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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2013, 12:30:27 AM »
OK, another message sent, our sons and daughters are serving to protect our freedoms, I will make time to do my part here at home!  :tup:



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Subject:  Please oppose HB1588 - Universal Background Checks

Dear House Rules Committee:

I am writing today to respectfully ask that you oppose House Bill 1588 - Universal Background Checks for firearm transfers. Please consider that this bill will only affect law-abiding citizens and not criminals. Criminals do not obey the laws which already exist.

This bill mandates a $20 tax for a background check.  Family members and friends would be forced to deal with licensed gun dealers or risk becoming criminals.  If dealers refuse to process private transactions then legal private firearm sales would be halted. A grandfather handing down heirloom guns would in effect turn family members into criminals. I doubt that our founding fathers envisioned this type of government.

HB1588 would create a database of privately sold handguns because ALL dealer handgun deliveries are registered with the state. This bill appears to be nothing more than a scheme to create burdens for law-abiding citizens, it would be unenforceable, and this bill will be ignored by criminals just as existing firearms laws are ignored by criminals!

Please put a stop to these unconstitutional attacks on guns and law-abiding gun owners. This law will not prevent illegal sales by criminals and could in effect turn perfectly honest families and close personal friends into criminals. Please, I urge you to enforce existing firearms laws which are already being broken rugularly by criminals.

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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2013, 03:19:40 PM »
Message already back from Representative Kretz:


Thanks Dale,
This is a bad bill and we will do all we can to defeat it.
Joel

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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2013, 03:59:14 PM »

Write-Write-Write!

And urge your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.

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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 09:38:28 AM »
Looks like they have until Wednesday to move this out of the house.

Please contact your reps if you haven't already!

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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2013, 10:04:46 AM »
It’s been a wasted effort to contact my reps:

While I am sensitive to the concerns of gun owners on many of the proposed stricter gun regulations before us this year, HB 1588 is a modest proposal that addresses the goal of keeping guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t possess one. I voted “YES” for HB 1588 in the Judiciary Committee and will continue to support it with the hope that it eventually becomes law. You can track the progress of this legislation at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1588&year=2013.
 
I appreciate that you took the time to share your concerns with me.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mary Helen Roberts
21st District Representative


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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2013, 10:28:57 AM »
I called the Second Amendment Foundation.  SAF OPPOSES HB 1588
My email to 97.3-

Good morning,

This morning on Luke Burbanks show, he had a guest on that misrepresented (I believe intentionally) the Second Amendment Foundation as supporting HB 1588.  Which requires background checks on private firearm sales.  You can reach the Second Amendment Foundation at (425)454-7012

There is an attempt to make background checks sound like they are supported by the gun community.  There is no way that HB 1588 can be enforced without requiring gun registration.  We in the firearm community realize that historically gun nregistration is the first step to confiscation.
Outlaws will not be effected by this legislation.  This bill will do nothing to prevent crime.



Gotta put a stop to this right now,  SAF neither supports or opposes 1588.  SAF is a tax-exempt foundation that cannot legally lobby for or against legislation.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is who Alan Gottlieb has been representing in Olympia in talks with House members about 1588.

HOWEVER...as the bill now stands, without abolishment of the pistol registry and with a last-minute exemption for law enforcement...FUGGETABOUTIT!!!!

Call the LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE at 1-800-562-6000 and leave your message for your lawmaker.

And remind them that Joe Biden doesn't vote in their district but you do.



Full court press on background checks
 
A confidential source in Olympia advised Examiner over the weekend that Vice President Joe Biden may be calling some wavering Democrats Monday to encourage their support for a “universal background check” bill…
 
http://www.examiner.com/article/full-court-press-on-background-checks?cid=db_articles





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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2013, 10:32:44 AM »
This may explain supposed support for this bill by the second amendment foundation.

http://www.examiner.com/article/firestorm-erupts-over-story-about-ccrkba-and-background-checks?CID=examiner_alerts_article



NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


SAF has never taken a position on this bill.  SAF can't take a position on this bill.

I wish you guys would pay more attention. It's the CCRKBA that has been involved with this, not SAF.






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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2013, 12:27:03 PM »
It’s been a wasted effort to contact my reps:

While I am sensitive to the concerns of gun owners on many of the proposed stricter gun regulations before us this year, HB 1588 is a modest proposal that addresses the goal of keeping guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t possess one. I voted “YES” for HB 1588 in the Judiciary Committee and will continue to support it with the hope that it eventually becomes law. You can track the progress of this legislation at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1588&year=2013.
 
