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Monday, March 11, 2013

Washington state gun registration update

Gun control advocates have until this Wednesday, March 13, to move House Bill 1588 out of the state House of Representatives.HB 1588 is sponsored by state Representative Jamie Pederson (D-43) and 37 other gun-grabbing representatives.  As introduced, HB1588 would criminalize all unregistered private transfers of firearms.

There have been many alternative versions circulated in recent days and the final language is currently unknown.

It is almost certain that the language soon to be considered by the state House will require gun owners to go through a licensed dealer or law enforcement agency when transferring a firearm to a person who is not a concealed pistol license holder.  These de facto registrations will involve fees, paperwork, potential delays, the probably the creation of a state permit to purchase a firearm.  Later on there is the likelihood of state "sin" taxation on firearms ownership, and the requirement for personal records keeping on private firearm transactions.

This bill is a regulatory scheme that would create a huge burden for law-abiding citizens, would be ignored by criminals, and eventually be given teeth to make it "enforceable" against law-abiding citizens.  1588 is the first step to comprehensive statewide firearm registration!

House Bill 1588 has become the top priority of a new anti-gun advocacy group, the elitist organization Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR).  WAGR, funded by a few millionaires in Seattle, is seeking to erode the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense, and is backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Vice President Joe Biden is also reported making telephone calls to Washington state representatives in support of HB 1588.

The elitist Left is using Washington State to test their latest ideas on how to corrupt freedom and oppress the people.  Please don't wait 'til we have to defend our freedom with force.  Contact your state representatives and tell them to oppose HB 1588.


Update, March 14, 2013:  HB 1588 died without being voted out of chamber.  We private citizens and gun owners are safe from our state government, for now.

The Democrats are moving ahead with an "assault weapons" ban in the federal congress.  We'll see.

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