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Tag Archives: Secure Firearms Ownership

After decades of inaction, U.S. Senate passes modest bipartisan gun safety package

Excerpt: "This bipartisan legislation will help protect Americans. Kids in schools and communities will be safer because of it. The House of Representatives should promptly vote on this bipartisan bill and send it to my desk," said President Joe Biden.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bipartisan group of U.S. Senators announces deal to advance modest gun safety package

Excerpt: Considering that the Senate has done pretty much nothing to protect Americans from the scourge of gun violence for decades, this is indeed a breakthrough. It is far from enough, but it is a start... and we have to start somewhere.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Patty Murray urges Republicans to stop blocking gun safety bills in the U.S. Senate

Excerpt: Washington State has shown what can be accomplished even in the face of strident opposition from the gun lobby, but Congress has not, because Senate Republicans have sadly blocked any and all progress to date.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Most Washington voters strongly support a ban on military-style assault weapons

Excerpt: A majority of likely 2022 voters in Washington State support a ban on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle, with over fifty percent expressing strong support, NPI's most recent statewide survey has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offers new legislation to prevent gun violence

Excerpt: While the U.S. Senate once more strives to come up with a watered down gun safety bill, the government of Canada is preparing decisive action to cap gun culture and get military-style assault weapons out of Canadians’ hands.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Republicans lament slaughter of kids and teachers in Uvalde, but make it clear they’ll do nothing to stop it from happening again

Excerpt: Republicans cannot go against the NRA and the groups aligned with it, not even after the slaughter of schoolchildren and their teachers in a Republican-run state.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Fifteen slaughtered in Uvalde, Texas by gunman who targeted elementary school

Excerpt: The shooting is the country's deadliest so far this year, and horrifically similar to a shooting from almost ten years ago, in which a gunman attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Two NPI priority bills get concurrence and head to Governor Jay Inslee for signature

Excerpt: Senate Bill 5228 (providing flexible new revenue authority to Sound Transit) and House Bill 1630 (prohibiting the carrying of weapons at local government meetings and election sites) have completed their journey through the legislative process.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate passes two critically important gun safety bills in evening session

Excerpt: A pair of extremely important, much needed gun safety bills previously approved by the House of Representatives each received constitutional majorities in the Washington State Senate on March 1st, 2022 and are one step closer to becoming laws.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ban on high-capacity gun magazines very popular with Washingtonians, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 60% of 700 likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for NPI from February 17th-18th expressed support for reducing the scope of gun violence in our state by banning the sale of high-capacity magazines.
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Joe Biden’s primetime address adeptly sought to relink U.S. to the idea of E Pluribus Unum

Excerpt: America's forty-sixth president is commendably seeking to restore faith in government, showing that the people of the United States can enable each other to realize their hopes and dreams.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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*This* is what leadership looks like: New Zealand is banning military-grade guns

Excerpt: It's truly refreshing to see a country's leadership take swift and decisive action to improve gun safety laws in the aftermath of a horrific mass shooting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Don’t expect right wing media to apologize for deceptively declaring I‑1639 to be dead

Excerpt: Last week, right wing blogs and media outlets credited the NRA with a big victory when a judge blocked the Alliance for Gun Responsibility's I-1639 from the ballot. Now that the Supreme Court has reversed that judge's decision, though, no mea culpas appear to be forthcoming.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Victory! Washington State House passes bill to ban bump fire stocks (trigger modifiers)

Excerpt: Legislation to ban bump stocks, also known as trigger modification devices, took another step towards landing on Governor Jay Inslee's desk today when the Washington State House voted decisively to pass ESB 5992.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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