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WA Gun Laws: 2019 State Legislature
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:42:53 PM »
Please read the ENTIRE post for important information regarding proposed firearms laws for the 2019 State Legislature.

Regardless of your position on various issues, it’s important that your voice is heard if this is of importance to you.

As the saying goes..."The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

NEW REMOTE COMMITTEE HEARING COMMENT/SIGN-IN: For those unable to attend committee hearings, there is a new (test pilot) tool that allows you to sign into committee hearings and leave a public comment (or simply indicate whether you oppose or support a bill being heard in committee). This used to be available only for those on-site at the Capitol but has been expanded. You have to leave your comment before the Committee Chair closes discussion on a bill, so this is one of those things that you have to go to the day a bill is scheduled to be heard and you must leave your comment before the bill is heard (as the bills are heard in committee they are closed once the chair has closed discussion, so you cannot wait until the end of the hearing, you actually have to make your comment the day the bill is being heard before discussion on it - not the meeting - ends). They more than likely are not going to read your comment aloud, but this is a public record, and they will review.
https://app.leg.wa.gov/CSI/

COMMITTEE CONTACTS:

In addition to checking-in to committee hearings, you should e-mail the committee members with your public comments for committee hearings if you are not able to attend in person. Email addresses are posted below for ease of cut & paste. HB 1010 was passed out of committee, you will need to look up the committee members of the Rules Committee to attempt to stop progress of that bill (if that is your position).

Senate Law & Justice Committee Members:


jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov
manka.dhingra@leg.wa.gov
mike.padden@leg.wa.gov
Jeff.holy@leg.wa.gov
Patty.Kuderer@leg.wa.gov
jesse.salomon@leg.wa.gov
Lynda.Wilson@leg.wa.gov

Senate Law & Justice Committee Member's Legislative Aids:

penka.culevski@leg.wa.gov
Ashley.Jackson@leg.wa.gov
janet.voye@leg.wa.gov
Will.Rasavage@leg.wa.gov
Tanya.Lavoy@leg.wa.gov
john.elder@leg.wa.gov
Amber.Hardtke@leg.wa.gov

House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee Members:

Laurie.Jinkins@leg.wa.gov
My-Linh.Thai@leg.wa.gov
Morgan.Irwin@leg.wa.gov
Jeremie.Dufault@leg.wa.gov
Roger.Goodman@leg.wa.gov
Jenny.Graham@leg.wa.gov
Drew.Hansen@leg.wa.gov
Christine.Kilduff@leg.wa.gov
Steve.Kirby@leg.wa.gov
Brad.Klippert@leg.wa.gov
Tina.Orwall@leg.wa.gov
Matt.Shea@leg.wa.gov
Javier.Valdez@leg.wa.gov
Amy.Walen@leg.wa.gov
Alex.Ybarra@leg.wa.gov

House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee Member's Legislative Aids:

Ann.Dasch@leg.wa.gov
Alexandra.Hamasaki@leg.wa.gov
Meagan.Hillier@leg.wa.gov
Alexander.Regimbal@leg.wa.gov
Sydney.Oliver@leg.wa.gov
Hunter.Pederson@leg.wa.gov
Josie.Ellison@leg.wa.gov
Jennifer.Way@leg.wa.gov
christel.gillespie@leg.wa.gov
Brian.Haifley@leg.wa.gov
Mary.Soderlind@leg.wa.gov
Rene.Holaday@leg.wa.gov
Nigel.Herbig@leg.wa.gov
Michelle.Hansmann@leg.wa.gov
Suzi.Ryan@leg.wa.gov

WATCHING HEARINGS YOU CAN'T ATTEND:

For those that can't make the hearings, you can either watch live or recorded on TVW. It's worth watching the hearings (live or recorded): perhaps there is something the opposition said that you can mention in your comments [to the committee], perhaps a supporter mentioned something that you can expand upon or bring a personal experience to in your comments. Perhaps a committee member asked a question or made a comment that you can use. I'd venture to say the committee members are slightly more likely to relate to e-mailed/postal mailed comments if it references something that they experienced/can recall occurring in person (thus why its so important to actually attend hearings when able to do so).

www.tvw.org

1/15/19 House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee (Public Hearing: HB 1010 -destruction of forfeited firearms by WSP - @ 49:30):
https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2019011063

1/17/19 Senate Law & Justice Committee (Public Hearing: SB 5027, SB 5072 - both extreme risk protection order - @ 1:07:30):
https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2019011104

1/21/19 Senate Law & Justice Committee (Public Hearing: SB 5061 (proposed sub), SB 5062 (proposed sub), SB 5143, SB 5174 (proposed sub). - ALL):
https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2019011158&autoStartStream=true&fbclid=IwAR0T_Oz3wY-eRnktVaC1YqfBqaeXBepA0_cYqjhS2ZfAVOzOdFUhIoC3d74

1/22/19 House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee (Public Hearing: HB 1024, HB 1068, HB 1073, HB 1203, HB 1225.)
https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2019011182&autoStartStream=true&fbclid=IwAR05dubtIygbWJiYx4WLdmrdUDu4lHSE45G4BEvP1wysCvcXIRgjHE2YEVo

COMMENTING ON BILLS (separate from committee comments):

You can (and should) make a public comment on any and all bills of interest to you. These comments are directed at your Legislators, are a public comment/record, but will be seen by all members of the legislature. This is separate from the committee sign in/comment function (you need to do both). You enter the bill number and it will take you to the bill's page where you can select the option to comment on the bill.
https://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/

