Anti-gun bills in Washington State

I received an email from Firearms Policy Coalition this morning:

The
State Senate Law and Justice Committee is
going
to hear FIVE anti-gun bills THIS MORNING!

The
myriad of anti-2A legislation that this would bring is devastating.

  1. SB 6146 would allow local mayors and city governments
    run ramshod over your 2A rights.
  2. SB 6049 would ban any magazine that holds over 10
    rounds.
  3. SB 5463 would hold gun owners criminally liable for a
    thief breaking into their home.
  4. SB 5992 is the ridiculous “Trigger Activation Device”
    ban that would effectively outlaw most firearms accessories.
  5. SB 5444 which is the crown jewel of gun control:
    Washington’s “Assault Weapons” Ban.

We need to take action on these bills
NOW!

Stop These Anti-Gun
Bills!

There’s
very little time left for us to make our voices heard and block
them!

Send
a message to your legislators and tell them to OPPOSE SB 6146, SB 6049, SB 5463, SB 5992, and SB 5444 today!

If you click on their links it will take you to a web page that allows you to easily send letters to your Washington State legislative creatures.

11 thoughts on “Anti-gun bills in Washington State

  1. Following sent to my Senator and reps, and a large BCC list:

    UNCONSTITUTIONAL
    SB 6146 would allow local mayors and city governments
    run ramshod over your 2A rights.

    SB 6049 would ban any magazine that holds over 10
    rounds.

    SB 5463 would hold gun owners criminally liable for a
    thief breaking into their home.

    SB 5992 is the ridiculous “Trigger Activation Device”
    ban that would effectively outlaw most firearms accessories.

    SB 5444 which is the crown jewel of gun control:
    Washington’s “Assault Weapons” Ban.

    Preamble to the Constitution of the State of WA.

    Section Three: protection of personal property.
    Section Twenty Four: Right to bear arms.

    All of these are in violation of the Constitution. These bills are an example of an illegitimate political agenda to control honest people.

    Representative Klippert:
    You and I are Commissioned Sworn Peace Officers of the State of WA.
    We both know that these are infringements on citizens, and will do nothing to stop criminals.
    I recommend amendments to each of these that impose End of Session sunsets.

    There are many BCC recipients of this. I am asking for a statewide letter campaign.

    Robert Margulies, MD MPH
    FACPM FACEP FACFE
    CAPTAIN (MC ) USN RET
    Connell 829

  2. #1 will get overturned in the state courts – we have precedent, which is why we have preemption.
    #2 will have the largest effect on competition shooters, NONE on malum in se criminals.
    #3 Is typical leftist blame the victim if he’s a good guy nuttery.
    #4 Demonstrates that law makers are either stupid, ignorant, or evil. Possibly all three.
    #5 *sigh* Been there, done that, doesn’t work, discriminatory against women, cripples, and the small of stature.

    • #1 is change to the preemption law (which is not part of the constitution). If they do this then the basis for appealing to the courts is nullified.

      • Correct me if I’m wrong, but I was under the impression that they passed the preemption because they were tired of dealing with stupid local laws that got tossed by the courts as violating Article 24 of the WA constitution. If they toss preemption, Article 24 and the precedence derived from it still stands.

        • Oh! Maybe. But we have a much different set of people on the courts now than when those laws were being tossed. I don’t trust our current courts to uphold the WA State Constitution.

    • If number 3 is passed, how long until the theft of any other deadly weapon puts liability on the owner, not the thief? I mean, combine that with the aggressive anti DUI laws that put the legal limit ever lower, and the long standing ruling that a car is a deadly weapon, how long until the common techniques of merely locking your car are insufficient care?

  3. FWIW, 5992 is big. “AN ACT Relating to trigger modification devices; amending RCW19.41.190, 9.41.190, 9.41.220, 9.41.225, 9.94A.475, 9.94A.533, and213.40.193; reenacting and amending RCW 9.41.010 and 9.94A.515;3prescribing penalties; providing effective dates; …”
    The PDF is 31 pages long.
    ” (28) “Trigger modification device” means any part, or combination of parts, designed or intended to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm, but does not convert the firearm into a machine gun, including:
    2(a) Any part, or combination of parts, designed or intended for use in modifying a firearm to use the recoil of the firearm to produce a rapid succession of trigger functions; or
    (b) Any part, or combination of parts, designed or intended for use in modifying a firearm to produce multiple trigger functions through the use of an external mechanism.”

    That might catch porting, spring mods, titanium firing pins, skeletonized slide, etc, all of which are designed to manage recoil and marginally increase lock time or cyclic rate for competitive shooters looking for an edge. Regardless of intent, it’s a badly written law.

  4. Already emailed my legislators here in Spokane about it asking for a no vote.

    I wonder about #5, SB 5444
    It would require a license that would have to be renewed annually for each gun and magazine you own. I don’t see how that is even close to constitutional. Your rights are supposed to be inherent, not purchased every 12 months.

    • They substituted a different bill for the “assault weapons” ban. Still onerous – treats them like handguns, meaning state registration at purchase, and since all transfers now have to go through an FFL, no way to get past that.

      The original bill probably would have died in the Senate – the substitute is worrisome.

  5. Appears to be a waste of time passing these unconstitutional laws when it will be impossible to enforce, besides, the many lawful gun owners that will ignore and not comply, creating instant felons?? Canada had similar registration bill which a majority of Canadians did not comply and cost them millions upon millions. I for one will not comply.

  6. But they only have to chip away a bit at a time.
    We will see a lot of non-compliance and a lot of felons.
    The question is will the county prosecutors and charge and the local police enforce…?
    Canada and NY have seen this problem.
    The problem is bigger than these laws.

    We have to have the legislature pass a law that forbids outside money from being used in a state referendum or election.

    YES, I know first amendment, as well as the rest of the Constitution.
    TENTH Amendment: States rights.

    Bob

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