New SBR bill
The cast of characters increased to 32 people; sponsors: Representatives Blake, Hurst, Schmick, Takko, Hope, Kretz, Kirby, Kristiansen, Overstreet, Tharinger, Nealey, Van De Wege, Wilcox, Klippert, Chandler, Buys, Warnick, Orcutt, MacEwen, Liias, Goodman, Haigh, Moscoso, Moeller, Taylor, Roberts, Short, Shea, Condotta, Sawyer, Fagan, Sells.
The new words for RCW 9.41.190 include;
SBR are removed from the short list of firearms that are required to be registered prior to July 1, 1994. So in effect this bill just brings us into compliance with federal law.It is not unlawful for a person to possess, transport, acquire,
16 or transfer a short-barreled rifle that is legally registered and
17 possessed, transported, acquired, or transferred in accordance with
18 federal law.
Write to your Reps and Senators to encourage them to support the bill. If you know any police or licensed dealers, ask them to write or show up at the hearings. The police want and need this bill too.
I have letters from Judge Appelwick, one of the authors of the bill that banned SBR in 1994 telling me that Olympia banned SBR just because they could meaning it was not a crime prevention measure at all. I also have a limited amount of crime data from various counties which show only one SBR related crime in the State. If anyone needs advice on writing or meeting with their Representative or Senator let me know, I can help
The is a link for commenting on the bill in the link above, it is also here; https://washingtonleg.granicusideas.com ... /HB%201561 Please post polite positive and accurate comments there.