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New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:27:54 AM »
Yesterday this was introduced to the State Leg. for proofing and a vote........
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1703.pdf



link fixed
« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 08:19:32 AM by bearpaw »

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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 07:39:02 AM »
The link is no good
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 07:52:48 AM »
Sorry about that, Thanks AREES for fixing it.

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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 08:16:57 AM »
Dear Representatives Harris and Stonier,

As a voting constituent, Master Hunter, gun owner, military veteran, and Hunter Education instructor for the State of Washington, I am opposed to HB 1703, which would tax guns and ammunition in WA. This bill has been introduced, supposedly as a safety measure, in tandem with efforts across the country to exploit the recent tragedies of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the shooting at the theater in Aurora, Co., to make it more difficult for us citizens to exercise our rights under the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution and Section 24 of the WA State Constitution.

Plenty of resources are currently available which offer hunter education and gun safety. The Scouts and the NRA offer gun safety courses, as does our Department of Fish & Wildlife in the manner of Hunter Education. Private companies also offer firearms safety and training courses. Local police will teach you safe gun handling and recommend storage techniques and free gun locks. For our state to start another program which it will need to fund and operate is redundant and unnecessary. The extremely few safety-related firearm accidents that happen each year in our state represent an incredibly tiny portion of the population and many could be prevented by enforcing existing statutes regarding firearm access to minors and safe storage of firearms.

Please join me in opposing this bill. I look forward to hearing back from you regarding your intentions. Thank you for your attention to my comments and your service to our community.
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 08:20:54 AM »
If someone has time to look up which committee this is in and post a copy and paste email list of all the committee members that would help immensely.
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New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 08:21:17 AM »
Nice reply.
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 08:31:47 AM »
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jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov; drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov; jay.rodne@leg.wa.gov; steve.oban@leg.wa.gov; roger.goodman@leg.wa.gov; mike.hope@leg.wa.gov; laurie.jinkins@leg.wa.gov; steve.kirby@leg.wa.gov; brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov; terry.nealey@leg.wa.gov; tina.orwall@leg.wa.gov; maryhelen.roberts@leg.wa.gov; matt.shea@leg.wa.gov

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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 08:39:47 AM »
Is this for real ????????? One cent per round and $25 per gun - easy money for the state ...... :puke:
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 09:28:39 AM »
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 09:30:08 AM »
And you thought ammo was hard to find yesterday. :chuckle:
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 10:18:26 AM »
The new response system is much easier to use than the old one. One place and your comments go to the places it needs to. I'd bet that the money from this fraudulent program would help build Lake Washington Bridges instead of promoting firearm safety.

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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 10:24:25 AM »
The new response system is much easier to use than the old one. One place and your comments go to the places it needs to. I'd bet that the money from this fraudulent program would help build Lake Washington Bridges instead of promoting firearm safety.
But they are proposing a new toll for the I-90 bridge to pay for that. :chuckle:
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Re: New Firearms/Ammo tax bill introduced for WA State.
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 10:33:27 AM »
nice link for comments!!
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