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Charlie T Waite

Washington: Firearm Seizure & Other Bills to Be Heard In Committees

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This week, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary will be hearing several bills affecting Second Amendment rights that crossed over from the opposite chamber.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1465, House Bill 1786, and Senate Bill 5027.  Click the “Take Action” buttons below to contact committee members.

Contact Senate Committee on Law & Justice

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Contact House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary

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House Bill 1465, sponsored by Representative Roger Goodman (D-45), would require CPL holders to undergo a state background check on handgun purchases instead of the instant NICS check that is currently being conducted as a courtesy by the FBI.  Unfortunately, beginning July 1st, the FBI will no longer be conducting these courtesy NICS checks for CPL holders.  The Senate Committee on Law & Justice will hear HB 1465 on March 25th at 10:00AM.

House Bill 1786, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would expand firearm seizures to a wider range of protective orders with little to no due process, and in some cases, would remove a judge’s discretion as to whether to impose firearm restrictions upon respondents of protective orders.  The Senate Committee on Law & Justice will hear HB 1786 on March 25th at 10:00AM.

Senate Bill 5027, sponsored by Senator David Frockt (D-46), would expand Washington’s existing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO).  It would affirm that the ERPO can be issued against minors while also infringing upon the self-defense rights of law-abiding parents or others in the household without due process.   The state House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary will hear SB 5027 on March 26th at 10:00AM.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE HB 1465, HB 1786, and SB 5027.

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