GOA: Hearings for WA Preemption Repeal, “Assault Weapon” Ban, and More

Gun Owners of America has posted about hearings for Washington State bills, taking place simultaneously for House and Senate bills so as to prevent gun owners from weighing in on both.

Washington Patriots, we are in the fight of a lifetime for your 2nd Amendment Rights! The radical Left is fast streaming a vote to destroy your God-given rights with multiple anti-gun bills to be heard on Tuesday, Jan. 17th  in the House Civil Rights & Judiciary and Senate Law and Justice committees.

Here’s what’s on the agenda:

House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee (10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 17th) 

  • HB 1178 – Would repeal firearms preemption in Washington. This would turn Washington into a patchwork quilt of gun control laws as anti-gun cities would be free to enact their own gun control ordinances.
  • HB 1143 – This bill creates a draconian “permit to purchase” requirement for all firearm sales in Washington and would require mandatory training, among other things.
  • HB 1144 – Creates a mandatory training requirement to purchase firearms that would need to be renewed every five years.
  • HB 1240 –  The so-called “assault weapons” ban that would criminalize possession of over 65 semi-automatic rifles

Senate Law & Justice Committee (10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 17th) 

  • SB 5078 – This bill would eliminate immunity for firearms manufacturers, placing the entire gun industry at risk for frivolous lawsuits. If enacted into law, it could lead to the entire firearms manufacturing industry being sued out of existence.

Friends, your constitutionally-protected rights have never been in such peril in Washington. That’s why I need you to take action by sending a message to the committee members to oppose these bills and signing up to testify on Tuesday.

To testify, please follow these instructions as modified from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF): 

What: House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee
When: January 17, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. (PST)
Location: In-Person House Hearing Room A or Virtual

Instructions: To sign up to testify in opposition to these bills or to submit written testimony against this egregious legislation, click on this link and follow the directions below:

  1. Select “Civil Rights & Judiciary” in the “Committee” box.
  2. Select “01/17/23 10:30 AM” in the “Meetings” box.
  3. Select the following bills “HB 1178, HB 1143, HB 1144, and HB 1240” under “Select agenda item.”
  4. Select either written testimony or sign up to testify virtually under “Select type of testimony.”
  5. Fill out registration page.

What: Senate Law and Justice Committee
When: January 17, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: In-Person Senate Hearing Room 4 or Virtual

Instructions: To sign up to testify in opposition to these bills or to submit written testimony against this egregious legislation, click on this link and follow the directions below:

  1. Select “Law & Justice” in the “Committee” box.
  2. Select “01/17/23 10:30 AM in the “Meetings” box.
  3. Select “SB 5078” under “Select agenda item.”
  4. Select either written testimony or sign up to testify virtually under “Select type of testimony.”
  5. Fill out registration page.

This is devastating to the people of Washington! The anti-gun Left will stop at nothing and will continue their unlawful attack against your 2nd Amendment rights if we do not stand and fight.

The time to act has never been greater than it is now, so please send a message to the committee members (by using the form above) to OPPOSE the above bills and sign up to testify. 

On the federal level, the ATF has changed its rule on AR pistols with braces, making them illegal unless you register them. In the video below, Colion Noir talks about it.

GOA: Oppose the Biden Administration’s Attempt to Ban Lead Ammunition on Federal Lands

From Gun Owners of America

Oppose the Biden Administration’s Attempt to Ban Lead Ammunition on Federal Lands

Please Contact the U.S. Department of the Interior and Oppose the Lead Ammunition Ban!

Joe Biden is once again attacking our right to keep and bear arms, and this time he is also attacking America’s hunting traditions.

That is why Gun Owners of America is jumping into the fight, and we need you with us.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), run by radical gun-grabbing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, is proposing to ban lead ammunition and fishing tackle on certain federal lands by 2026.

We have seen anti-gun and anti-hunting radicals do this at the state level in places like California where urban elites want to ban hunting and fishing.

They claim their bans protect wildlife, but the science on these matters is inconclusive at best, and studies have not proven that lead shot or fishing tackle present a widespread threat to people or wildlife.

California and some European countries banned lead ammunition years ago, and there has been no improvement in lead exposure among wildlife. It is clear that lead in the environment is coming from sources OTHER THAN LEAD AMMUNITION.

In fact, the “science” mentioned in the Federal Register is so weak the proposed ban wording claims lead shot and tackle “may” cause harm. By using the word “may,” the government is admitting they want to ban something they can’t prove is harmful.

Lead shot and bullets have been used by Americans for generations, and there is no clear evidence this ammunition causes widespread harm to humans or wildlife populations.

Every year, new science emerges that suggests a connection between lead poisoning in wildlife and alternative sources of lead in the ecosystem. In short, we just don’t have strong evidence to prove that lead ammunition is harming wildlife because there are so many lead sources in nature.

Gun Owners of America expects this is the start of a national ban on lead ammunition which will increase costs and decrease participation in America’s Centuries-Old Hunting Tradition.

We need you, and your friends, to click the links in this alert and make a formal comment on the Federal Register telling the Biden Administration you oppose any restrictions on lead ammunition.

Please use one or both of the methods below to contact the U.S. Department of the Interior. Tell them you are writing to oppose the National Lead Ammunition Ban proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Please Contact the U.S. Department of the Interior and Oppose the Lead Ammunition Ban!

You can also Click Here to Submit a Formal Comment on the Federal Register Telling the Biden Administration You Oppose a Lead Ban.

Kind Regards,

Mark Jones
Certified Wildlife Biologist®
National Director, Hunter Outreach

P.S. You can read my full, fact-based analysis of Biden’s lead ammunition ban here.