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Wasington state trying to ban M14/M1As?

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I heard a rumer today that the wash. state senate maybe voting today on some far reaching gun legislation. Then I looked on the wash. legislation web sight and found some stuff under judiciary, public hearing. Anybody know whats going on? 8O

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SB 5475 would enact a Washington State AWB similar to California's AWB. SB 5475 is in committee. "Assault Weapon" is defined as having a detachable magazine and any ONE other evil feature. The definition is below. The bill also bans magazines with a capacity in excess of 10 rounds. There is a "grandfather" exception for registered assault weapons, but not for 10+ round magazines.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing scheduled for January 25, 2005, Cherberg Building, 3:30 pm Olympia, WA on the following proposed firarms legislation:
1. SB 5344 - Regulating possession of firearms on the state capitol campus.
2. Fifty caliber gun ban of 2005 (S-0541.1).
3. SB 5131 - Revising provisions concerning possession of firearms by persons found not guilty by reason of insanity.
4. SB 5343 - Regulating the sale of firearms at gun shows and events.
5. SB 5342 - Encouraging safe storage of firearms.
6. Assault weapons ban of 2005 (SB 5475).

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From SB 5475:
RCW 9.41.010 and 2001 c 300 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
(18) "Assault weapon" means:
(a) Any semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action rifle or shotgun that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine, with a capacity to accept more then ten rounds of ammunition and that also possesses any of the following:
(i) If the firearm is a rifle or shotgun, a pistol grip located rear of the trigger;
(ii) If the firearm is a rifle or shotgun, a stock in any configuration, including but not limited to a thumbhole stock, a folding stock or a telescoping stock, that allows the bearer of the firearm to grasp the firearm with the trigger hand such that the web of the trigger hand, between the thumb and forefinger, can be placed below the top of the external portion of the trigger during firing;
(iii) If the firearm is a pistol, a shoulder stock of any type or configuration, including but not limited to a folding stock or a telescoping stock;
(iv) A barrel shroud;
(v) A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator;
(vi) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the hand that is not the trigger hand;
(b) Any pistol that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine at any location outside of the pistol grip;
(c) Any semiautomatic pistol, any semiautomatic, center-fire rifle, or any shotgun with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition;
(d) Any shotgun capable of accepting a detachable magazine;
(e) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder;
(f) Any conversion kit or other combination of parts from which an assault weapon can be assembled if the parts are in the possession or under the control of any person.
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this is crazy!!!!! please call or write your state represenative. let your voice be heard! :(
Hope this garbage dosent come to my state anytime soon. I wouldnt see it passing though. The rebubs have a slight majority in the state senate and state house and we have a rebub governor. :D



(My Washington friends just got e-mails. E-mail YOURS!)
That would mean if you were in possession of a USGI flash hider for a M14 you would be violateing the law. Let alone any +10 rnd. mag, or pistol grip, ect,. 8O
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