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WA Senate vote on silencer bill 5112 may be close.

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Ranb, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    One of our friends on the Subguns board says he got a message from Joe Waldron (WA Arms Collectors) saying that the Senate vote will not be the landslide it was in the House. He thinks the vote will be next week. Link to Subguns thread. WA state SB5112 update write your senators!!

    All it takes is an e-mail to remind them. Find your Senator here; Find Your Legislator

    List of Senator e-mail addresses here; https://dlr.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/Default.aspx?Chamber=S Even if you wrote them last month, it is a good idea to write to them again. We have the whole weekend to write to every one of these people. This is the best chance we'll ever have to change the law, so let's not blow it. :)

    Write up a nice short e-mail telling them why you feel they should vote yes on bill 5112 and send it to as many as you can. You can remind them that no one showed in Olympia during the Judiciary hearings to oppose the bills, that there is very little crime associated with suppressors and the police want this bill to pass.

    The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) sent a representative to both Judiciary hearings and enthusiastically supported the bills. The police need this bill passed as the law currently forbids suppressor use by the police and military in WA State. Here is a link to their letter supporting the bill. http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u320/ranb40/suppressors/?action=view&current=WACOPSletter.jpg

    Cease Fire Washington is taking a neutral stance on the silencer use bill. Unfortunately I was not able to get this in writing from them. You can ask them to contact Michael Wolfe if they want his opinion on the issue.

    Better that you send your e-mails to each Senator individually. Put all of the Senators on one e-mail and it might head for their spam directory instead of the in-box. Thanks.

    Randy
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    E-mail sent to Joseph Zarelli, will report back with his response.
     
  3. bassman2

    bassman2 SW WA Active Member

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    Just sent an email...
     
  4. MuddyWatters

    MuddyWatters West Seattle Member

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    Just e-mailed Senator Sharon Nelson.
     
  5. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I e-mailed every Senator except for the sponsors and the Judiciary committee members. I do not really expect to get replies, but hopefully they will actually read the e-mails and give the bill a chance.

    Ranb
     
  6. Gov't Mule

    Gov't Mule NW Member

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    My google-fu is weak this morning; I can't find a list of the Judiciary committee members. Would you mind posting it?
     
  7. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Senator Honeyford's district and I'm pretty sure he is pro-gun. But I just sent some more emails anyways!

    ;)
     
  9. Gov't Mule

    Gov't Mule NW Member

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    Just did the same.
     
  10. wsu 5.9er

    wsu 5.9er Spanaway WA Member

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    E-mailed my Senator. ;)
     
  11. mxitman

    mxitman N. Seattle Member

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    Just sent my email to 1st District Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe Also sent another email to friends and family to help support...
     
  12. Gov't Mule

    Gov't Mule NW Member

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    I have received several encouraging replies.
     
  13. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Did any of them say when the Rules committe might send out for a vote? If not, could you ask them? thanks

    Ranb
     
  14. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I just sent my first e-mail to a senator
     
  15. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Kimber Custom,

    Don't stop there, e-mail as many others as you can please. :) While they probably will not reply, it can get them to think about it. Educate them on how it is legal to own and use a silencer in most other states and what we go through to own them here. Yours might be the e-mail that they think about when it is time to vote yes or no on the Senate floor.

    Ranb
     
  16. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I have been trying to reach Rules committee members on the phone, but it is difficult. Their aides are not willing to set up a time to talk to their Senator on the phone or arrange a meeting. They may be more willing to speak to a person in their district. If anyone is in the district of the following Rules committee members, please call them on the phone and urge them to get bill 5112 placed on the floor calendar for a second reading.

    Owen, Brad (D) Chair LEG 220 (360) 786-7700
    Prentice, Margarita (D) Vice Chair LEG 312 (360) 786-7616
    Hewitt, Mike (R) * LEG 314 (360) 786-7630
    Brown, Lisa (D) LEG 307 (360) 786-7604
    Carrell, Mike (R) INB 102 (360) 786-7654
    Eide, Tracey (D) LEG 305 (360) 786-7658
    Fraser, Karen (D) LEG 404 (360) 786-7642
    Harper, Nick (D) JAC 226 (360) 786-7674
    Haugen, Mary Margaret (D) JAC 305 (360) 786-7618
    Keiser, Karen (D) JAC 224 (360) 786-7664
    King, Curtis (R) INB 205 (360) 786-7626
    Kline, Adam (D) JAC 223 (360) 786-7688
    Kohl-Welles, Jeanne (D) JAC 219 (360) 786-7670
    McAuliffe, Rosemary (D) LEG 403 (360) 786-7600
    Parlette, Linda Evans (R) LEG 316 (360) 786-7622
    Pflug, Cheryl (R) LEG 415 (360) 786-7608
    Rockefeller, Phil (D) JAC 218 (360) 786-7644
    Schoesler, Mark (R) INB 110 (360) 786-7620
    Stevens, Val (R) INB 105 (360) 786-7676
    White, Scott (D) LEG 402 (360) 786-7690
    Zarelli, Joseph (R) INB 204 (360) 786-7634

    Here are the Senate e-mail addresses; https://dlr.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/Default.aspx?Chamber=S

    Here is how you find your Senator; Find Your Legislator

    Thanks

    Ranb
     
  17. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Email sent to Sen. Craig Pridemore
     
  18. amodei1

    amodei1 Bonney Lake New Member

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    I emailed Pam Roach. Noticed on her site, it was not listed as one she supports.
     
  19. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I hope this takes awhile.. I need to send in some more form 4's before you WA nerds get to flood the ATF.
     
  20. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Senator Roach was one of the two thta told me they did not support the bill. The other was Represenative Hargrove, the freshman Republican. Hargrove eventually voted yes in the House and Roach supported it in the Senate Judiciary committee.

    Ranb