On January 21st at 10:00AM, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be hearing a number of anti-gun bills. Afterwards, NRA will be holding a meeting in the Irv Newhouse Building conference room by the capitol at 12:00PM. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are invited to stop by in order to hear updates on the session. Those wishing to attend should plan to arrive early to find parking and to sign in with opposition to the bills. Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE these gun control bills. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
The following senate bills have been scheduled for the January 21st public hearing:
Senate Bill 5062, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48), and House Bill 1068, sponsored by Representative Javier Valdez (D-46), were filed at the request of Attorney General Bob Ferguson. They would ban the possession of ammunition magazines with a capacity greater than ten, encompassing most standard capacity magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens, such as with handguns popular for self-defense.
Senate Bill 5174, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1), would increase the government red tape that law-abiding adults must go through in order to obtain a Concealed Pistol License by requiring a mandatory training course developed by the Washington State Patrol.
Senate Bill 5061, sponsored by Senator Manka Dhingra (D-45) and House Bill 1073, sponsored by Representative Javier Valdez (D-46), were filed at the request of Attorney General Ferguson. They would end the centuries old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use, among other things.
Senate Bill 5143, sponsored by Senator Dhingra, and House Bill 1225, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would require law-enforcement to seize firearms and ammunition when they are called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident and hold them for at least five business days. This would result in property being confiscated without first going through due process and subjecting citizens to bureaucratic red tape to get their property returned.
Additionally, the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary is scheduled to hear the House companion bills listed above as well as other bills on January 22nd at 10:00AM. Please stay tuned for further updates on this hearing and other issues impacting your Second Amendment rights in Washington.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE these gun control bills and consider attending the NRA meeting after the hearing.