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February 20, 2013 - 10:24 am

Yesterday we wrote about a Washington State “assault” weapons bill, sponsored by two Democrats, that would have required warrantless searches of homes by sheriffs to enforce a new firearm ban. When caught, those Democrats claimed that it was a “mistake.” The media in Washington State duly noted the oversight and did no further investigation. But the blog The Sure Things of Life did investigate further. Guess what they found?

(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;

That’s from a bill that one of the same Democrats, state Sen. Adam Kline, introduced in 2009.

But wait, there’s more! He introduced similar language in a gun bill in 2005.

(b) Unless the person is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm, immediately register the assault weapon with the sheriff of the county in which the weapon is usually stored;

(c) 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;

That’s an awfully consistent “mistake” to keep making, across three bills and eight long years.

This isn’t a mistake. It’s history. Adam Kline has a history of trying to slip a police state into anti-gun legislation. If some legislator hadn’t thought to actually read the bill before any votes had occurred, it may well have become the law in Washington — third try would have been the charm.

The Seattle Times reporter who bought the “mistake” excuse, Danny Westneat, hasn’t corrected the record. I’m not holding my breath that he ever will.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Adam Kline is a Prog from NJ who ended up in Seattle after a long career as a left wing lawyer. He's appareantly found a home among the Californian emmigres in Seattle, who have sent him to the Washington State Senate since 2000.

I come from the other side of the Cascades, a little town named Chelan. One of the reasons I would never return there is State Senator Adam Kline and the multitude of asshats just like him that have taken Washington into the gulags.
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"My cold dead hands"...if you haven't seen this Newtown dad unload on the gun grabbers, you'd better sit down before you start the vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRpYHzWiU8s
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They are liars pure and simple.

2nd Amendment Mother - not a conspiracy. Its common practice for legislators to introduce legislation written by outside groups. Here it is obvious that someone has written the bills that the Democrats are fronting for in the various state legislatures. Probably Nurse Bloomberg's MAIG.
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I blame Soros..... seems like everything leads back to Soros

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Pause for Conspiracy Theory:
I still think there's a bit of monkey business by some lib organization with all these bills getting tossed into state legislatures... and they claim that staff writes these bills they never read, they just don't say who's staff?

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I find it incredible that no one liberal/progressive have given any thought as to why this is bad. Whatever happened to the outcry over warrantless eavesdropping? This is worse. I guess fear (of scary guns) confuses them.
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