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Posted: 3/18/2021 9:07:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2021 1:31:35 PM EDT by twodeucetrey]
UPDATE FOR 27 MARCH AT END OF THREAD

Hello WAHTF!

Tomorrow (Friday, 19 March) the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee will be meeting to vote whether to pass a number of bills out of committee and on to the House Rules Committee.  One of those bills is ESSB 5038 (the Open Carry Ban) that crossed over from the Senate (hence why the House is voting on a bill with a five-thousand series number).  We have an opportunity to stop this legislation from advancing so LET'S USE THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!

Real quick, a little bit of good news:  Life and work have kept me busy, so I don't have hard numbers for y'all however a cursory look at some data from Wednesday's public hearing coupled with a little bit of anecdotal/back channel info is that us law-abiding, grass-roots gun-rights activists made a real good showing at the hearings!  Between verbal testimony, written testimony and all of you who signed in, the split was very close to 50/50 pro versus con.  Meaning:  WE DID NOT GET STEAMROLLED BY THE WELL FUNDED ANTI'S!!!

So let's keep that momentum up!!!  Please take just a few minutes to contact your elected representatives in the House and politely but firmly ask them to oppose ESSB 5038.  If we push, it is possible that the CR&J Committee just might recommend "do not pass" on ESSB 5038.

It only takes a couple of minutes - if that.

ESSB 5038 Information Page With Green "Comment On This Bill" Button

If you have the time, here are the email addresses of the members of the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee:

[email protected];
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[email protected];
[email protected];
[email protected];


WE CAN DO THIS!!!


ETA:  "well funded" because it's true
Link Posted: 3/18/2021 4:09:51 PM EDT
I used the link to contact my Reps, not sure what good it'll do, as I never get a response from their offices on such matters.
Link Posted: 3/18/2021 6:48:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gyrene84:
I used the link to contact my Reps, not sure what good it'll do, as I never get a response from their offices on such matters.
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Thank you for taking action, Gyrene84!

Even though you may not get a response, your opposition does get tallied on a spreadsheet.  The stronger our opposition grows, the more likely our elected representatives will do their best to avoid having to vote on this bill at all as that would go on the permanent, public record called the "roll call".  Therefore, if a contentious bill with no clear support and lots of opposition doesn't make it to the floor for a vote, their vote one way or the other can't come back to haunt them when it is time to get reelected because it didn't happen.

I hope I made sense.


Link Posted: 3/18/2021 10:00:58 PM EDT
Done.......
Link Posted: 3/18/2021 10:21:44 PM EDT
emailed the list you provided
Link Posted: 3/20/2021 10:19:55 PM EDT
Done
Link Posted: 3/27/2021 1:13:02 PM EDT
Apparently they're trying to sneak in a floor vote this weekend

https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/11329
Link Posted: 3/27/2021 1:18:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2021 1:23:10 PM EDT by twodeucetrey]
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Originally Posted By bdy83:
Apparently they're trying to sneak in a floor vote this weekend

https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/11329
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I was just about to make a post.  Thanks bdy83!!

Done and did.

Besides the NRA-ILA link above, folks can use the this page to urge their reps to oppose ESSB 5038

LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE WAHTF!!!

ETA:  according to House Representative Jim Walsh's FB page, ESSB 5038 will be debated and voted on TOMORROW 28 March!!!  Rep Jim Walsh FB page

CONTACT YOUR REPS TODAY!!!
Link Posted: 3/27/2021 3:16:30 PM EDT
Action taken.  Thank you for heads up and your work to keep us informed.  We must stay vigilant and active!
Link Posted: 3/28/2021 10:01:33 PM EDT
Anyone have a sitrep on this shit?
Link Posted: 3/28/2021 10:12:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2021 10:12:57 PM EDT by twodeucetrey]
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Originally Posted By ST42:
Anyone have a sitrep on this shit?
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House floor debate going on now:  Link to live video

Could be a while before the actual floor vote, as each rep has an opportunity to speak.

ETA:  there are 98 House reps (1 is excused today, so 97 reps have the option of speaking)
Link Posted: 3/28/2021 11:23:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2021 11:46:38 PM EDT by Northern_Winter]
Appears the house passed the bill 57-40.

  - Nw -
Link Posted: 3/28/2021 11:25:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Northern_Winter:
Appears the house passed it 57-40.
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Yes, sadly.  

Be aware everyone that via an amendment an emergency clause was added (at the request of the WSP) and ESSB 5038 takes effect NOW!!!

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