This is a discussion on 2A - WA State - Background check bill could die; police lobby opposes one tenet within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Real Title: Background check bill could die; police lobby opposes one tenet Examiner.com Gun control, March 2, 2013 By: Dave Workman ....A controversial bill aimed ...
Real Title: Background check bill could die; police lobby opposes one tenet
Gun control, March 2, 2013
By: Dave Workman
....A controversial bill aimed at expanding background checks in exchange for major concessions to gun owners in Washington State could be in trouble, not because of opposition from gun rights groups, or legislative liberals, but because of resistance from the law enforcement administrators' lobby to one of the key provisions.
....the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) is opposed to a tenet of the proposed substitute House Bill 1588 that would abolish the state’s pistol registry, maintained by the state Department of Licensing. Everyone else appeared to be on board with the provision including sponsors Mike Hope (R-Lake Stevens) a Seattle police officer, and Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee that heard the bill.
....But the Seattle Democrat said in the e-mail that the law enforcement lobby says that neither the National Instant Check System (NICS) or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “contain anything like the functionality that is contained in the DOL database.” Therefore, he explained, the database cannot be eliminated without law enforcement opposition to the bill, and that would kill it.
My Comments: There is a lot more at play here, but is just shows how the current knee jerk over-reach on your 2A rights is actually working in our favor.
Background check bill could die; police lobby opposes one tenet - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
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Sunday’s editorial in the Seattle Times regarding a newly-created Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility plays a dangerous game of semantics to fool the public into believing that this group knows anything about true firearms safety, and is no threat to a fundamental civil right protected by both the state and federal constitutions.
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