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Emergency: Magazine Ban Revived via HB2947

Public hearing today heard great testimony from the people supporting the 2A, however, the stories told by the proponents seemed to drive an emotional response from some members. Get those emails out to the Finance Committee members. This is no over until the governors signature is applied so keep hammering them.

Emails for the Finance committees can be found here

HB2947 is a new bill introduced on 2/20 that has the same language as HB2240 had. HB2240 died in the house last night after the Republican submitted over 120 amendments essentially running the clock out on the bill. The deadline for policy related bills was 2/19 at 5:00pm. What makes this bill different is they have added a buyback program which now makes it a budget related bill and able to proceed through the legislature until the session ends. They have also declared and emergency in this bill making it much harder to repeal by referendum. Here is what the Constitution says about referendum in Article 2 Section 1:

"Referendum. The second power reserved by the people is the referendum, and it may be ordered on any act, bill, law, or any part thereof passed by the legislature, except such laws as may be necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety, support of the state government and its existing public institutions..."

This means that we could be completely blocked from repealing this bill by referendum since they declared an emergency. This bill must be stopped in its tracks now. Below is a list of all the democrats in the house. Email them telling them how displeased you are with this bill and that you will make sure their seat is in jeopardy if they vote yes on this bill.

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Here I will lay out in detail the major issues us washingtonians are facing. The most prominent ones are taxes, gun control, and the education of our children. The link on the upper left corner of this page will take you to an email list for every state representative and sentator. Use this list to voice your opinion regarding upcoing bills. Each Bill on this site will have a link to the official site where you can read the bill yourself and see the status of it. We must stand up to those that are trying to take out guns and out money away from us.

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