WA Gun Owners Action League Update, Mar. 9th, 2018

From the Washington Gun Owners Action League:

Legislative Update from Olympia 9 March 2018




2519, 5553 AND 6298 TO GOV






It’s over!The fat lady has done her part and has waddled off the stage,
and our legislators are packing up and heading home from Olympia.At this
point there is no talk of the need for a special session, unlike the
three special sessions we had last year..

The 2017-2018 biennium set a record for the number of gun related bills
filed: 48, 25 anti-, 20 pro- and three neutral.But as foretold in the
Book of Matthew, “Many are called but few are chosen.”Only four of the
48 managed to make it to the governor’s desk:None of the pro-gun bills
made the cut in the Democrat-dominated legislature, surprise,
surprise.HB 2519 and SBs 5553, 5992 and 6248 were the chosen few.SB
6620, the last minute “assault weapon” bill, failed to get a vote on the
last day of the session (given the time allowed, it was unlikely to pass
the House anyway).

On Tuesday, 7 March, Governor Inslee signed SB 5992, the “bump stock”
ban.In its final version, it only applied specifically to bump stocks
and not to other “trigger devices,” and allows for a one-year buy-back
period to be set up by the Washington State Patrol.Your reward for
complying with the law is $150.(As far as I can tell, nothing prevents
you from shipping or selling them out of state, as long as the
transaction occurs out-of-state).

HB 2519and SBs 5553 and 6298 sit on the governor’s desk awaiting his
action.He has three options: sign the bill(s) as is, section veto
portions he doesn’t like allowing the remainder to become law, or let it
sit without his signature, at which point it will become law.Unlike the
president, Washington has no provision for a “pocket veto” (no
signature) to kill a bill.I expect the governor to sign all three bills,
as he did SB 5992.

As I reported earlier, HB 2519 was amended in the House to allow issue
of CPLs to current and former military members aged 18-20.That amendment
was pulled by the Senate Law & Justice committee.The conference
committee also amended the final version of the bill added language that
allows the issuing authority to require a photograph be submitted with
the application, and that photograph to be embossed on the license.This
was discussed by the Department of Licensing more than ten years ago but
never implemented.It is solely up to the issuing authority to require
it.Some states have photo CPLs, other do not.

It appears in my rush to head for Las Vegas in January for the annual
Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades show, I missed an anti-gun bill
filed.HB 2805 (Rep. Pollet, D-46) would ban the sale of exposed lead
projectile ammunition to those 18-20 years old.Concerns about lead
poisoning among the young, according to the bill language.Maybe Chicago
should consider such a bill.

Given the fact that for the first time in several years Democrats
control both the House and Senate as well as the governor’s mansion, why
so few anti-gun bills passed?One or two pro-gun Democrats in each
chamber helped us, and 2018 is mid-term election year.Had they passed a
slew of anti-gun bills, they likely would have lost perhaps several
rural-area legislative seats in November.Expect them to come back in
January, 2019 with blood in their eyes for gun owners.

By failing to address the “assault weapon” issue, it opens the door for
an initiative later this year that is likely to go well beyond simple
registration and/or age limits.And as we’ve been hearing from Florida
over the past week, where the Republican-majority legislature just
raised the age to buy long guns to 21 AND imposed a three-day waiting
period because of the Parkland school shooting, there are far too many
gun owners out there who don’t like “black rifles.”Or as we call them,
Elmer Fudds, “As long as they don’t come after my wabbit gun, I don’t
care what they do about other guns.”

Barring a special session, this will be the last GOAL Post of 2018.


HB 1000Use of deadly forceDoglio (D-22)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 1004Possession of firearms/state of emergencyShea (R-4)DIED.SUPPORT

HB 1015Limiting restrictions on concealed carryShea (R-4) DIED.SUPPORT

HB 1122Safe storage of firearmsKagi (D-32)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 1134Assault weapon banPeterson (D-21)DIED.OPPOSE

HB 1174Firearm safety education in schoolsMuri (R-28)DIEDSUPPORT

HB 1181Prohibiting handgun sales registryBlake (D-19)DIEDSUPPORT

HB 1190Prohibiting handgun sales registry Taylor (R-15)DIED.SUPPORT

HB 1270Encouraging voluntary use of locking devicesHarmsworth (R-44)

