Washington State appears bound and determined to follow in California’s footsteps. The rainy state that hosts a healthy supply of hunters and outdoorsmen has grown increasingly hostile to Second Amendment rights for Washingtonians in recent years and the latest anti-Second Amendment measure to be considered in the state is a shining example of the kind of malignant lunacy that is being considered at the highest levels of government.
Though Washington outlawed private sales of firearms, insisting that doing so would curb gun violence, the emboldened tyrants are back at it with a new round of anti-civil rights laws dedicated to separating citizens from their firearms and their rights.
The legislature has just convened a 60-day session and Rep. Jim Moeller wasted no time proposing HB 2354, a bill that would ban “assault weapons” and which defines such weapons as virtually every modern firearm used today.
The “assault weapons” ban would prohibit guns with scary-looking cosmetic features and semi-automatic firearms that are capable of accepting a magazine that holds more than ten rounds.
Because to liberals, ten bullets is the magic number for some reason…
The bill won’t just ban those oh-so-scary-looking AR15s and AK47s; it would ban most .22 rifles and pretty much every Glock, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, M&P, Sig, and really any semi-auto handgun upon which good citizens rely for home defense and personal carry needs.
Best of all, this bans all weapons that are “capable” of accepting “high-capacity” magazines. It does not matter if one equips his Glock with a California-compliant 10-round mag.
Section 2 of the bill, subsection 1, reads “No person in this state may manufacture, possess, purchase, sell, or otherwise transfer any assault weapon or large capacity magazine except as authorized in this section.” The bill allows for law enforcement exemptions.
Stet Rep. Tana Senn, not to be outdone in the craziness department, has proposed two anti-Second Amendment bills.
HB 2372 forces innocent citizens to forfeit their Second Amendment rights and surrender their firearms if they have been arrested for a crime but not been found guilty. In keeping with the left’s latest crusade against both the Second Amendment and our citizens’ right to due process, Senn’s bill would offer a presumption of guilt and deprivation of basic civil rights to those suspected of a crime but who has not been found guilty- a tragic betrayal of some of our most fundamental principles as a free nation.
In 2014, Washingtonians were bombarded with anti-Second Amendment propaganda as legislative tyrants urged that just one more gun law will make them safe. They stressed that banning private sale was the key to creating a safer Washington.
With that having been secured, the freedom-hating zealots of the Washington Legislature are now looking to advance their cause further. This should prompt each and every citizen (in Washington or elsewhere) to wonder, “How much gun control is enough to satisfy them?” “When will we finally reach the appropriate balance of safety and freedom?” “Why is it that they always want one more gun law?”
The answer is deceptively simple: there will never be enough gun control laws for the left so long as citizens possess the right to possess any firearms at all. The goal was, is and always will be civilian disarmament (but saying that outright will hinder their progress).