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Posted on January 26, 2012
Please contact members of the state House Judiciary Committee TODAY!
House Bill 1508, a shooting range protection bill, and House Bill 2471, a background check reform bill, are scheduled for an executive session and could be voted on by the House Judiciary Committee this Monday, January 30, at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building in Olympia.
House Bill 1508 is a vital shooting range protection bill, introduced by state Representatives Dean Takko (D-19), Tim Probst (D-17) and Kevin Van De Wege (D-24). Shooting ranges are critical to competitive and recreational shooters, hunters, law enforcement, and individuals who just want to practice for self-defense. Shooting ranges should be both accessible and affordable for everyone. However, expanding populations and development are encroaching on shooting ranges and threatening their existence.
Forty-eight states have recognized the importance of protecting shooting ranges and have passed similar legislation. Hawaii and Washington are the only two states without a range protection law. Furthermore, there are currently several shooting ranges in Washington that are facing legal battles and burdensome regulations, which if not addressed, could result in their closure.
House Bill 1508 is narrowly focused on noise issues and would do the following:
House Bill 2471, sponsored by seven state Representatives, would exempt CPL holders, whose licenses were issued on or after July 22, 2011, from having to undergo any sort of background check when purchasing a pistol. Additionally, this bill would require only the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check for CPL holders whose permits were issued prior to July 22, 2011.
If your state Representative is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, his or her “YES” vote will be instrumental in ensuring the passage of HB 1508 and HB 2471. Please call AND e-mail your state Representative TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to support HB 1508 and HB 2471. To determine who your state Representative is, please click here. You can also leave your state Representative a short message on the toll-free hotline at (800) 562-6000.
Contact information for members of the House Judiciary Committee is provided for you below:
Representative Jamie Pedersen (D-43), Chairman (360) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Roger E. Goodman (D-45), Vice Chairman (360) email@example.com
Representative Bruce Chandler (R-15)(360) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Deborah H. Eddy (D-48)(360) email@example.com Representative Drew Hansen (D-23)(360) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Steve Kirby (D-29)(360) email@example.com
Representative Brad Klippert (R-8)(360) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Terry Nealey (R-16)(360) email@example.com
Representative Tina Orwall (D-33)(360) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Ann Rivers (R-18)(360) email@example.com
Representative Mary Helen Roberts (D-21)(360) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Jay Rodne (R-5)(360) email@example.com
Representative Matt Shea (R-4)(360) firstname.lastname@example.org
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