I am a member of the NRA, a member of the national organization APIII, a legal gun owner who practices regularly, a concealed pistol license holder and a strong advocate of the Second Amendment. I recently attended the gun rally at the state Capitol building Jan. 13 where several hundred armed citizens joined to send a very strong and clear message to Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Legislature opposing his new gun legislation.
Firearms and our Second Amendment, whether one wants to admit it or not, have been and always will be the security that ensures our constitutional rights are extended to every U.S. citizen.
The proposed legislation is an attempt to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. It does not mention and would do nothing to address the unlawful possession of firearms by criminals, while requiring the legal owner of a semi-automatic handgun to obtain a yearly permit to own their “assault weapon” because it can hold more than 10 rounds in the magazine.
That's not sensible legislation and frankly I'm disgusted with politicians continually wasting our tax dollars and their time promoting worthless legislation that does nothing but turn upstanding citizens into potential felons.
I urge readers to contact their state representatives to voice opposition to senseless legislation such as this.
UNDERWRITTEN BY NEWSMATCH/MIAMI FOUNDATION, THE ANGEL GUILD, ROTARY CLUB OF GIG HARBOR, ADVERTISERS, DONORS AND PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT NEWS