giant illegal immigrant problem, and an even bigger state budget deficit and we'll be close!
  6. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    The more I read this bill, the more I wonder if the author ever intended it to be taken seriously. For instance:

    (2) No person in this state shall possess or have under his or her control at one time both of the following:
    (a) A semiautomatic or pump-action rifle, semiautomatic pistol, or
    shotgun capable of accepting a detachable magazine; and
    (b) Any magazine capable of use with that firearm that contains
    more than ten rounds of ammunition.

    So my kid won't be able to take her 10/22 with 25 round magazine anywhere to shoot some paper... Apparently she would be allowed to take it to the Police Station to be destroyed. {according the the sections above and below the snipped}
  7. Hoss

    Hoss Bend, Oregon New Member

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    It's because the bad guys are writing
    the laws to disarm the good guys! :eek:
  8. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Stock up on mags boys! Now is a good time, I'm seeing new 30rd ar mags for $10 at the shows. I remamber when I used to pay $20-30 durring the 90s ban era. Stock up on mags, and get a 100rd beta mag in your arsenal too. They can try to ban them, but there are so many millions of 30rd ar mags in existence, they can never get them all.
  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok so this bill is a bunch of BS so what I am asking is that can anyone form WA kind of make a generic email? I would love to email my local rep but I would be so pissed that I would probably do more harm than good. I know when I used to send emails in on the land use issues there was always a generic form that you could put your name on and change a few words here and there. I really would like to send in an email so if anyone has one please pm me or post it up for others to use. IO am sure I am not the only one feeling this way.

  10. DSbur

    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    Some more irksome observations...

    All 4 sponsors are (D)'s. Perhaps our fellow enthusiasts in the Seattle area both D's and R's can help us out?

    Even a 'thumbhole' stock is considered evil (Sec. 1 RCW 9.41.010 (20)(ii)

    Extended pistol magazines beyond the grip(Sec. 1 RCW 9.41.010 (20)(b) banned.

    Anything with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds (Sec. 1 RCW 9.41.010 (20)(c)

    Ditch the high cap mags, you can't have them 'under his/her control' if you have a weapon that can accomodate them(NEW Section 2(2)(b)

    You can only fire them (Assault weapons) at a duly licensed(?) firing range (NEW Section 2(5)(b)

    Yet another e-mail duly sent to my Senator (Pridemore).
  11. Newcastle

    Newcastle Newcastle Member

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    5b is scary because it actually has a chance of going through, which means you can't take your weapon to an outdoor shooting site.

    5a... good luck they're dreaming, a state law cannot trump something that is in the bill of rights, get a seach warrant then come talk to me.

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
  12. jman

    jman Port Angeles New Member

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    Moved up here from San Diego to escape the Libs and their Laws
    Born & Raised in CO and became fed up with it all. Now this?
    If this passes it looks like CA will have better Gun Laws than WA
    Just found out from Personal Security Zone CA recently legalized Saiga's

    Below are some worse than CA portions of this bill

    (20) "Assault weapon" means:
    8 (a) Any semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action rifle
    9 or shotgun that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine, with a
    10 capacity to accept more then ten rounds of ammunition
    32 (d) Any shotgun capable of accepting a detachable magazine;
    11 (23) "Muzzle brake" means a device attached to the muzzle of a
    12 weapon that utilizes escaping gas to reduce recoil.
    13 (24) "Muzzle compensator" means a device attached to the muzzle of
    14 a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to control muzzle movement.

    Starting to question my move to the PNW:huh:
  13. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    keep your powder dry folks the poop hasnt hit the fan just yet but its on its way
  14. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    What are the chances this could pass??????
  15. bassman2

    bassman2 SW WA Active Member

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    I sent an email to my Reps and State Senator - I already got a reply - Less than 30 minutes after sending the email!!!!


    The best gun control is to place a gun firmly in the hand of a law abiding citizen. If that’s not enough, then said citizen should use both hands.

    I will not support anything else.


    Representative Ed Orcutt
    18th Legislative District

    Olympia Office:
    415 John L. O'Brien Building
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA 98504
    * orcutt.ed@leg.wa.gov
    ( 360.673.4978
  16. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Amazingly candid response. I like it :).

  17. haythrower

    haythrower SW WA Member

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    I wrote to Mr. Orcutt and he sent me the same note back. I've had contact with him before on gun rights, and he is a really good guy. Also wrote to Rep Herrera and Senator Zarelli. Hope to hear from them as well.
  18. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Take that man out shooting and then buy him a beer! :thumbup:

    I wish I could write letters to the people up there in WA, but coming from an Oregonian what do they care? :(
  19. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Portland, OR Member

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    Drinks are on me if I ever meet that guy!
  20. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    It would be more useful if we gave financial support to the guys that support our causes.

    At the end of the political day money talks and BS walks.

    Contribute to the campaigns of the good guys.
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