SB 5343, a bill that would have prohibited non-licensed individuals from buying, selling, or trading firearms from their private collections at gun shows without conducting the exchange through a licensed firearm dealer in Washington, was defeated Wednesday, February 1. The Senate Judiciary Committee cast 5 of their 8 votes in opposition to this restrictive legislation.
Please call the committee members who voted "No", to thank them for holding firm against this terrible legislation (especially Senator Luke Esser (R-48) and Senator Marilyn Rasmussen (D-2)) at (800) 562-6000.
Those who voted "no" include:
Senator Stephen Johnson, Ranking Minority Member (R-47);
Senator Mike Carrell (R-28);
Senator Luke Esser (R-48);
Senator Bob McCaslin (R-4);
and Senator Marilyn Rasmussen (D-2).
Those who voted "yes" include:
Senator Adam Kline, Chair (D-37);
Senator Brian Weinstein, Vice Chair (D-41);
and Senator Pat Thibaudeau (D-43).
Senator James Hargrove (D-24) was absent.
Thank you for your phone calls to legislators in opposition of SB 5343.