I appreciate that you took the time to share your concerns with me.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mary Helen Roberts
21st District Representative




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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2013, 12:38:09 PM »

ACTION ALERT: Washington - Time is of the Essence to STOP Anti-Gun Measure

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/3/washington-time-is-of-the-essence-to-stop-antigun-measure.aspx

“Gun control advocates have until this Wednesday, March 13, to move House Bill 1588 out of the state House of Representatives.  It is imperative that you contact your state representatives NOW and urge them to oppose House Bill 1588, the so-called “universal background check” bill.

HB 1588 is sponsored by state Representative Jamie Pederson (D-43) and 37 other state representatives and, as introduced, could criminalize all private sales of firearms.  There have been many alternative versions circulated in recent days and the final language is currently unknown.

It is almost certain that the language soon to be considered by the state House will require gun sellers to go through a licensed dealer or law enforcement agency when selling a firearm to a buyer who is not a concealed pistol license holder.  These private transactions will involve fees, paperwork, potential delays, the possible creation of a state permit to purchase a firearm, the prospect of state taxation and the potential for records to be kept on private firearm sales.

This bill is nothing more than a regulatory scheme that would create a huge burden for law-abiding citizens, would be unenforceable and would be ignored by criminals anyway.  It is truly nothing more than a precursor to Universal Firearm REGISTRATION!

House Bill 1588 has become the top priority of a new anti-gun advocacy group, the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), funded by a few misguided millionaires in Seattle seeking to erode the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense, and backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Vice President Joe Biden is also reportedly making telephone calls to Washington state representatives in support of HB 1588!

If you have not yet contacted your state representatives in opposition to HB 1588, it is critical that you contact them NOW!  It is especially important for you to make these calls and send e-mails if you live in one of the more suburban districts in Washington.  WAGR is heavily targeting these areas to put pressure on state lawmakers.  To find your state representatives and their contact information, please see below.  You may also contact your state representatives by calling the toll-free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.”


Go to the NRA-ILA link and use the Write Your Reps tool at the bottom of the page.

Or

Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. 

I just called; it only takes a couple of minutes.

At this point this call will be better timed and have more impact.  Tell them you adamantly OPPOSE HB1588 and all of the other gun-control legislation that has flooded our legislative assemblies; they are all nothing but opportunistic anti-gun legislation trying to take advantage of the tragedy in Connecticut.
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2013, 01:22:35 PM »
Just called and told the person who answered the hotline that I wanted to voice my opposition to HB1588.  She was very nice, wanted my name and address and phone number.  She wouldn't give me any statistics on support or opposition to the bill, said that there was no way for her to know that.  Very easy to call!
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2013, 01:37:41 PM »
It’s been a wasted effort to contact my reps:

While I am sensitive to the concerns of gun owners on many of the proposed stricter gun regulations before us this year, HB 1588 is a modest proposal that addresses the goal of keeping guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t possess one. I voted “YES” for HB 1588 in the Judiciary Committee and will continue to support it with the hope that it eventually becomes law. You can track the progress of this legislation at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1588&year=2013.
 
I appreciate that you took the time to share your concerns with me.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mary Helen Roberts
21st District Representative




It's never a wasted effort.  Never give up ,and don't let them beat you down!  We all must stand strong and continue to put pressure on our Representatives.



Thanks for your unwavering support jshunt...  :tup:

I just called and it only took about 1 minute out of my life to help support the 2nd Amendment.  :)
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2013, 01:38:21 PM »

DONE, didn't even take two minutes!

Thanks,

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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2013, 02:14:20 PM »
Done did it. I called my reps offices. One will vote for it, one won't. The Republican said that the House vote will pass along party lines and it should be defeated in the Senate. Let's hope that's true, but not wait to find out. As soon as we know the results, take action. I know my Senator Benton won't vote for it.
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2013, 02:48:14 PM »
Thanks for your unwavering support jshunt... 


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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2013, 02:42:23 AM »
wrote another email using the copy past method.
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2013, 04:33:30 PM »
If you haven't called, PLEASE CALL ASAP!  OPPOSE HB1588.

Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

Last few votes elusive for backers of more gun checks

Supporters of a proposal to expand background checks to private gun sales struggled Monday to secure a final batch of votes that would ensure the bill’s passage in the House.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/03/12/2509581/last-few-votes-elusive-for-backers.html


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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2013, 05:41:38 PM »
called again still taking calls at 5:40

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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2013, 02:30:11 AM »

 Don't want to celebrate too soon but HB 1588 appears to be DEAD :tup: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: And to all those who worked hard to kill it :brew: GOOD JOB  :brew:

 For all those LOOSER antis out there!
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2013, 09:07:23 AM »
Great news! :tup:
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2013, 09:13:58 AM »
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Re: NRA Action Alert - Tell the House Rules Committee No on HB 1588
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2013, 09:17:07 AM »
Right on! Thanks to JSHunt and Hunter4life for being the watchdogs for us and to all of you who called your congressmen and women.
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