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Gun bill giving sheriff right
to inspect homes pulled by
Washington lawmakers

Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/20/2013 10:38:38 AM

Washington lawmakers have pulled a contentious gun-control bill from the state’s legislative tracking website, after calling a section that gave law enforcement authority to enter homes and check for proper weapons storage a “mistake.” The Seattle Times reports that Seattle trial lawyer Lance Palmer first raised doubts about Senate Bill 5737 to the newspaper, complaining: “They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.” Mr. Palmer was referring to a now-scrapped section of the text that gave the local sheriff the right to conduct

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Their trial balloon burst in their faces. That is the only reason they pulled the contentious bill and admit they made this "mistake."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/20/2013 10:51:21 AM     (No. 9186688)

Agree, OP. The next time they try, it won´t be as obvious.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/20/2013 10:54:52 AM     (No. 9186703)

The next time they try this, it´ll be war.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 2/20/2013 10:56:37 AM     (No. 9186708)

This is exactly what they wanted to do.

Just like in New York, there is no secret as to what these tyrants want to do.

Andrew Cuomo wanted confiscation publicly and privately in his un-SAFE Act. The NY State Police told him that it would be impossible because they did not know where the firearms were and who owned them.

THAT is why there is a registration requirement in the un-SAFE Act. New York State will follow the same steps that New York City did, initially require registration, and then compel confiscation - sending police to people´s homes if necessary - a short time later.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/20/2013 11:20:14 AM     (No. 9186754)

It is hard to remember that the Nazis came to power legally. And, they took absolute power - passing one bill at a time.

It seems like the Left is forever trying to nibble away at our free society.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dixie, 2/20/2013 11:20:47 AM     (No. 9186755)

Not even John Roberts could find a way to make this bill Constitutional.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/20/2013 11:21:26 AM     (No. 9186756)

Who wrote the bill? Who authored the part about home inspections by the local sheriff? That inflammatory section of the bill didn´t insert itself magically.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bobgray2, 2/20/2013 11:32:33 AM     (No. 9186771)

So what about that section was a mistake? The fact that someone put it in to begin with, or that it was too easy to find and they should have used enough legal BS to hide that it was there? Who wrote the section requiring house to house searches? It didn´t just appear by magic. It didn´t write itself. Right now the democrats are in full cockroach mode over this, because someone flipped on the kitchen light. You have to know that they were praying that no one would notice that section and if they had managed to get it through the legislative process, they would be giving each other high fives through the corridors of the Capital.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: manitouman, 2/20/2013 11:37:32 AM     (No. 9186779)

Dixie, your confidence in Roberts far exceeds mine.

"It is easier to believe - what once was, will be again". And Roberts has proven who he has always been.

Man will be your greatest disappointment in life - compounded, if you count on people to act according to your mores and beliefs.

The pulling of this bill is a true anticrime action by Washington lawmakers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: abiner, 2/20/2013 11:43:57 AM     (No. 9186799)

In this climate, why would anyone voluntarily register a firearm?

I certainly wouldn´t, that is, if I had one, which, of course, I don´t.

Anyone who willingly tells the government that he has a firearm, had just proven he´s too stupid to own one.

And, for the books, I´m one of those who would risk a year in jail by net letting an inspector in my house. And I´m now past 70.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jimmiet, 2/20/2013 12:06:24 PM     (No. 9186836)

Lawyer buzzards circling. A whole new pile of money has been discovered for litigation ad nauseum. Gun owners, manufacturers, ammo sellers, insurance companies, etc.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Babsathome, 2/20/2013 1:10:50 PM     (No. 9186938)

There is another bill sitting in WA state judiciary committee that is a more positive Libertarian type Bill. I believe Judiciary is going to sit on it and let it just die because it has to be acted on before the 24th. The only way the committee will act on this is if constituents hound them. Time to boot. Out the Seattle/Obama crowd Washingtonians!
HB 1371 Adopting the Washington state firearms freedom act of 2013 and establishing penalties. Enforcing and supporting our Second Amendment rights and sending Federal Agents to prison if they should try to take guns from Washington State residents.

This would be a good start.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 2/20/2013 4:42:59 PM     (No. 9187460)

Any/all of those wannabe dictators, elected or unelected, who had anything to do with this bill need to be ejected from their office immediately.


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