Surprise: Gun Control Bill In Left Coast State Fails Vote

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The West Coast of the United States has a reputation as a politically left stronghold. Because of that, traditionally policy positions of the left, like abortion and gun control, are commonplace. Really, if you want your Constitutional rights, the West Coast is not one of the better places, in general, to live.

But a vote last month (February 2020) in one of the West Coast states on a typical gun control policy failed. Of course, that’s a huge surprise and a huge win for gun owners in that state. Drew Mikkelsen gives us the details:

Bills that would have limited how many rounds can be stored in gun magazines and what guns can be sold did not pass in Olympia.

Neither bill was approved before Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline. 

Lawmakers knew earlier this month the proposed ban on firearms defined as assault weapons did not have the votes to proceed.

The high-capacity limit bill passed out of House and Senate committees but never came up on the floor for debate.

Republicans opposed to the bill filed an unusually high number of amendments on the bill, meaning debate could last a day or more, according to Democratic staffers.

Aberdeen Republican Rep. Jim Walsh, who submitted six amendments, was asked if the long list of amendments was a political ploy to prevent debate.

“That’s part of it,” said Walsh. “But it’s also a very bad policy and we believe our amendments are essential to highlighting the problems.”

Mikklesen also noted that a “bill to require background checks to purchase ammunition also did not pass.”

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Of course, any limitation on gun control is a good thing, so these bills failing in Washington, a traditionally anti-gun state, is a good thing, too. But, to be frank, pro-gun people in Washington State have a long way to go to get all of their Second Amendment rights back.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Well people, nobody ever accused a democrat of having any brain power at all. This has been evident on national TV for months now. Their front runner (Biden) opens his mouth and shows the world just hw stupid he is. You can also see this in Commifornia with their “gun control laws?” Here in Commifornia even my 1911 Government model is considered illegal. I guess it pokes to big a hole in communist idiots hides. What I’ve been waiting on is some idiot to get brave (stupid) enough to try and take it from me. We are ESCAPING Commifornia before the arrival of summer. I would suggest that all sane people living on the left coast do the same before these idiots declare themselves an independent nation.

    • Wanderer – good luck on leaving kalipornia, hopefully you are departing for a more sensible locale 😉
      Please don’t give them any more bad ideas – they wrecked their status as a state, if the were to declare themselves as an independent country they would IMMEDIATELY demand foreign aid from the US. The good side to that is the dems would also lose all of those electoral votes and We The People would get rid of all of their crazy legislators from the hallowed halls of CONgress. Now that would ‘almost’ be worth giving them that foreign aid. Decisions decisions.

    • Wanderer, Unfortunately too many from Commifornia are moving to Arizona and other states to spread their hate and disdain for the 2nd amendment

      • How true, we don’t welcome Cal, and new York liberals here, even if they messed up their states

    • Those of us in the other western states that are conservative, as you not to bring your commifornia ideas to ruin our states. I know a lot of people from commifornia come to our states and then start to try to remake our states into commiefornia. If you like commiefornia ways, stay there. If you don’t then come to our states and enjoy the freedom that we offer, but don’t try to change us to fit your image. We like our states just the way they are.

  2. Well guess California want to be their own country. No problem! Just send letter to all the left Liberal. Inviting them back HOME! Do this before we built a wall at the state line. Just don’t BLAME other for your mistake! Because you rig your poll so those who needed to be replaced stay in office. It will be a good time to start making plans for your own president of your country! And if you can’t balance your budget just look in the mirror! IT YOUR FAULTS!

  3. Beware of the governor, Jay Innsley, (< probably not spelt right),
    He pulls a lot of strings to get his way.
    Whatever he wants Seattle usually goes along with it.

  4. The best thing the USA could do right now is accept an offer from that Mexican Senator, who wanted to take back the land we bought after the Mexican war, and just cede California back to Mexico. It would immediately make many illegals legal, as any Mexican Citizens would be ‘home’. It would get Pelosi, Schiff, Feinstein, Harris, and others out of OUR Congress, and would ensure that the rest of the states were not burdened with California’s debts and financial commitments caused by Democrat Mismanagement.

  5. During this Pandemic, Liberals have seen first hand how stupid most gun control laws are. Liberals with clean criminal records have tried to purchase guns and have been held up and told they have to wait. They don’t like waiting. They thought buying a firearm was simple but now they know the truth. Time for sensible Liberals to kick gun control Liberals out of the government. Vote Red.

    • Not only that? The laws and regulations they impose on law abiding citizen. Dies not affect any criminals or their criminal activities wha so ever! They laugh at the stupidity of these fools. But . At the same time love the restrictions on law abiding citizens. So they can’t even defend themselves. Especially! In so calked Hun Free Zones. It’s target practice for the mentally insane criminals. No Commie Democrat can figure that out? Oops! What’s wrong with this picture? It’s all a scam to tear down this country and destroy America and the Constitution and enslave us all. They think everyone is stupid but them? Just looking at their faces and listening to them? Tells me they are all nut jobs , Sick , wacko’s, demented , senile , delusional deranged criminally insane psychopaths! Rubber room ready with accessory! A straight jacket! Am I lying?

  6. None of these anti-gun States would ever have had any votes to pass any of their anti-Gun or anti-2nd Amendment garbage period! It’s all been voter fraud the whole time period! When voter fraud is clamped down on? Their Unconstitutional anti-Gun and 2nd Amendment attacks agenda will never pass period! No matter what their bleeding hearts and sympathizers think or say!

  7. Yeah and how many people drive without a license, insurance, inspection or registration let alone under the influence of something let alone DWD…?

    30,000+ are killed in vehicle crashes a year + 70,000+ from drug overdoses = 100,000 Americans killed by negligence added to the 250,00+ killed by medical error at a total of over a 1/3 OF A MILLION DEAD AMERICANS a year…!

    Compared to 300 maybe …killed by rifles and most of them are by gang bangers in Democ-rat run cities with super strict illegal “gun laws”…!

    HOW ABOUT YOU IDIOTS GET A LIFE FOR BEING MORONS…!

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