WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills from NRA-ILA.org

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced two new sweeping gun control bills, with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) as the bill’s prime sponsors.

Despite being described as “assault weapon reform,” the proposed legislation is nothing short of a ban of many common, legal firearms and “large-capacity magazines” currently possessed by millions of law-abiding Americans for self-defense, hunting, and recreational shooting.

These bills have less to do with “meaningful reforms” for public safety and reducing crime (other than the newly defined crimes of being gun owners) than they do with moving the incremental process of stigmatizing guns and eliminating firearm possession by law-abiding citizens another giant step forward in Washington State.

Both bills use the same extensive definitions of “assault weapon” and “large-capacity magazine” (LCM). “Assault weapon” would include:

a semiautomatic rifle using a detachable magazine and with one or more of the listed six features (e.g., folding or telescoping stock, thumbhole stock),
a semiautomatic handgun or a semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle with a fixed magazine that can hold more than ten rounds,
a semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle with overall length of less than 30 inches,
a semiautomatic handgun using a detachable magazine and with one of the listed four features, and
a shotgun with a revolving cylinder or certain semiautomatic shotguns.

The link below provides additional information and a CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION to contact your Legislators to notify them to Opposition to these bans:



Donald A. Bambenek II
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Gig Harbor, Washington 98335-1711
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The 2011 Criminal Justice Summit will be held at the Inn At Gig Harbor from February 29, 2011 to March 2, 2011. The speakers will include Ann Rule, Parealla Lewis, Rob McKenna, Russ Hauge, and John Batiste.


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Illegal firearms transactions

ATF Agents investigating the illegal sale of firearms deserve our gratitude. The sale, or transfer, of firearms to individuals who are prohibited from possessing them, jeopardizes the safety of every citizen. It is important for you to leave your comments to The News Tribune article expressing your concerns and thoughts on this matter.

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U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrest 2 brothers, in Kenmore, WA, wanted for the Murder of four individuals at a North Hollywood,CA restaurant on April 3, 2010.

U.S. Marshals, along with members of the King County Sheriff’s Office tactical team arrested Nerses and Samuel Galstyan last night at a residence in Kenmore, Wa. The Galstyan brothers were wanted out of Los Angeles, California for the murder of four individuals at a North Hollywood restaurant on April 3, 2010.

Potential Suit by relatives of the slain Lakewood Officers

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U.S. Marshals SEATTLE arrest fugitive

The U.S. Marshals and HUD-OIG have arrested Henry Arthur KENT yesterday, in Seattle.  KENT, was a convicted murderer wanted out of Manitoba, Canada.

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AUCTION to Raise money for Slain Officer’s Family

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All proceeds for the event will go to the Lakewood Police Independent Guild and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

There will be a “Run from the Heart” event to benefit the family of slain Pierce County Deputy Kent Mundell. Registration for the event will take place Saturday, February 12, 2010, at noon, at Fort Steilacoom Park.  Read more


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Copper Thefts in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor, Washington, continues to be victimized by individuals who are stealing copper, wherever it can be found.  The latest incidents involve the cutting of wiring leading to lighting structures. This is very costly to the community and even puts our children at risk.  If these wires are charged and exposed, coming into contact with them could be shocking to say the least.

I know you expect the police to investigate and resolve this, but don’t count on it.  They are already overworked and short on manpower.  It is your duty as a concerned citizen to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.  Critical information such as the exact location of the incident, your observations, a vehicle description (make and color), a license plate number, and a description of the individuals involved, would be very useful.

If you have personal knowledge about these incidents, it is time to STAND UP and contact Gig Harbor Police immediately.     

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