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Washington: Gun Bills to Go Into Effect

Friday, July 26, 2019

Washington: Gun Bills to Go Into Effect

On July 28th, the following anti-gun bills will go into effect in Washington:

House Bill 1786 will expand firearm seizures to a wider range of protective orders with little to no due process, and in some cases, will remove a judge’s discretion as to whether to impose firearm restrictions upon respondents of protective orders.

House Bill 1225 will require law-enforcement to seize firearms and ammunition when they are called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident and hold them for at least five business days.  This will unfortunately result in property being confiscated without due process and subject citizens to bureaucratic red tape to get their property returned.

Senate Bill 5027 will expand Washington’s existing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO).  It will affirm that the ERPO can be issued against minors, while also infringing upon the self-defense rights of law-abiding parents or others in the household without due process. 

Senate Bill 5181 will suspend Second Amendment rights without due process for six months from individuals who are admitted for a 72-hour mental health evaluation, but who are not subsequently involuntarily committed.

Fortunately, one pro-Second Amendment bill will also go into effect on the 28th:

House Bill 1934 will allow military members who are stationed or assigned out-of-state to renew their CPL by mail.  

Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on Second Amendment issues in Washington.​

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