GOAL Alert 2019-2   Legislative alert from Olympia  25 April 2019

GOAL Alert 2019-2                                                                25 April 2019

Legislative alert from Olympia

TEMPORARY HOLD ON BUMP STOCK INFO RELEASE

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

According to information that we have not been able to confirm at this time, a temporary injunction blocking release of the names and addresses of those who turned in bump stocks to the Washington State Patrol has been imposed by a Washington judge. It’s 0400 here in Indianapolis, where I am attending the NRA convention, and 0200 in Washington, so bear with me please.

https://mynorthwest.com/1359032/bump-stock-buyback-names-not-released/

Given my ISP problems and the added difficulties of posting information from a mobile hotspot while on the road in Indianapolis, we are passing along the following information

Speaker Chopp is contemplating bringing the bill to the floor.

There are two days left in the legislative session. PLEASE ACT NOW. Contact the following individuals and ask them to PLEASE bring HB 2182 up for a vote.

Rep. Frank Chopp, Speaker of the House ([email protected]), (360) 786 – 7920

Rep. Jenkin ([email protected], (360) 786 – 7836

Rep. Stoner ([email protected], (360) 786 – 7872)

Rep. Sullivan ([email protected], (360) 786 – 7858

Rep. Frame ([email protected], (360) 786 – 7814

 

These are the people that can make it happen

Please act now, and then get your friends to do the same. If you want politics to go your way grassroots action is how it’s done.

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GOAL Alert 2019-1 Legislative Alert from Olympia 24 April 2019

GOAL Alert 2019-1    24 April 2019  Legislative Alert from Olympia

Last week we reported that a public records request had been submitted to the Washington State Patrol asking for the names and addresses of all of the individuals who turned in “bump stocks” and were compensated by the state. Under the current Public Records Act (RCW 42.56), this information MUST be released.

An emergency bill has been filed in Olympia to block this action for purposes of public safety.             The bill is HB 2182, was filed by Representatives Shea, Klippert, Boehnke, Kretz, Dufault, Walsh, Orcutt, Young. More than 25 years ago the Washington legislature followed the lead of several other states and restricted access to public records concerning concealed pistol licenses. Why give burglars a heads up of where to go “shopping,” or anti-gun activists the opportunity to publish lists of CPL holders as some have done in other states?

Bill text can be found here: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2182.pdf

Again, a reasonable assumption can be made if an individual had a bump stock, he or she also posses a firearm suitable for use with such a device. For those liberals who think this is a reasonable measure, ask them how they would feel about a public records release of the names of all women who received an abortion using public funding as is done in Washington under MEDICAID. Try that and watch the liberal rockets being fired!

YOU MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TODAY IF THIS BILL IS TO MOVE. Again, the bill is HB 2182. It is imperative you contact YOUR state legislators today and ask them to support the bill. Your legislator is a liberal? Use the abortion example I cited above as an argument.

Contact information for your legislators may be found at https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/   When you insert your address, a box will pop up with links to your state Senator and two state Representatives. Or you can do it the old fashioned way and look in the “blue” Government pages in your telephone directory.

Timing is critical. One report indicates the WSP intends to release the information as wearly as tomorrow, Friday, even before the mandatory release deadline.

Will Democrat leadership in both the House and Senate act, and will Governor Inslee sign an emergency bill?

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GOAL Post 2019-15, Legislative Update from Olympia 19 April 2019

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Legislative Update from Olympia                                        19 April 2019

 

RALLY FOR YOUR RIGHTS

BILLS PASS, ONE DIES

CONCURRENCE VOTES

ONE MORE WEEK

SPECIAL SESSION LOOMS

BUMP STOCK WARNING

LATE DISSEMINATION

ON THE ROAD

 

A pro-gun “Rally for your Rights” will be held on the Capitol Campus on Saturday, 27 March at 12 noon.  A little late in the session, but still an opportunity to show your support.  It IS on a Saturday.  Try to make it and show them the gun lobby is not a paper tiger..

