Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

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. ​

 

TRENDING NOW
Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Friday, January 19, 2018

Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed Substitute House Bill 1122 out of committee on a 7-6 vote.  This bill, which would require gun owners to lock up their firearms or potentially face criminal charges, will ...

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

Gun control groups are fond of describing preemption as a doctrine whereby a state has stripped local governments of their power to regulate guns.

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

Hunting  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in ...

New Jersey:  2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

Friday, January 19, 2018

New Jersey: 2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

A new Governor took the reins from Gov. Chris Christie this week, and a new Legislature has been sworn into office. 

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

Hunting  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Thursday, January 18th, Senate Bill 20 passed the Indiana state Senate by a vote of 47-2 and will now move to the House.  

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Today, Senator Karl Rhoads (D-13) introduced legislation that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  SB 2046 is currently pending a committee referral.  Please contact your Senator today and urge them to OPPOSE this ...

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition ...

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ...

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.