On February 14th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be hearing Senate Bill 5434 that would expand arbitrary zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless while nothing is done to hinder criminals. Originally scheduled to be heard on February 11th, inclement weather forced the hearing to be rescheduled. The House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary is still scheduled to hear the companion House Bill 1530 on February 13th. Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE SB 5434 and HB 1530. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
Senate Bill 5434, sponsored by Senator Claire Wilson (D-30), and House Bill 1530, sponsored by Representative Lauren Davis (D-32), would increase the areas where law-abiding citizens are prohibited from possessing firearms, including holders of a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) carrying a handgun for self-defense. It would turn child care facilities, libraries, public parks, and recreational facilities into “gun-free zones” where law-abiding citizens would be unable to defend themselves and their loved ones against criminals who simply ignore such arbitrary boundaries. In addition, child care facilities would be required to post a “Gun-Free Zone” sign.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE SB 5434 and HB 1530.