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WA silencer use bill Senate hearing!!!

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Ranb, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Judiciary
    1/26/11 1:30 pm
    Senate Full Committee
    Senate Hearing Rm 1
    J.A. Cherberg Building
    Olympia, WA

    Public Hearing:
    1.SB 5112 - Changing restrictions on firearm noise suppressors.
    2.SB 5115 - Concerning private transfer fee obligations. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
    3.SB 5170 - Increasing the number of judges to be elected in Grant county.

    Everyone needs to be at this one if you can. We need industry representatives, silencer owners and people who want to use silencers.

    Ranb
     
  2. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    NICE one Ranb! I'm no longer a WA resident, but I sure hope all here who are can make it there on Wednesday!
     
  3. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Thanks Ranb.
    I'll see you there.
     
  4. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I hope I get to go. The shipyard is going to send me to New Hampshire on the 24th or the 31st. If I am still in WA on the 24th, I will go as long as I can get away from work. I am involved in an important training evolution for the job in NH, so they might not let me go. I hope Tom is able to go, or at least some of his industry friends.

    Ranb
     
  5. nubus

    nubus Guest

    I already have a call in to Swecker's office.
    His aid is going to find out what his stance is.
     
  6. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    I wish I could go, Ill be in olymipa then but busy every day that week!

    Ran, What shipyard?
     
  7. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

    Ranb
     
  8. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Swecker supports the legislation!
    Very easy to call and verify.
    Let get this thing done!!!
     
  9. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    Still better than nothing. I will not be buying a silencer until this passes and when it does the time taken to get my paperwork approved will probably take nearly 6 months anyways.
     
  11. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't matter for me - ATF told me it's taking 6 months to process tax stamps after they cash your check. Which means my first one won't be freed up to me until April and the second until June.
     
  12. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    My last one took about 3 months.

    Ranb
     
  13. mattj

    mattj Snoho County New Member

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    Wow -- just noticed the SB is sponsored by four senators -- 2 R's, 2 D's... gotta love bipartisanship :thumbup:
     
  14. mattj

    mattj Snoho County New Member

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    .. and for that matter, I count 30(!) sponsors now listed for the house bill -- 15 R's, 15 D's. I'm kind of shocked by the number of D's -- must be the support from law enforcement?
     
  15. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    Starting to look up for us. Time to price check cans.
     
  16. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll try to make it but have to take grandpa to medical appointments this week - think his chemo is that morning in Portland - if he's done in time for me to make the drive up I will. A big thank you to Ranb for all of the hard work you have put into getting this pushed through! any word on if the LE groups are going to show up for this hearing for support like the last one?
     
  17. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I e-mailed WACOPS to ask, but if they sent someone to the House hearing, they will probably do the same at the Senate hearing.

    Ranb
     
  18. Dieselfuel12v

    Dieselfuel12v Bellingham Member

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    Now time to save up for a silencer (optimistic thinking). Someone needs to start manufacturing them for a realistic price.
     
  19. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    WACOPS replied saying their Rep is also attending House hearings for other bills, but the Rep will sign on to support bill 5112 in the Senate hearing rrom and possibly speak. While it is nice to have a police officer speaking out in support of the bill, we can make our points without him there.

    Dieselfuel12v; Until silencers become an uncontrolled item like car mufflers, the prices will remain high. My silencers cost me on the average about $200 plus the tax. I spent about $2000 in lathe/welder/tools. I've made a dozen so far and the price keeps dropping with each one I make. That is how I get them cheap.

    RAnb
     
  20. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    YHM makes some decent inexpensive suppressors. Around the $500 mark iirc. They don't got all the bells and whistles of a can from AAC or Surefire, but they get the job done.