HB 1380Repeals I-594Shea (R-4)DIED..SUPPORT

HB 1381Universal recognition of all state CPLsBlake (D-19)DIED.SUPPORT

HB 1387Assault weapons background checkJinkins (D-27)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 1483Allows destruction of forfeited firearmsLovick (D-44)DIED OPPOSE

HB 1529Use of forceRyu (D-32)DIED. OPPOSE

HB 1592Delivery of firearms to LEOsKlippert (R-DIEDSUPPORT

HB 1725I-594 check exemption for CPL holdersKoster (R-44)DIEDSUPPORT

HB 1731Certain exemptions to I-594Jinkins (D27)DIEDSUPPORT

HB 1900Hunter ed funding/NRA license platesGriffey (R-35)DIED.NEUTRAL

HB 1933Transfer of firearms at non-profit eventsWalsh (R-19)DIEDSUPPORT

HB 2136Profits from seized firearms go to education fundTaylor

HB 2293Bans firearms in daycare facilities (exception)Kagi (D-32)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 2306Allows licensed veterans to carry at CommCollVanWerven

HB 2329Strengthens law making CPL data privateWalsh (R-19)DIEDSUPPORT

HB 2363Drone delivery of firearms to offendersPellicciotti (D-30)

HB 2422Bans “high capacity” magazinesPeterson (D-21)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 2519Return of seized CPLsLovick (D-44)To Gov.NEUTRAL

HB 2666Repeals state preemption of gun lawsMacri (D-43)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 2738Permission to carry in a residenceDoglio (D-22)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 2805Under 21 lead ammo banPollet (D-46)DIEDOPPOSE

HB 3004School safety/semi-auto restrictionsJinkins (D-27)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 5000Use of deadly forceMcCoy (D-38)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 5050Assault weapon banFrockt (D-3)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 5073Use of forceMcCoy (D-38)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 5216Firearm safety education in schoolsO’Ban (R-28)DIEDSUPPORT

SB 5441Involuntary freeze on firearm possession Kuderer (D-)DIED OPPOSE

SB 5444Background check for “assault weapons”Frockt (D-46)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 5463Mandatory safe storage of firearmsPalumbo (D-DIEDOPPOSE

SB 5506Transfer of firearms at non-profit eventsZeiger (R-25)DIEDSUPPORT

SB 5553Suicidal, waiver of rightsPedersen (D-43)To Gov.NEUTRAL

SB 5795Mandatory firearm liability insuranceChase (D-32)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 5992Bans certain “trigger devices”Van De Wege (D-24)Signed by Gov..

SB 6049Bans “high capacity” magazinesFrockt (D-3)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 6146Repeals state preemption of gun lawsSaldana (D-37)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 6173Strengthens law making CPL data privateTakko (R-19)DIEDSUPPORT

SB 6297Firearm possession with history of violenceDhingra (D-45)DIEDNEUTRAL

SB 6298DV harassment firearm banDhingra (D-45)To Gov.OPPOSE

SB 6415Permission to carry in a residenceHunt (D-22)DIEDOPPOSE

SB 6476Exempts background checks between CPLWagoner (R-39)DIEDSUPPORT

SB 6620School safety/semi-auto restrictionsFrockt (D-3)diedOPPOSE

HB 2363Drone delivery of firearms to offendersPellicciotti (D-30)S.

HB 2519Return of seized CPLsLovick (D-44)ConfSUPPORT

HB 3004Student safety/semi-auto riflesJinkins (D-27)H. Jud.OPPOSE

SB 5553Suicidal, waiver of rightsPedersen (D-43)Concurrence vote NEUTRAL

SB 5992Bump stock banVan De Wege (D-24)To GovernorOPPOSE

SB 6298DV harassment firearm banDhingra (D-45)Concurrence votesOPPOSE

SB 6620Student safety/semi-auto riflesFrockt (D-3)S. RulesOPPOSE

HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill.L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary,
PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early
education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways &Means“S”
before a bill number indicates Substitute, “E” means Engrosssed (both
mean amended).



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calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.Toll free!!!The
hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.Also toll free!!!

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OTHER DATA:Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules
and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at
www.leg.wa.gov“.Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.You may
download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site
(http://www.adobe.com).You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives,
etc, Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the
Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000.You may also hear floor and
committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need
“RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill,
you can see how individual committee members voted.By reading the “roll
call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on
any bill.The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is
available, on line, to any citizen.

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Article 1, Section 24

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