Skip to comments.Exclusive: Veteran activist offers ‘Pro-Gun road Map’ for Wash.
Posted on 05/30/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by marktwain
Veteran gun rights activist Joe Waldron, former executive director of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and now its legislative director, has unveiled what he calls a progressive pro-gun road map for the Evergreen State.
He shared the draft document exclusively with the Gun Rights Examiner, stressing that this is not designed as a carved-in-stone agenda, but more in the nature of "food for thought" for gun owner consideration over the next couple of years. With certain modifications, this could apply to other states.
Waldron, now headquartered in Florida with national responsibilities while still keeping a keen eye on Washington State politics is in town this week to pow-wow with CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb and make a legislative report on behalf of the states Gun Owners Action League. Hes got a busy schedule, attending the Washington Arms Collectors Board of Directors meeting and then the State Republican Party convention in Tacoma.
But he may have done nothing quite so important as author this gun rights road map, a series of suggestions on how to expand the rights of Evergreen State firearms owners. As this column reported the other day, there are more than 365,000 active concealed pistol licenses in the state, and that amounts, by some estimates, to only one-quarter to one-third the number of gun owners.
Heres how Waldron explains his proposals:
Befitting its history as a "progressive" state, the following items are proposed as a truly liberal (in the classical sense) and progressive agenda to reaffirm and expand the rights of Washington's responsible, law-abiding gun owners.
1. SHOOTING RANGE PROTECTION
2. VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTOR CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION
3. DEFENSIVE FIREARM USE CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION
4. UNILATERAL RECOGNITION OF CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSES
5. FIREARMS PREEMPTION ENFORCEMENT
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
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