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Washington - Gun Control Bills Heading For Floor Votes!!

Saturday, February 2, 2002

For the first time since 1994, gun control bills are being pushed through committees and heading for floor votes. HB 1604 and Senate Bills 6239, 6273, and 6699 all seek to add new restrictions on where lawful Right to Carry permit holders may carry their personal protection firearms. HB 1604 passed out of the House Criminal Justice & Corrections Committee this week and could come up on the House floor for a vote any time. SB 6699 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Higher Education Committee on Monday, February 4. SB 6239 and SB 6273 have been heard, and are pending a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. In addition, SB 6689 is "Washington Ceasefire’s" Gun Show bill, which seeks to impose registration, waiting periods, and fees on private firearm transactions. SB 6689 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, February 7. There are also a host of "anti-terrorism" and "civil disorder" bills that could impact the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Use the toll-free Legislative Hotline (800/562-6000) to contact your elected officials immediately and urge them to oppose these and any other gun-related bills which might come up. Click here for additional contact information.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.