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ILA | Washington: House Anti-Gun Bills on the Move in the Senate

This week has been a busy one for gun rights in the Evergreen State. Anti-gun House bills advanced out of policy Committees to the Rules Committee, the last stop before a final vote on the Senate Floor. The Senate has been pushing through multiple anti-gun bills, and your Senator needs to hear from you now!  Please click the “Take Action” button below and urge your Senator to OPPOSE House Bills 1705, 1630, and 1901.

“GHOST GUNS” BAN – House Bill 1705 further restricts the centuries-old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use and self-defense by imposing requirements that far exceed those in federal law.  It seeks to prohibit private individuals from possessing certain unregulated components commonly used by Americans to make their own firearms for self-defense, sport and hobby, and from possessing currently legal firearms that don’t have serial numbers. This bill would make lawfully built firearms retroactively illegal if built after 2019. 

BAN FIREARMS FROM ELECTION-RELATED PLACES, SCHOOL BOARD AND MUNICIPAL MEETINGS – House Bill 1630 prohibits any firearm at school board meetings, including CPL holders, and bans the open carry of firearms at municipal meetings. This bill would also prohibit open-carry at election-related places, and prohibit CPL holders from ballot-counting centers.

EXPAND RED FLAG LAWS – House Bill 1901 would allow petitioners for civil protection orders to assert that another has “coercive control” over them, leading to an unconstitutional revocation of firearm rights without due process of law.  As amended, this bill creates situations where otherwise lawful activities, such as carrying a firearm, can be cause for bad actors to falsely assert malicious intent and call for one’s Second Amendment rights to be revoked.  Further, this measure permits the release of private and protected personal information contained in concealed pistol license applications, to authorized persons and would create an environment that is ripe for abuse.

Again, please contact your state Senator to OPPOSE House Bills 1705, 1630, and 1901.

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