Washington: Your Immediate Action is Needed to Defeat Numerous Anti-Gun Bills
Posted on February 8, 2013
Unfortunately, the rumors of more attempts at gun control in Washington have proven true. House Bill 1588, "universal background check" legislation, was introduced today by state Representative Jamie Pederson (D-43), Mike Hope (R-44) and 21 other state Representatives. This bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, where Representative Jamie Pederson is the chairman and Representative Mike Hope is a key Republican on this committee.
The NRA-ILA lobbyist in the Capitol has heard rumors and speculation that a myriad of gun control legislation is on the verge of being introduced. Even worse, our friendly legislators have indicated that they believe these measures could pass with bi-partisan support. At the top of this list are misguided bills that would limit magazine capacity and impose a universal background check system. There is also talk of a so-called “assault weapons” ban which would ban many commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.