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Rep. Hunter pushes 11th-hour anti-self-defense measure; Hearing Wednesday(WA)
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 April, 2011 | Dave Workman

Posted on 04/13/2011 4:45:23 AM PDT by marktwain

A bill that would strip Washington citizens of a unique self-defense protection is being fast-tracked by its sponsor, anti-gun State Rep. Ross Hunter (D-48th District), who unveiled the measure on Saturday and has it scheduled for a hearing before the House Ways & Means Committee – which he chairs – on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Olympia.

Both the National Rifle Association and Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are furiously alerting their members. CCRKBA is issuing a press statement that calls the move “an outrage.” Both alerts have the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of Ways & Means members.

“The Legislature is scratching for money anywhere they can find it, but in this case, Hunter is trying to balance the budget by jeopardizing the self-defense rights of law-abiding citizens. That’s unconscionable, and the fact that he is trying to ram this through at the 11th hour with very little public notice is outrageous.”—CCRKBA Legislative Director Joe Waldron

House Bill 2067 would repeal RCW 9A.16.110, which protects citizens from “legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for protecting by any reasonable means necessary, himself or herself, his or her family, or his or her real or personal property, or for coming to the aid of another who is in imminent danger of or the victim of assault, robbery, kidnapping, arson, burglary, rape, murder, or any other violent crime…”

Current law provides for reimbursement by the state of all reasonable costs, including loss of time, legal fees incurred, and other expenses involved in his or her defense.”

The statute has been in place for more than 30 years. Gun rights advocates insist there is no reason to repeal it, especially if the reason offered is to remove the state from financial

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; legislation; wa
Amazing. This person keeps getting reelected.
1 posted on 04/13/2011 4:45:32 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Amazing. This person keeps getting reelected
You could say that for half the defecation in the cess pool of politics.

Just to mention a few. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, John F’in Kerry, Orrin Hatch, Lyndsey Graham, need I go on.?

2 posted on 04/13/2011 4:52:25 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

100% of all democrats and 70% of all republicans are blatant charlatans and criminals, parasites who are living off the American people and the American Republic.

70% of all democrats and 20% of all republicans are outright traitors and should be shot.

(Percentages are estimates and not scientifically derived.)

3 posted on 04/13/2011 5:27:33 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

A Yale and Microsoft alumni.

4 posted on 04/13/2011 6:08:40 AM PDT by Melchior
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