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Liberty1
01-27-2010, 12:07 PM
http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m1d27-Fallout-continues-in-wake-of-assault-weapon-ban-hearing

Fallout continues in wake of ‘assault weapon ban’ hearing

Gun rights activists are continuing to dissect and analyze remarks made by State Sen. Adam Kline, Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo and Ralph Fascitelli, president of Washington Ceasefire during Tuesday’s sometimes rambunctious hearing on SB 6396, which would ban so-called “military style semiautomatic assault weapons.”

It would not actually ban the firearms – current owners would be grandfathered in, but future sales would be prohibited – but it would be the proverbial “reasonable first step” toward eliminating these guns. In Kline’s own words, “My purpose for bringing this bill is to remove from commerce, eventually, over the course of years, the most lethal weapons that we have legally to this day. We’ve already banned at the federal level machine guns. This is a reasonable extension from that ban; semiautomatics that meet certain physical characteristics.”...

...According to Joe Waldron, legislative director for the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, “The individual sign-in sheets (showed) 313 people signed in to testify. Fourteen indicated they supported the bill and 298 checked the ‘con’ column, and one person left both blank.”

Yet Sen. Kline, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and is prime sponsor of the legislation, equally divided testimony between pro and con. Some gun rights proponents contend this gave unfair advantage and “weight” to those supporting a ban...

Milsurp Collector
01-27-2010, 12:15 PM
See http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=259068&page=2

bigcalidave
01-27-2010, 12:15 PM
Could more people have fit in the hearing room?

Didn't they learn by the situation here? We all have evil black rifles, with all the physical characteristics we want!

CAL.BAR
01-27-2010, 12:20 PM
Could more people have fit in the hearing room?

Didn't they learn by the situation here? We all have evil black rifles, with all the physical characteristics we want!

Where are you living? My OLL has a ridiculous BB and I'm limited to 10 rds. That is a pistol with a stock is what that is. A "real" AW has a folding stock, pistol grip and can drop mags w/o a tool.

BTW - if WA is at all smart, they are going to see how "good" we now have it, and draft their legislation accordingly. So it begins. . .

PEBKAC
01-27-2010, 12:27 PM
Given what I heard listening to the session yesterday, the room was in fact at capacity and people were spilling into the halls. ;)