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Washington: Gun Control Proponents Attempting to Amend Gun Ban Bill

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Washington: Gun Control Proponents Attempting to Amend Gun Ban Bill

Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun legislators are planning to make amendments to House Bill 1387 in order to make it seem less outrageous.  This legislation remains an affront to law-abiding gun owners in Washington State and the NRA remains opposed to House Bill 1387 and any anti-gun amendment that is made.  Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to staunchly OPPOSE House Bill 1387 outright.

House Bill 1387 would impose an annual registration and licensing system on the most popular and commonly owned semi-automatic firearms sold today by classifying them as “assault weapons.”  In addition, it would prohibit the sale and transfer of standard capacity ammunition magazines labeling them as “large-capacity magazines.”  The transfer and sale of these firearms and magazines would be prohibited to anyone other than a federally licensed firearms dealer, a gunsmith or to law enforcement for destruction.

Also pending a vote in the House Judiciary Committee is House Bill 1122.  HB 1122 would mandate that firearm owners lock up their firearms at all times when not in use.  This legislation is vaguely written and could potentially subject law-abiding gun owners to gross misdemeanor penalties, including huge fees and potential imprisonment, if they don’t lock their firearms up and render them useless for any self-defense scenario. 

It is important that you please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1387 and House Bill 1122.  You can also call 1-800-562-6000 to contact your state legislators in opposition to these gun control bills.

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