The Liberal/Marxist/Socialists who plan to sponsor the bill are Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina; Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle; and Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle. I urge all to write them and tell them that even though you are not one of their Constituents, you will contribute to their opponent come next election, whomever that will be. But to be sure, there WILL be opponents!
Click the links below to go to each one these peoples web site and click the pic to go to the story.
Check out his bio on his web page and you will read some interesting things about him. He was a lawyer (Ambulance chaser) a pro-bono Lawyer for the ACLU, and a board member and chair of the political-action committee of NARAL, the pro-choice advocacy group that supported the Obama Presidential campaign. No wonder he wants our guns…………..
HR 6396 WA ASSAULT GUN BAN I have read this HR and I have to say it is the most draconian, out of line, over the top, extremist, Marxist piece of legislation I have ever read. To say that it is the Clinton Assault Gun Ban revisited is a complete understatement!! Click the link and read it for yourself.
MY LETTER TO MY 17TH DISTRICT REPS:
Do I really need to tell you how bad this bill is? As dreadful and tragic the deaths of the people this bill references, you cannot ban a “type” of gun simply because it is a semi-auto. This is nothing more than an attempt to grab guns in the name of safety because some lunatic who was bent on killing someone, did it with a gun that some people don’t “approve” of. The 2nd Amendment is inviolate and attempted bans of this nature have always met with defeat. As you constituent, I am informing you that I do not support this bogus Bill and encourage you to not support it in any way. What will be next, a ban on baseball bats the next time someone kills someone with one of those? I will be following your voting record on this and I want to inform you that if you support this Bill in any way, I will not support you in any bid for re-election and I will work tirelessly for your opponent who is attempting to unseat you.
2nd LETTER TO STATE AND FEDERAL REPS – 011710
Do I really need to tell you how bad this bill is? As dreadful and tragic as the recent deaths are, this “knee-jerk” type of legislation is not the answer and goes a long way to demonstrate that at a minimum, the Democrats in the Washington State Senate do not have any intention of protecting the 2nd Amendment. It is my understanding that in the case of the Police Officers at the “Coffee Shop”, the primary weapon used was a revolver, and it was emptied. It is being reported that only 2 shots were fired from what is traditionally considered to be a semi-auto hand gun. I have completely reviewed the language in this Bill and I as a law abiding citizen, find it appalling and completely out of line. Section 1.(20)outlines the definition of “Assault Weapons” and as it is written, outlaws many rifles, shotguns and pistols that are in wide use by all manners of Sportsmen and Citizens of this state. To think that this legislation would have any real, meaningful, effective effect on criminals is simply delusional on the part of the authors and supporters of this Bill. This Bill is a nothing more than a very thinly veiled attempt at a blatant gun grab in Washington State. Section 2 (5)(a) gives authorization for the local Sheriffs Office to come into your home and conduct an inspection of your gun storage to determine compliance with this law. This is outrageous and I am shocked that anyone who values Democracy and the right to the citizens privacy would even suggest such actions. Furthermore, in reviewing Section 3, Table 2, I am amazed at how comprehensive the list of crimes is. It appears that the only crime not included in the seriousness levels are minor traffic infractions. Is the intent of this section to enable the State to be able to categorize all citizens as violators of this law, enabling the “lawful” gun grab? It seems so. These examples that I have listed is just the tip of the iceberg in reviewing this Bill. It is rife with draconian rules and provisions. This is the most offensive attack on the 2nd Amendment I have read in recent years. It is so ill conceived, poorly crafted that it’s supposed intent is lost on the fact that it is nefarious and malevolent in nature and should not be allowed to come to the floor for vote.
I will tell you again, that if you support this Bill in any way shape or form, I will find it absolutely impossible to support you in your upcoming re-election. Not only will I not support you, I will work tirelessly for the conservative opponent vying for your seat. Not only that, I will encourage everyone to send money to your opponent so as to amass a large bankroll to use against you in their campaign in the run-up to election. I require a response from you on this matter.
REP DEB WALLACE, 17th DISTRICT REP REPLY 012010;
Thank you for writing about the bills that are again threatening our second amendment rights. I can assure you that I will continue to do everything I am able to see these bills set aside. I have been successful in the past in working with a select group of legislators on both sides of the aisle to ensure these bills don’t pass. Thank you for taking the time to write and share your opinion to protect our rights.
3rd LETTER TO REPS minus Deb Wallace:
In reviewing HR 6396, I find it offensive in the extreme. It blatantly violates the 2ND AMENDMENT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS which states that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. Which by the way was recently upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. It blatantly violates THE 4TH AMENDMENT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS which states that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” It is also a violation of the Washington State Constitution which states “SECTION 24 RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.” HR 6396 also unjustly categorizes a large type of weapons as “assault weapons” which are used by thousands of law abiding hunters who are voting citizens. For example, a father teaching his kids how to shoot safely would be a felon if his Ruger 10/22 .22 cal rifle has more than 10 rounds in it. A home defense shotgun that has a pistol grip would be illegal and give the advantage to the criminal breaking into your house, who by the way, is not abiding by this law. This is patently ludicrous, out of line and places the citizens of this state at an unreasonable risk. As it is already illegal to possess a fully automatic weapon in Washington State as outlined in RCW 9.41.220, I fail to see how this HR will have any effect on keeping the guns out of the hands of criminals. The 10 round ammo limit is in no way going to deter anything. As I stated in an earlier letter, the shooter involved in the Police Shooting in the coffee shop emptied a revolver, not a semi-auto pistol. All this HR does is further violate the rights of the law-abiding citizens, who, by the way, vote, and does virtually nothing to keep the “Ugly Guns” out of the hands of the criminals. There are enough laws on the books now that if enforced, would help stem the tide of guns getting into the hands of the lunatic criminals in our society. Is it the intention of the Washington State Legislature to disarm us Washington voters so the criminals can have their way with us? As a citizen licensed to carry a concealed weapon, if I have more than 10 rounds in my gun, I will be a felon. Do you seriously think that the criminal is only going to have 10 rounds in his gun!? I think not!
Along with many thousands of other voters, I will be watching this HR as it progresses through the Washington State Legislature closely. If you vote in favor of this HR, I will find it impossible to vote for you come your next election cycle. Not only will I not vote for you, I will work tirelessly for your opponent and will do all I can to raise moneys for their campaign. In addition to that, I will also send money to the opponents who run for the seats of the authors of this HR.
UPDATE 012610 WA STATE SENATE HEARING ON THIS ON THIS DATE: The Wa. State Legislature had a public hearing on this today. Click 6396 SBA JAN 26 HEARING for the official hearing document. A friend of mine was able to go to the hearing today. I am awaiting his report. I will post what I find out from him as soon as I get it.
UPDATE 012710: SEATTLE TIMES ARTICLE ON THIS BILL
As this article states, it looks like we may be able to win this, however, we still need to contact our District Reps and tell them NOT to vote in favor of this Bill. We may be able to meke sure this monstrosity of a Bill never gets out of committee.
UPDATE 012810: I went around to the local gun shops here in town and was relieved to find out that all of them are all over this bad Bill. I was informed that our Reps have seen the light and are working to set this Bill aside. This is great news. However, if you have not added your voice to this, please still tell your Reps not to vote in favor of this Bill. Its not over till its over…….
UPDATE 030710: This bill has not moved out of the Judiciary Committee.