NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Washington: Time is of the Essence to STOP Anti-Gun Measure

Monday, March 11, 2013

Gun control advocates have until this Wednesday, March 13, to move House Bill 1588 out of the state House of Representatives.  It is imperative that you contact your state representatives NOW and urge them to oppose House Bill 1588, the so-called “universal background check” bill. 

HB 1588 is sponsored by state Representative Jamie Pederson (D-43) and 37 other state representatives and, as introduced, could criminalize all private sales of firearms.  There have been many alternative versions circulated in recent days and the final language is currently unknown.

It is almost certain that the language soon to be considered by the state House will require gun sellers to go through a licensed dealer or law enforcement agency when selling a firearm to a buyer who is not a concealed pistol license holder.  These private transactions will involve fees, paperwork, potential delays, the possible creation of a state permit to purchase a firearm, the prospect of state taxation and the potential for records to be kept on private firearm sales.

This bill is nothing more than a regulatory scheme that would create a huge burden for law-abiding citizens, would be unenforceable and would be ignored by criminals anyway.  It is truly nothing more than a precursor to Universal Firearm REGISTRATION!

House Bill 1588 has become the top priority of a new anti-gun advocacy group, the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), funded by a few misguided millionaires in Seattle seeking to erode the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense, and backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Vice President Joe Biden is also reportedly making telephone calls to Washington state representatives in support of HB 1588! 

If you have not yet contacted your state representatives in opposition to HB 1588, it is critical that you contact them NOW!  It is especially important for you to make these calls and send e-mails if you live in one of the more suburban districts in Washington.  WAGR is heavily targeting these areas to put pressure on state lawmakers.  To find your state representatives and their contact information, please see below.  You may also contact your state representatives by calling the toll-free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

TRENDING NOW

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Social Security Administration Releases Proposed Rulemaking on Disability-Related Gun Ban

On Friday, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released a draft of a proposed rulemaking that would supposedly bring the agency into compliance with what it claims is its responsibility to report prohibited persons to the ...

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Say What? Gun Control Advocates Try to Change the Language of Crime

As a cabinet level official in the Obama administration, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both reflected and informed the regime’s values and tactics, some of which she has carried forward into her own campaign ...

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Aging Rocker to College Students: You’re Too Drunk, Violent, and Stupid for Your Rights

Throughout its history, rock-n-roll music has provided youth who are fed up with being lectured and condescended to by out-of-touch or hypocritical elders a voice to respond and to advocate for their own generation. Athens, ...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Michigan: Important Firearm Preemption Legislation Will Likely Receive Committee Vote Next Week

Next Wednesday, May 4, the House Local Government Committee is tentatively scheduled to consider and vote on House Bill 4795, as substituted.  HB 4795, sponsored by Chairman Lee Chatfield (R-District 107), is important legislation aimed ...

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton to Attack Gun Owners Her “Very First Day” in Office

In what has become as reliable as clockwork, with the passing of another week comes another Hillary Clinton attack on gun owners. This time, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination explained to supporters her ...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Louisiana: House Committee to Vote Tuesday on Dangerous Bill Gutting Louisiana’s Firearms Preemption Law

Imagine the City of New Orleans having the statutory authority to pass any law they wanted governing the sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transfer, transportation, license, or registration of firearms and ammunition.

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hollywood Ramps up Anti-gun Campaign

Gun control advocates and Hollywood have long been allied in an effort to propagandize the public against firearm ownership. However, as detailed in an April 27 piece in entertainment industry trade publication Variety, anti-gun groups ...

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

NRA Statement on President Obama's Latest Gun Control

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) issued the following statements on President Obama’s latest gun control push.

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Poll: Voters Not Swayed by Clinton’s Anti-Gun Duplicity

We’ve been reporting on Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and her anti-gun mentality for months. She has been especially focused on the alleged immunity gun manufacturers have under federal law, the Protection in Lawful Commerce ...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Connecticut: Gun Surrender Bill Moving through the General Assembly

Yesterday, April 27, House Bill 5054 passed the House of Representatives with a 104-42 vote.  HB 5054 is a large omnibus bill which threatens your Right to Keep and Bear Arms as well as your Fifth Amendment right to ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.