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Washington: Gun Bills on the Move in Olympia

Friday, April 7, 2017

Washington: Gun Bills on the Move in Olympia

Today the House voted 97-0 to pass the substituted version of Senate Bill 5552, which seeks to address some of the problems created by the overwhelmingly flawed I-594 law.  SB 5552 will go back to the Senate for concurrence.  SB 5552 will do the following:

  • Expand the definition of immediate family to include parents-in-law and siblings-in-law
  • Expand transfers between family members to include loans
  • Provide an exemption for temporary transfers where the transferee and firearm remain in the presence of transferor
  • Clarify that transfers may occur between an entity and its employee or agent for lawful purposes in the ordinary course of business, including volunteers participating in an honor guard
  • Provide an exemption for transfers for the purpose of preventing suicide
  • Clarify that the term “firearm” does not include flare guns and construction tools
  • Provide an exemption for licensed collectors when the firearm is a curio or relic

Additionally, yesterday, House Bill 1100 passed the Senate and it is now headed to the Governor.  Sponsored by state Representative David Taylor (R-15), HB 1100 creates a renewal notice postcard for concealed pistol licenses that will be sent out 90 days before the expiration.  This is a simple way to help remind citizens to renew their concealed pistol licenses in a timely manner.

Unfortunately, Senate Bill 5256 passed the House yesterday and it will now head to the Governor as well.  Sponsored by state Senator Joe Fain (R-47), SB 5256 will change the existing statutory framework for “Sexual Assault Protection Orders” (SAPO) to authorize a new “permanent” order with no expiration date, which could result in a permanent removal of your Second Amendment rights without due process, and without even being charged or convicted of a crime.

As originally introduced, this permanent removal of Second Amendment rights could be granted without due process and without any opportunity to restore your rights.  Amendments introduced by state Senator Mike Padden (R-4) and state Representative Jay Rodne (R-5) were adopted in both the Senate and House versions of the bill to allow respondents to petition once per year to have their firearms rights restored by showing there has been a material change in circumstances.

Your NRA-ILA has worked to make improvements to the bill to protect against infringements on Second Amendment rights, yet remains opposed to the legislation as there is not sufficient due process built in prior to granting these orders that could ultimately result in the permanent removal of a constitutional right.  In addition to allowing for permanent orders, this bill would authorize unlimited renewals of orders issued for shorter periods unless the subject person “proves” to the court that there had been a “material change” in circumstances since the order was initially issued.  This creates a presumption of “renewals by default” – it reverses the process from one in which the petitioner must establish the need for a continuation of the order, to instead, one where the subject of the order must prove to the court’s satisfaction that the order is no longer justified.

Please contact Governor Inslee and urge him to veto SB 5256!  Also, stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills. ​

 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Florida Alert: YETI Drops NRA Foundation

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.  Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The ...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ALERT ! YETI Adds Insult to Injury

If it wasn’t bad enough that YETI dropped The NRA Foundation as a client, now they’re calling us liars because we informed our members and friends of their actions.  

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action executive director, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Donald Trump's signature on the National Defense Authorization Act

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Several pro- and anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in their respective committees on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24.  Please contact the members of the respective committee and urge them to SUPPORT ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

Monday, April 23, 2018

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

With the April 25th deadline approaching, the Illinois state Senate is expected soon to consider overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on legislation that would drive your local gun stores out of business with onerous red tape ...

Delaware: Mandatory Gun Storage Legislation to be Heard in Committee Today

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Delaware: Mandatory Gun Storage Legislation to be Heard in Committee Today

Today, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun House Bill 366.

Minnesota: Two Anti-Gun Amendments to be Introduced and Considered Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Minnesota: Two Anti-Gun Amendments to be Introduced and Considered Tomorrow

Tomorrow, anti-gun state Senator Ron Latz is expected to introduce two gun control amendments to the Senate Judiciary Omnibus finance bill on the Senate floor.

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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.