Thursday, March 21, 2013

Washington: Freedom Prevails in Olympia – Anti-Gun Legislation Dead for 2013

The fate of the so-called “universal background check” legislation and your rights came down to the wire.  House Bill 1588 failed to come up for a vote on the House floor.

The following anti-gun bills are also dead for this session:
  • House Bill 1676, introduced by state Representative Ruth Kagi (D-32), a so-called “child access prevention” bill which would have singled out the storage of firearms for criminalization under certain circumstances.
  • House Bill 1703, introduced by state Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would have levied an outrageous tax on all firearm and ammunition purchases to create more bureaucracy in the form of a “firearm safety” education program.
  • Senate Bill 5737, introduced by state Senators Ed Murray (D-43) and Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36), would have banned commonly owned firearms mischaracterized as “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than ten rounds.  This extreme measure would have also allowed in-home inspections by law enforcement

Read the rest of the article at Ammoland

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I will be on Tacoma's KLAY Morning Show Thursday to discuss Western Shooting Journal, gun control

I will be a guest on Craig Thorne's KLAY Morning Show Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. PST to talk about Western Shooting Journal and the latest gun legislation. How is Western Shooting Journal different from other gun magazines? What kind of topics do we cover? What's coming up in our April issue? How can you contribute to the magazine? I will provide an update on the latest status of gun control efforts around the country. So far, New York and Colorado have passed gun control laws since the Sandy Hook shooting. Listen to the podcast here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Contentious Gun Bill Fails to Pass Washington State House

A bill that would have extended background checks to private gun sales failed to make it out of the Washington State House of Representatives last week.

A similar Senate bill (5737, which can be read here), in an early version referenced possible annual home inspections by law enforcement, but was corrected, removing that provision, before it was introduced. The corrected version never received a reading on the Senate floor, Senate staff told Patch.   Read the rest of the article at Edmonds Patch

Monday, March 4, 2013

I will be on the Austin Hill Show Tuesday morning discussing the left's current gun control efforts

If you're up early Tuesday morning, and want to hear what community organizers are doing in Idaho and other states to implement gun control, check out my interview as editor of Western Shooting Journal on Austin Hill's Idaho show. 6:35am PST (9:35am EST) here to listen to NewsRadio KINF 99.1 FM live. Click here to check out Western Shooting Journal and subscribe (only $1.89/mth online).