Several bills passed by the end of the second chamber cut-off on Continue reading

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GOAL Post 2019-14, Legislative Update from Olympia 12 April 2019

GOAL Post 2019-14
Legislative Update from Olympia 12 April 2019

BILLS PASS SECOND CHAMBER
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FOR MOST
CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY, 17 APRIL

The House passed SBs 5181 (firearms/mental health) and 5205 (firearms/incompetence, both with amendments. The Senate passed HB 1225 (firearms/domestic violence) with amendments. All three bills await a concurrence vote (for the amendment) or go to a conference committee to iron out differences, where SB 5508 CPL background checks) still sits.. HB 1949 (firearm background checks) is on its way to the Governor. HBs 1465 (handgun delivery), 1739 (undetectable/untraceable firearms), 1786 (firearms/protective orders) and 1934 (military CPL renewal) and SB 5782 (spring blade knives) still await a floor vote. All five bills are on their chamber floor calendar, so a vote is possible in the next few days.

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GOAL Post 2019-13, Legislative Update from Olympia 5 April 2019

GOAL Post 2019-13
Legislative Update from Olympia 5 April 2019

POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF; BILLS MOVE, BILLS DIE
ACTION SHIFTS ONCE AGAIN TO CHAMBER FLOORS
17 APRIL CHAMBER CUT-OFF, 28 APRIL SINE DIE

The legislature is moving into the final leg of its 105 day/15 week regular session. Just over three weeks left. The primary focus of the long session in odd-numbered years is supposed to be development and adoption of the biennial budget, Whether a budget agreement will be reached or a special session will be called is hard to say right now. Both the House and Senate have passed budget bills, but the bills are $750 MILLION apart – in new spending only! The overall biennial budget runs over $52 BILLION. Now to guns… Continue reading

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GOAL Post 2019-12, Legislative Update from Olympia 29 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-12
Legislative Update from Olympia 29 March 2019

BILLS MOVE OUT OF COMMITTEE
BILLS STILL AWAITING COMMITTEE ACTION
SECOND POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY

Side note: according to various news reports, around 2,000 individuals attended a “Defend the 2nd” rally conducted at the state capitol building in Salem, Oregon last Saturday. It appears Washington and Oregon are in a race to see who can pass the most restrictive gun control laws this year. 2,000 is by no means perfect, or even fully representative of Oregon gun owners, but it was a respectable turn-out. Continue reading

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GOAL Post 2019-11, Legislative Update from Olympia 22 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-11
Legislative Update from Olympia 22 March 2019

GOV SIGNS BUMP STOCK BUYBACK FUNDING
AWAITING COMMITTEE ACTION ON BILLS HEARD THIS WEEK
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK
SECOND POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

Starting the second half of the 2019 legislative session. And I think it’s time for a pep talk. We dodged a major bullet last week when SSB 5174 (CPL training) failed to get a vote. That was no coincidence. They do a nose count before major votes, and if the votes aren’t there, they don’t bring it up for a vote. Should a bill as extreme as SSB 5174 become law, it would strike a major blow to the CPL program. Continue reading

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GOAL Post 2019-10, Legislative Update from Olympia 15 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-10
Legislative Update from Olympia 15 March 2019

SB 5954 PASSES LEGISLATURE
CHAMBER CUT-OFF/TURNOVER DAY
BILLS LIVE – BILLS DIE
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

In an unusual move, SB 5954 (bump stock buyback funding) passed out of the Senate on 28 February, was fast-tracked through the House on March 11th where it was amended, so it went back to the Senate, who concurred in the House amendment. It’s on its way Continue reading

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GOAL Post 2019-9, Legislative Update from Olympia 8 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-9
Legislative Update from Olympia 8 March 2019

CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY
SHERIFFS, FFLs WARNED
BILLS PASS ORIGINAL CHAMBER
BILL STATUS LIST CULLED

The chamber cut-off is in five days. Bills that do not pass out of their chamber of origin by 5 p.m. are considered dead. (Always subject to extraordinary action.) Of the nearly 50 gun-related bills filed since the session began on 14 January, more than half have died. There are still just over seven weeks remaining for the 2019 regular legislative session.

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GOAL Post 2019-8, Legislative Update from Olympia 1 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-8
Legislative Update from Olympia 1 March 2019

CHAMBER CUT-OFF 13 MARCH
SHERIFFS’ REVOLUTION SPREADS?
NEW BILL FILED

Correction: Last week I said the chamber cut-off was March 3rd. I missed a “1.” It’s March 13th! Ten more days to pass bills that threaten the constitution, threaten your wallet, or both!.

20 of 33 county commissions in New Mexico and their sheriffs have publicly stated their opposition to proposed gun legislation, declaring the proposals unenforceable. Not surprisingly, NM’s Democrat governor has ridiculed the sheriffs. Apparently, it’s not just Washington sheriffs who have decided enough is enough.

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