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Well here the do gooders go again! Better get you military style gun while you still can! Mark

State lawmakers to seek ban on sales of semi-automatic weapons

In response to recent shooting deaths, three state lawmakers say they want to ban the sale of military-style semi-automatic weapons in Washington.

By Molly Rosbach

Seattle Times staff reporter

In response to recent shooting deaths, three state lawmakers say they want to ban the sale of military-style semi-automatic weapons in Washington.

The lawmakers intend to propose the ban in the state legislative session that begins next month.

The legislation, called the Aaron Sullivan Public Safety and Police Protection Bill, would prohibit the sale of such weapons to private citizens and require current owners to pass background checks.

It is named for Aaron Sullivan, 18, who was fatally shot last July in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood, allegedly with an assault-style weapon.

Supporters say they also are motivated by the Oct. 31 slaying of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton and the wounding of his partner. Police believe a .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle was used then.

The bill is backed by Seattle's police department, spokeswoman Renee Witt said. Also pushing it is Washington Ceasefire, a nonprofit that seeks to reduce gun violence. The group plans a news conference today to announce the proposal.

The lawmakers who plan to sponsor the bill are Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina; Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle; and Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle.

The ban would cover semiautomatics designed for military use that are capable of rapid-fire and can hold more than 10 rounds. Semiautomatics designed for sporting or hunting purposes wouldn't be banned.

"If they're used in the army, used in the war — that's what this ban is about," said Ralph Fascitelli, the board president of Washington Ceasefire.

Dave Workman, senior editor of Gun Week, a publication of the Second Amendment Foundation in Bellevue, said such a ban would punish law-abiding citizens who own such guns.

"I don't care if my neighbor has a dozen of the things; ... as long as he's not hurting anyone or breaking any laws, leave him alone," Workman said.

He also said he doesn't consider the gun police say was used to kill Brenton an assault rifle.

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Hunter knows getting the bill through the Legislature would be difficult, because of concerns about limits on gun ownership. However, he thinks the ban is necessary.

"We don't allow people to own tanks or bazookas or machine guns, and very few people think that that's an unreasonable restriction," he said.

Kohl-Welles said the lawmakers are trying to be practical and aren't suggesting guns be taken from current owners.

"What we're trying to get at is there's no place to have sales of military assault rifles or weapons in this state," she said.

She also said she doesn't believe such a ban would violate the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.

"Did the framers of our Constitution ever envision something like a semi-automatic weapon?" she asked.


Local News | State lawmakers to seek ban on sales of semi-automatic weapons | Seattle Times Newspaper

Contact Rep. Hunter:
District office:
1611 116th Ave NE
Suite 206
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 453-3064

Olympia office:
PO Box 40600
330 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7936
 

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idiots, not an Einstein among them.
 

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"We don't allow people to own tanks or bazookas or machine guns, and very few people think that that's an unreasonable restriction,"

I love when people say that because its not true, people can buy machine guns if they do the right paper work. As for tanks a surplus store near where I live has a (working as far as I know) tank in-front of it.
 

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"Did the framers of our Constitution ever envision something like a semi-automatic weapon?" she asked.
Did they envision a bunch of turds in a state named after a founding father with no regard for history or the excesses of governemnts?

The revolution was not popular with colonists, either. Not until after it was over.
 

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It always amazes me how far they "stretch" what they call a "Military Style Semi Auto Weapon". A Ruger 10/22 would be a typical example.
 

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It always amazes me how far they "stretch" what they call a "Military Style Semi Auto Weapon". A Ruger 10/22 would be a typical example.
I was thinking the same thing and like Josh said, people do own tanks and machine guns. It's just more paerwork to go through.
 

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I have been on a mission today. I am one of the co-owners of www.WashingtonGunTrader.com a free online classified add forum for Washington State gun owners. I have been searching out any and all sites that mention this new proposed legislation to encourage every reader to get a hold of their legislator. Here is a link to the official Wa. site to find your Legislator. Use it and call, email and let them know that this is a toxic issue for them.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx
 

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Kohl-Welles said the lawmakers are trying to be practical and aren't suggesting guns be taken from current owners.
Only because this would be such a blatant violation of the 2nd amendment that the law would be struck down by the court and anyone voting for such a bill would not likely have any chance at reelection anywhere on or off this green earth.:xeye:

"What we're trying to get at is there's no place to have sales of military assault rifles or weapons in this state," she said.
Please tell me, where can I get a "Military assault rifle" for less then the cost of a decent car anywhere in this country?:rolleyes:

She also said she doesn't believe such a ban would violate the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.

"Did the framers of our Constitution ever envision something like a semi-automatic weapon?" she asked.
This is the anti-gun argument that always ****es me off the most.:mad: Did the Framers envision semi- or fully-automatic firearms? Probably not because until the latter half of the 1800’s NO ONE really “envisioned” any kind of repeating arm being as standard as they are now. But the part that upsets me is that when the Bill of Rights was being written the Framers had just finisher fighting a war with one of the best armies in the word at the time. Our “army” was any man that could hold a gun and was willing to fight. There weapon was what every the owned, could barrow, find, steal, or capture. And guess what, they were using more or less the exact same ones as the British. Not because the killed a Red Coat with their “single shot hunting musket” and stole his “assault musket” but because they were both using the weapons of the day. Did the Framers envision the types of arms we have today? No more then we can accurately envisions the arms of tomorrow. Did they envision the average Citizen to have the exact same arms as the government during any point in this country’s life? Hell yes. They knew firsthand the danger of the citizenry being out gunned by a government that wished to control rather than lead them. And they knew that any government that did not face the ultimate check on its power, being the forceful removal by armed insurrection, would like grow from one of leadership to one of oppression.:whip:
 

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"The ban would cover semiautomatics designed for military use that are capable of rapid-fire and can hold more than 10 rounds. Semiautomatics designed for sporting or hunting purposes wouldn't be banned."

I love this. Since when did the military start using semi-auto AR's. I thought they were single and tri burst or full auto. I guess I know nothing. Good thing their there to keep me straight on these things. :rolleyes:
 

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Machine Guns and Tanks and Bazookas are not the problem... Sick, demented people are... Before there were guns the "bad" cave men bashed in other cave men's heads with rocks and sticks. An idiot bent on destruction and mayhem can poison food or run people over with a rusty 70 Chevy... Banning firearms is a violation of the intent of the 2nd amendment as the FF derived it. Exterminating the criminal element is not...
 

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if you outlaw guns the only people who will have them will be outlaws

ps if they ever do have a compleet weapons roundup im going gunshopping in juarez
 
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