Skip to comments.WA Dems Sponsor Bill Allowing Police to Search Gunowners' Homes
Posted on 02/21/2013 7:39:13 PM PST by lowbridge
In a mistake that probably wasnt a mistake, a Washington state bill sponsored by liberal Democrats contained a little-noticed provision that would have called for the police to have the right to search private citizens home once per year if they own certain types of guns. According to Senate Bill 5737:
In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall ... safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.
In other words, kiss the Fourth Amendment goodbye. Liberal lawmakers behind the bill claim they have no knowledge of the provision which, of course, begs the question as to how the provision got into the bill in the first place. I have to admit it shouldnt be in there, said Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle). I made a mistake, said Sen. Adam Kline (D-Seattle). I frankly should have vetted this more closely.
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That’s a hell of a gunowner home to search!
No local LEO would ever think of being the one doing such a search. They know they may die.
Only the feds will be able to enforce this - and even then they may never see their families again.
This is where the rubber meets the road as it were.
If the republicans in the legislature had any balls they would propose a similar law for medical marijuana growers. Not to get it passed, but to hear the screams from the left.
Ed Murray, the principal sponsor of this bill has got to be lying when he says I have to admit it shouldnt be in there implying he didn’t know it. As the principal sponsor he had to know it, it’s only an 8 page bill.
He’s a state senator from lib land Seattle, nuff said.
Don’t know about WA. How do they know you have an “AR”?
Do you need more paper than the 4473?
The Fed 4473 will tell, but some are still in dealers hands and the Feds don’t have them (yet). Feds could trace from manufacturers to WA dealers, then trace some more. But can the state do that?
Anyway, this is no mistake, just a conditioning of the population to accept it.
PS, In Calif, if grandfathered in, they KNOW.
SENATE BILL 6396
State of Washington 61st Legislature 2010 Regular Session
By Senators Kline, Fairley, Kohl-Welles, and McDermott
Read first time 01/13/10. Referred to Committee on Judiciary
5) In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was
legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person
possessing the assault weapon shall do all of the following:
(a) Safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of
the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to
ensure compliance with this subsection;
Of course it was just a mistake. The line probably just fell into the bill from a higher shelf. You know like when you are cooking and something just falls into the pot....
I'm sure rumors from your irate neighbors would be sufficient.