Washington State Gun Control Proposal Sneaks Around Confiscation

Seattle liberals are getting crafty. In response to the logistical impossibility that would be door-to-door confiscation efforts, liberals in Washington state have proposed that all who wish to retain their semi-automatic rifles would be subject to an annual, unscheduled, home inspection by their local Sheriff’s office. Failure to comply would land you in jail for a year. What they are doing is making it so the police in Washington can come into your home, unannounced, any time they damn well please, without a warrant. So much for the 4th Amendment. This concerns me more than the cops trying to smoke out a murdering swine, who was shooting at them.

Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?

As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.

That it’s part of one of the major gun-control efforts pains me. It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation of gun sales. But then last week they went too far. By mistake, they claim. But still too far.

“They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.”

That’s no gun-rights absolutist talking, but Lance Palmer, a Seattle trial lawyer and self-described liberal who brought the troubling Senate Bill 5737 to my attention. It’s the long-awaited assault-weapons ban, introduced last week by three Seattle Democrats.

Responding to the Newtown school massacre, the bill would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons that use detachable ammunition magazines. Clips that contain more than 10 rounds would be illegal.

But then, with respect to the thousands of weapons like that already owned by Washington residents, the bill says this:

“In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall … safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.”

In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.

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16 Responses to Washington State Gun Control Proposal Sneaks Around Confiscation

  1. notamobster says:

    The article was written by a liberal. He quotes liberals in the article. They both now understand why Americans fear government overreach. That this language, mistake or not, ever saw the legislative light of day should scare the begeezes out of everyone.

    They are coming for them in earnest now. This is the time to make your stand in the arena of public opinion. Get on the horn to your elected officials. Email them. Call them. Make your voice heard, before the chance is gone and only one recourse remains.

  2. Greg B says:

    This will not end well.

    • notamobster says:

      I get more & more worried that you’re right, with each passing day. The storm of liberal retardedness just keeps growing & growing. It’s popping up everywhere.

      Sure, most of it will not pass (except in places like NY & Commiefornia – sorry), but the fact that they are emboldened enough to attempt these things is disconcerting, to say the least.

      We are living in dangerous, interesting, and scary times. These people are closer than ever to stepping on a rattlesnake, and the worst part is that they don’t, nay can’t, even see the danger.

      • Greg B says:

        Rattlesnake is an apt analogy.
        These people HAVE to hear the warnings, but they just don’t care.
        Again, when the voices of warning go silent, it’s already too late, and the bite is on the way.

  3. Uke says:

    [outrage already at maximum]
    [cannot increase outrage levels further]
    [contact administrator for assistance]

  4. TN-Cat says:

    The people in states on the coasts and a few in between will continue voting these anti American representatives in office.
    When the dollar collapses and States intsitute their own exchanges, the coasts will be quite isolated at that point. It will be ugly. They have the people but little else. It is at that point I see this country fracturing into three or four commerce centric regions. Still married but seperated.

    • Locke n Load says:

      I already suggested that “modest proposal”. It ends, most likely, in very difficult scenarios.
      Demand your governor not sign these bills. Then demand Nullification of every federal intrusion.
      We have to build a coalition of like minded state legislatures.
      Its coming. Lets get those ducks in a row and do this PEACEFULLY

  5. trebor snoyl says:

    I have it on good authority that this bill and similar ones have about as much chance of passing as the survival of a pretzel at a German picnic.

    • Locke n Load says:

      of course they do.
      they’re looking for a ‘compromise’ solution. Say, registration.
      These people push the extremes so they can make the absurd look reasonable.
      Will the people of Washington state or NoDak accept it?
      Will they fall for the ruse?

  6. notamobster says:

    The chances of passing are not what frightens me. The fact that dirtbag liberals feel comfortable talking about them in public, does.

    You live in Wa, don’t you? If I were thinking of working in Seattle but wanted to live in a small town (1-6k people) within a 1 hr drive of Seattle, where would your recommend? I don’t want some suburban community crap. I wanna be in the sticks, in a small town, with small town, conservative values.

  7. tahDeetz says:


    Class 3 weapons are already subject to periodic ATF inspections, which I find utterly detestable and wrong.


  8. notamobster says:

    So are FFL holders. They signed up for the BATFE colorectal exams, I didn’t.

  9. Roy Ryder says:

    The specific statements regarding the “inspections” was written by staffers and not the actual sponsoring representatives, who have admitted to not actually reading the legislation they have sponsored. In other words, they let their hippie staffers write the bills and assumed that they had reigned in their rabid leftiness. Bad choice.