Tab-clearing happens, and it’s been a busy week thus far. Later today, with luck, a post will appear on Palmer v. D.C. and its continuing evolution. In the meantime… Dr. Paul Hsieh applies the twin sledge hammers of logic and facts to produce an excellent article in Forbes magazine refuting the notion that firearms involved violence is somehow a public health issue. Hsieh is a Denver-based physician with long-standing interests in health policy, medical ethics and free-market economics. Babes with … Read More
GOAL Post 2014-4 posted over at WAGOAL.Org with a list of pending bills reports on legislative doings in Olympia this last week. The Gun Owners Action League has been the dominant force in Olympia advocating for Second Amendment Rights for the past few decades and is a member of the pro I-591 coalition, Washington Gun Rights.
In a critical announcement, the Gun Owners Action League of Washington has shared that gun control Initiative 594 will be the subject of hearings in Olympia on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Be sure to break January 28 and 29 free to attend these hearings and testify – both numbers and quality testimony at these hearings are crucial to protecting gun rights in Washington. “Public hearings will be conducted on Initiatives 591 (pro-gun) and 594 (anti-gun) on 28 January … Read More
by Phil Shave, Ray Carter In 2013 membership in the Washington Arms Collectors (boosted by radical anti-gun politicians and an increasing public interest in firearms) exploded from roughly 13,000 members in January to 20,340 members today. Our finances are healthy with an end of year balance sheet showing nearly $180,000 in operating accounts and total assets of about $3.4 million, with nearly $3 million in the Building Fund. The Building Fund would be even healthier, but the threat of anti-gun-owner … Read More
Representatives of the Washington Arms Collectors will be in Olympia on November 21st (Thursday) at 11 a.m. to present the office of the Washington Secretary of State with a first batch of approximately 340,000 signatures. They will be joined by representatives from the Washington Arms Collectors, Hunters Heritage Council, Washington State Rifle & Pistol Association, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association and many of the grassroots activists who … Read More
Initiative 591 (the *good* initiative) is a little past the half-way point in terms of gathering the necessary signatures to qualify to be placed on the ballot and the January deadline is coming. Individuals and businesses gathering signatures are doing a great job, but we need to get those completed petition forms turned in as quickly as possible to the YesOn591 campaign. The Washington Arms Collectors and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have together … Read More
WAC Executive Director Phil Shave announced at the August 27th meeting of the Washington Arms Collectors Board of Directors that subsequent to meeting with the management of the Puyallup Fairgrounds that WAC would have to again focus on enforcing the Fairgrounds Parking ban in our Rules of the Road. There will be no parking on the Puyallup Fairgrounds except for those individuals with approved parking permits. All others will be towed at owner’s expense. Executive Director Phil Shave pointed out … Read More