A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The 2nd Amendment is a primary issue for Conservative Ladies of Washington. We believe in protecting our right to keep and bear arms and we are committed to educating women on firearm use and safety.
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Do you have a firearm? Do you want to keep it?
We have an incredible freedom in this country like no other in the world. The Declaration of Independence states, “… all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” One way we are allowed to accomplish this is written in the Constitution. The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to “… keep and bear arms.” Do you know why the founding fathers included this? It is so we can maintain a free state and not be infringed upon by a tyrannical government… do you see the irony in our current situation?
2020 was a rough year. The state of many of our cities (and suburbs) has been rocked by the homelessness, crime, the drug epidemic and most of all lawless rioting (not to mention the government restrictions involving COVID). Most of my friends who own guns are conservative, but this year alone I have seen more liberal people I know purchase a gun. Why? Because they feel threatened… I say to them, “Aren’t you glad you have that right?” Estimates of over 21 million firearms were purchased in 2020 (up 73% from 2019) and in just the month of November the FBI states there were 3,626,355 background checks conducted.
How would you feel if that right was taken away? Well, you’d better wake up… because the liberals in our government are about to try and do that.
Read the entire article by Jon Kimball here: Do you own a firearm? Do you want to keep it? – Conservative Ladies of Washington
House Bill 1283 will make it a felony to openly carry a firearm (or any weapon) in a group. Further, this measure contains no exceptions for individuals who are defending themselves at home or on their own property. Not even law enforcement, military, or those carrying firearms in an official capacity are exempted. HB 1283 overreaches in its intent by causing those who are lawfully carrying a concealed firearm to be entrapped by a felony charge if the firearm accidentally becomes visible. HB 1283 throws such a wide net that many law-abiding gun owners could potentially become felons if this measure is passed, and it needs to be stopped!
Please express your OPPOSITION to this bill and send a comment to the committee here: Washington State Legislature – Public Bill Comments