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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Socialized medicine proposition

Senate Bill 5747 proposes health care financing be controlled by the state.  If this Obamacare type insurance scam is enacted, it pretty much means Washington State will have the highest taxes in the US. and poorest medical care.  A lot of the language is similar to Obamacare, such as "[SB5747 will] generate savings sufficient to ensure coverage for all Washington  residents." Not likely.

Anyway, there will be a hearing on 01/18/2018 at 10:00AM, at the J.A. Cherberg Building, Senate Hearing Rm 2, Olympia, WA.  The notice for this hearing was time stamped Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:18 PM. Such short notice makes it pretty clear the legislature thinks this such a bad idea, they had to rush to ram it down our throats.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Civilian gun restriction plans in Washington State

The Washington State Senate Law & Justice Committee has indicated it will hold a public hearing on multiple gun bills on the following Monday, January 15th from 10:00AM-12:00PM. 
The committee agenda has not yet been posted for which bills will be heard; however, anti-gun legislators have already made it clear they are going to push several sweeping gun control bills this year.
  • Senate Bill 5050, sponsored by Senator David Frockt (D-46), and House Bill 1134, sponsored by Representative Strom Peterson (D-21), would prohibit all possession, purchase, sale or transfer of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and ammunition magazines holding ten or more rounds.

  • Senate Bill 5444, sponsored by Senator Frockt, and House Bill 1387, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would impose a registration-licensing system for commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and ammunition magazines holding ten or more rounds.  Among the idiocies, Section 1. (27)(vi) restricts marine flare guns "assault weapons."

  • Senate Bill 5463, sponsored by Senator Frockt, and House Bill 1122, sponsored by Representative Ruth Kagi (D-32), would require individuals to lock up firearms or potentially face Class C Felony charges [All of Section 2, especially (2)(a)].  This intrusive government legislation invades people’s homes and forces them to render their firearms useless in a self-defense situation by locking them up.
Update:  Next Thursday, January 18th, House Bill 1122 is scheduled for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee.  Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose this bill! Comment on the bill to voice your opposition.

Suitable storage of firearms varies by personal circumstances as different gun owners have different requirements and it is unreasonable for the law to attempt to impose a one-size-fits-all solution.

Senate Bill 5463, the companion bill of HB 1122, has been scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday, January 15th at 10:00AM.
  • Senate Bill 5992, sponsored by Senator Kevin Van De Wege (D-24), would make it a crime to knowingly possess a firearm accessory or any other device, part or combination of parts that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm.
Update: Trigger Modification Ban Passed Committee
Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens (post your comment here).  This bill is expected to be on the Senate floor as soon as Thursday.  Please contact your Senator and urge them to OPPOSE this legislation.

Senate Bill 5992, sponsored by Senator Kevin Van De Wege (D-24), mirrors federal legislation proposed by anti-gun California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).  This bill would make it a crime to knowingly possess a firearm accessory or any other device, part or combination of parts that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm.  The broad and overreaching provisions in SB 5992 could potentially criminalize firearm modifications such as competition triggers, muzzle brakes, and ergonomic changes that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.
  • Senate Bill 6049, sponsored by Senator Frockt, would prohibit the possession of ammunition magazines holding ten or more rounds, with limited exceptions.
It’s imperative that Second Amendment supporters make their voice heard during these hearings and throughout the legislative session. If you are able to, please tentatively plan to attend the committee hearing in Olympia on January 15th.

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We the People can claim our constitutional defense against these proposals, but that won't stop the Democratic Party from choosing to support their criminal constituents over innocent people.  Witness what happened in California to Kate Steinle.

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Washington State Constitution, Article 1, 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."  [A citizen has the right to be armed, but not to form a private army].

United State Constitution, Amendment 2:

"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."


Friday, January 12, 2018

Children or guns?

People are interested in good society, not murdering each other.  Don't be puzzled that more guns in law-abiding,  civilian hands results in less crime.

The choice the leftist controlled media would have us believe is  'children or guns.'

The media can sound so self-righteous when they insist the free person is too free and must be controlled to save children's lives.  But that has never been the choice.

It is the right of life to have means of self-preservation.  By far most people have a weapon for self-defense, against a day they hope will never come. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for Gun Bans

Attorney General Bob Ferguson authored a couple of unfair gun ban & seizure bills which are currently under consideration in the Washington State legislature.  The bills are also probably unconstitutional: "Article 1, 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 [its a private right], but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men [no private armies]."

Gun control is a stagnant idea.  Guns are not the problem; guns are neutral tools.  Criminal behavior is the problem.   Gary Kleck demonstrated that an American uses a firearm in self defense, on average, every thirteen seconds.  This does not ennoble a firearm.  It only re-demonstrates that guns are not the problem. 

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Senate Bill 5050 would prohibit all possession, purchase, sale or transfer of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and ammunition magazines holding ten or more rounds, and House Bill 1387, which would impose a registration-licensing system for these so-called “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.”

In the United States, firearms registration has always preceded seizure:  The New York example; and the California example.

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The following reasoning is clear and accurate:

“If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very pro-gun; you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions.”
-- Stefan Molyneux

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Seattle City Clowncil -- Fool Speed Ahead!

There has been no shortage of big news in Seattle this past week. Between (1) Amazon's bombshell announcement they were setting up a new headquarters, and (2) Mayor Ed Murray resigning in scandal, city government has been rocked to its core.

At least, it should be rocked to its core. Instead, you saw council members signal that they just don't get it.

Some lambasted Amazon for daring to expand elsewhere, and called for new taxes on successful Seattle businesses. It all sends a signal to other businesses: Look elsewhere.

This is a council determined to stay the stupid course and impose ever-more taxes, fees, and rules on the businesses that have helped make Seattle vibrant and wealthy. Seattle city government is more likely to view thriving businesses as leeches than contributing employers.

The city budget has grown rapidly yet city government is a mess, and the obvious anti-business stance of the city council is clearly creating economic downsides.

Time for a course correction? No, they say, full speed ahead.

-Rob McKenna

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