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Washington State Announces New Shooting Regulations

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by fishkisser101, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. fishkisser101

    fishkisser101 Orcas Island Member

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    Washington State Announces New Shooting Regulations

    [AP]—As part of the effort to streamline Washington State firearms legislation and ensure compatibility with Federal Homeland Security provisions, municipal, county, and state lawmakers and law enforcement agencies have adopted stringent new firearms shooting rules statewide.

    Previously, shooting was allowed in National Forest, county, BLM, and privately-owned land, within commonsense guidelines. Under new rules, the discharge of a firearm is prohibited in any outdoor area and any above-ground indoor area, effectively relegating public shooting to the basement.

    Reasonable proponents of the new regulations claim the revenue lost in firearm and ammunition sales will be more than offset by increased outdoor recreation fees, which are scheduled to triple as of June, 2012.

    “I just think this is the best way to prevent terrorism in Washington,” said Nancy P. Plumraker of Monroe, WA. “We don’t need to be ducking bullets from a bunch of AK-wielding weirdoes in the woods.”

    Lackadaisical enforcement of previously-existing regulations and the proliferation of informal shooting areas may have played a part in convincing officials to adopt the most stringent regulations proposed by the state’s Firearms and Ammo Regulation Team (F.A.R.T.).

    “First, you got to realize many state residents aren’t excited to find end-of-the-road turnouts and gravel quarries full of shot-up televisions and fragments of clay pigeons. Most city folk want to drive to the end of the road, find Bambi next to a waterfall and butterflies dipping in and out of a rainbow,” noted John D. Pickledocker of Bellevue, a prominent shotshell hull collector. “It’s tragic that we’ll be losing the beauty of a trashed outdoor range statewide, but so it goes.”

    Other opponents of the new regulations were less understanding. “This is an outrage! How am I supposed to stay in business?” shouted Lee R. Grunter, owner of Crasscade Range and Lounge in a telephone interview. “What—am I supposed to convert my range to spitballs only? Never thought I’d see the day when Washington became more restrictive than California!”

    Options do remain for range owners and developers with deep pockets, however. WalMort, for example, recently announced plans to install a 1.5-mile long underground long-rifle range beneath its planned Arlington location.

    “Let’s just say this isn’t the end of shooting in Washington,” said WalMort representative Montee R. Grabby in an interview via Skype.

    “Seriously, though, the message here is clear if you’re willing to simply disregard everything except the first letter of every paragraph.”
     
  2. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Got me. Got me good. Ugh. I was about to become totally PO'd on behalf of my Washington state shooting enthusiasts. Dang. Got me good.
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Got me also.

    I was getting pissed the more I read.:laugh:
     
  4. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Hook, line and sinker!
     
  5. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Waiting for my blood pressure to go down... :)
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    When shooting in public places is outlawed, only outlaws will shoot in public places. You hoplophobes had better hope it's not near you :bluelaugh:
     
  7. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Awesome!
     
  8. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That was a good one, friend.
     
  9. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Someone has way too much time on their hands! Well played......Well Played!!:laugh:
     
  10. Tomoizle

    Tomoizle Vancouver, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Lol good one
     
  11. North Bender

    North Bender King County Member

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    Good Job!
     
  12. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I got caught by the first thing I read this morning, so I was suspicious. Good one.
     
  13. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    I have got to learn to use a calendar, I have a heart condition...
     
  14. Wolfcry

    Wolfcry Washougal New Member

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    Haha, got me for a moment as well, but be careful you don't give the brady bunch any new ideas! :paranoid:
     
  15. DEADTIME

    DEADTIME Coeur D alene Active Member

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    The sad thing is you could almost believe it, which is what made it such an effective joke.
     
  16. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    THAT was evil..
     
  17. MOA

    MOA South West United States New Member

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    Well, Well,Well,
    And here I was looking for some property north of Spokand over the last 5 months. The wife already trying to get a transfer to the area to work at the airport, and I in moving my business from here in Tucson to Spokane also.

    Well I guess if you leave the politicians in place long enough you'll be living out back in a tent so your house can be bulldozed down to keep the modern eyesores from being seen.

    That ok I can tell you all that in the end "they" will be gone. Might take a while, but they will be gone.

    I guess I will start to look at property in the Idaho area, and move my business there, and let the wife drive to work the extra 15-25 minutes.

    Wishing all you washintonites the best with your political leaders
     
  18. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    Twas a april fools joke MOA (april 1st)..............It's OK now..The politicians were hung and quartered on april 2nd at the capitol.:laugh:
     
  19. BadMotel

    BadMotel Bellingham Active Member

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    Having only just read this for the first time on the 14th when MOA bumped it, my April 1st instincts didn't kick in. I too was getting mad untill...
    I was like wait, when did this get posted.....