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Washington E.S.S.H.B. 1143 would unjustly force free citizens to buy a “Permit to Purchase a Firearm” before they could buy or transfer a firearm.

Before being granted a permit, the applicant must prove that s/he completed a required training course.

Each time a person buys a firearm, s/he must submit an application containing (among other info), the ID number of their permit to purchase, name, address, gender, race and a “…description of the firearm including the make, model, caliber and manufacturer’s number…”.

Some of the Required Training:

  • Firearms and children, including secure gun storage and talking to children about gun safety
  • Firearms and suicide prevention
  • Secure gun storage to prevent unauthorized access and use
  • Techniques for avoiding a criminal attack and how to manage a violent confrontation, including conflict resolution
  • The training must be sponsored by a federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency, a college or university, or nationally recognized organization.
  • Training course must be certified by Washington State Patrol

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Senate Law and Justice Committee

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Contact the Senate Law and Justice Committee now and tell them to vote “NO” on E.S.S.H.B. 1143!

List of Senate Law and Justice Committee Members

Member NamePhoneEmail Form
Senator Manka Dhingra(360) 786-7672Email
Senator Yasmin Trudeau(360) 786-7652Email
Senator Mike Padden(360) 786-7606Email
Senator Patty Kuderer(360) 786-7694Email
Senator Jim McCune(360) 786-7602Email
Senator Jamie Pedersen(360) 786-7628Email
Senator Jesse Salomon(360) 786-7662Email
Senator Nikki Torres(360) 786-7684Email
Senator Javier Valdez(360) 786-7690Email
Senator Keith Wagoner(360) 786-7676Email
Senator Lynda Wilson(360) 786-7632Email