LIST OF FIREARMS RELATED BILLS AS OF 1/22/19


HB 1010 Forfeited firearms, destruction by state patrol
HB 1022 Pistol sales database
HB 1024 Firearm owners database
HB 1038 Firearms/school employees
HB 1153 Deadly weapon sentencing enhancements, provisions
HB 1068 High capacity magazines
HB 1073 Undetectable firearms
HB 1097 Firearms/health information
HB 1098 Unsafe storage of firearms
HB 1203 Lost or stolen firearms
HB 1225 Seizing firearms and ammunition, due to domestic violence incident
HB 1286 Assault weapons ban
HB 1315 Concealed pistol training
HB 1319 Firearm open carry/local gov (No open carry at local government meetings)
HB 1225 Pistols, license for concealed, in cases of domestic violence
HB 1374 Local gov firearm regulation (Ends State Firearms Preemption)
HB 1439 Concealed firearm permission
HB 1464 Concealed pistol licenses
HB 1465 Pistol sales or transfers
HB 1511 Firearm training/private
HB 1530 Weapons in certain locations (no open/concealed carry in parks, libraries, daycares)
HB 1541 Weapon possession/orders
SB 5016 Animal control officers, carrying firearms
SB 5027 Protection orders, extreme risk, against person under 18
SB 5050 Body armor sentencing enhan.
SB 5061 Undetectable firearms
SB 5062 High capacity magazines
SB 5072 Protection orders, extreme risk, against person under 18
SB 5099 Target shooting, on DNR-managed lands
SB 5143 Domestic violence/firearms
SB 5150 Colleges, community and technical, safety officer weapons
SB 5172 Legislators introducing bills concerning firearms, training for
SB 5174 Concealed pistol training
SB 5181 Possession, prohibition after release from mental health evaluation
SB 5205 Possession, by person incompetent to stand trial, prohibiting
SB 5340 Assault weapons ban
SB 5508 Concealed pistol licenses

SUMMARY OF BILLS AS OF 1/21/19

SENATE BILLS will be heard on January 21st and House bills will be heard on January 22nd.

The Proposed Substitute to Senate Bill 5062, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48), was filed at the request of Attorney General Bob Ferguson. It would ban the possession of ammunition magazines with a capacity greater than 10, encompassing most standard capacity magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens, such as with handguns popular for self-defense. Those who own non-compliant magazines prior to the ban would only be allowed to possess them on their own property and in other limited instances such as at licensed shooting ranges and nationally sanctioned sport shooting events. These magazines would have to be transported unloaded and locked separately from firearms and stored at home locked, making them unavailable for self-defense.

Senate Bill 5174, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1), would increase the government red tape that law-abiding adults must go through in order to obtain a Concealed Pistol License by requiring a mandatory training course developed by the Washington State Patrol.

The Proposed Substitute to Senate Bill 5061, sponsored by Senator Manka Dhingra (D-45) and House Bill 1073, sponsored by Representative Javier Valdez (D-46), were filed at the request of Attorney General Ferguson. They would end the centuries old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use, among other things.

Senate Bill 5143, sponsored by Senator Dhingra, and House Bill 1225, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would require law-enforcement to seize firearms and ammunition when they are called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident and hold them for at least five business days. This would result in property being confiscated without first going through due process and subjecting citizens to bureaucratic red tape to get their property returned.

Senate Bill 5340, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48), and companion House Bill 1286, sponsored by Representative Strom Petersen) (D-21), were filed at the request of the Attorney General. They would ban possession of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms based on certain listed cosmetic features, along with specifically listed firearms and magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds. Those who own these firearms and magazines prior to the ban would only be allowed to possess them on their own property and in other limited instances such as at licensed shooting ranges if they are transported unloaded and locked. A violation of this firearm ban would result in a Class C Felony.

HOUSE BILLS

House Bill 1068, sponsored by Representative Javier Valdez (D-46), was filed at the request of Attorney General Bob Ferguson. It would ban the possession of ammunition magazines with a capacity greater than 10, encompassing most standard capacity magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens, such as with handguns popular for self-defense.

House Bill 1203, sponsored by Representative Beth Doglio (D-22), would create a one-size-fits all requirement of how and when lost or stolen firearms must be reported, further victimizing gun owners who suffer a loss or theft of their property.

In addition, one pro-gun bill will be heard on January 22nd. House Bill 1024, sponsored by Representative Jim Walsh (R-19), would prohibit the government database of law-abiding gun owners from pistol purchase applications. A gun owner database is a waste of taxpayer funded resources and does not improve public safety. Criminals, by definition, do not obey the law. They do not submit pistol purchase applications when acquiring their firearms illegally such as by theft, on the black market, or by straw purchase. The only purpose that a gun owner database serves is to facilitate future confiscations of firearms from those who currently own them legally.

This summary of bills is compiled from correspondence from the NRA and SCI, most of which was posted prior to the hearing dates. More bills have been introduced since the original posting of this information.  Please check back often.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL.

DO IT...NOW.


Thank you,

Allen Ernst
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Re: WA Gun Laws: 2019 State Legislature
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 01:08:42 PM »
 :yike:
"When my bow falls, so shall the world. When me heart ceases to pump blood to my body, it will all come crashing down. As a hunter, we are bound by duty, nay, bound by our very soul to this world. When a hunter dies we feel it, we sense it, and the world trembles with sorrow. When I die, so shall the world, from the shock of loosing such a great part of ones soul." Ezekiel, Okeanos Hunter

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Re: WA Gun Laws: 2019 State Legislature
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 01:23:24 PM »
Maybe it's time to divert money from playing whack-a-mole here to getting cases up to SCOTUS faster and in greater numbers.

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Re: WA Gun Laws: 2019 State Legislature
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 10:58:29 PM »
Thanks for posting this important information here Bushcraft. It sure seems to fall on deaf ears here though with people thinking that they aren't coming for my hunting rifles so what.

Gun owners need to band together and fight these anti-gun politicians or we don't deserve into have them. >:(

 


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