On Monday, January 15, the U.S. Senate Law & Justice Committee will hear proposed anti-gun bills. These hearings are open to all Second Amendment supporters. These overreaching bills will potentially impose:
- A registration-licensing system on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard-capacity magazines, labeling them as assault weapons and large-capacity magazines; this bill also mandates that relinquished guns and magazines must be destroyed – Senate Bill 5444, sponsored by Senator David Frockt (D-46)
- Requiring individuals to lock up firearms within their homes rendering them defenseless against intruders or potentially face Class C Felony charges – Senate Bill 5463, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1)
- Making it a crime to knowingly possess a firearm accessory or any other device that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm; this broad and overreaching bill could potentially criminalize firearm common modifications such as competition triggers, muzzle brakes, and ergonomic changes done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability – Senate Bill 5992, sponsored by Senator Kevin Van De Wege (D-24)
- Targeting so-called “Large Capacity Magazines” and would prohibit possessing ammunition magazines holding 10 or more rounds, with limited exceptions – Senate Bill 6049, sponsored by Senator Frockt
- Abolishing Washington’s decades-old state firearm preemption statute passed in 1983 that helps keep firearm and ammunition laws consistent throughout Washington by establishing that the State Legislature has full authority to regulate and create laws pertaining to firearms and ammunition; state preemption statutes help protect against the infringement of citizens’ rights who live in localities controlled by anti-gun elected officials – Senate Bill 6146, sponsored by Senator Rebecca Saldaña (D-37)
To attend these hearings, take action by contacting your representatives, and learn more about this intrusive legislation, visit the NRA-ILA website.
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