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Washington: Right off the Bat, Committee Schedules Hearing for Anti-Gun Bills

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Washington: Right off the Bat, Committee Schedules Hearing for Anti-Gun Bills

Before even warming their seats in Olympia, Anti-gun legislators scheduled a hearing on three unnecessary gun control measures in the House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary.  The hearing has been set for Wednesday, January 12, at 10:00 a.m.  Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 1618, House Bill 1630, and House Bill 1705.


HB 1618 prohibits the carrying of any firearm, whether open or concealed, into an “election related office or facility” including polling places, voter registration centers, and more.  Violation would be a gross misdemeanor and revocation of a concealed pistol license for at least 3 years.

HB 1630 prohibits the carrying of firearms at school board or local municipality meetingsViolation may also result in revocation of a concealed pistol license for at least 3 years.

HB 1705 further restricts the centuries-old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use ​and self-defense by imposing requirements that far exceed those in federal law.  It seeks to prohibit private individuals from possessing certain unregulated components commonly-used by hobbyists to make their own firearms, as well as possessing currently legal firearms that don’t have serial numbers.

Again, please contact members of the House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary, and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 1618, House Bill 1630, and House Bill 1705.

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