Ensuring Social Justice
Limit accessibility of firearms, including assault-style weapons and high capacity clips. Enact safe storage requirements for guns.
2020 Legislative Session Wrap Up
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With fear of the corona virus spiking gun sales, legislative measures in the recently closed session seem safe. On the national level the president and gun rights supporters have rolled out a strong lobbying effort to have gun dealers classified as “essential” services. Our governor has remained strong in closing gun dealers as non-essential. The presidential order is not a mandate.
Bills that we supported and passed both houses appear to have been signed. Funding for the centralized background checks by the state patrol is still in the budget. Also funding for the Office of Gun Violence Prevention also appears safe – for now- but a special session may need to make additional cuts in the budget for new programs.
With increased isolation for families in domestic violence situations, new procedures enacted this session to assure compliance with removal of weapons are likely to protect potential victims. Also related are new procedures in King County for family members to apply online for protection orders rather than to appear in-person to file.
Biggest disappointment this session is failure once again to get a vote on restriction of ammunition and high capacity magazines.
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Bills the League Supported That Have Been Signed Into Law
Bills the League Watched