Via a GOAL email from Joe Waldron on Friday:
Two public hearings are scheduled for next week. On Wednesday, 13 February at 8:00 a.m., the House Judiciary will take public testimony on HBs 1147, 1588, 1612 and 1676. On Friday, 15 February also at 8:00 a.m., the Senate Law & Justice Committee will conduct a public hearing on SB 5479.
If at all possible, PLEASE try to attend the House Judiciary hearing on Wednesday. It’s important that we get as large a pro-gun turn-out as possible to demonstrate our opposition to HBs 1588 and 1676. HB 1588, especially, as it creates a de facto gun registration system in Washington. There are ways to conduct background checks that DO NOT retain data on the transfer. If they want background checks, run a pure background check bill. If they want registration, call it that and let’s debate it.
If you can’t attend the hearing, please write to your Representatives AND to the members of the Judiciary Committee and go on record with your opposition to these two bills. Links to legislator contact information:
House Judiciary Committee:
Rep, Jaime Pedersen (D-43) firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Drew Hansen (D-23) email@example.com Rep. Jay Rodne (R-5) firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Steve O’Ban (R-28) email@example.com Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45) firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Mike Hope (R-44) email@example.com Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27) firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Steve Kirby (D-29) email@example.com Rep. Brad Klippert (R-8) firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Terry Nealey (R-16) email@example.com Rep. Tina Orwall (D-33) firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Mary Helen Roberts (D-21) email@example.com Rep. Matt Shea (R-4) firstname.lastname@example.org
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