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Firearm fanatics remind us that they believe guns should have more rights than people

For firearm fanat­ics, those “unalien­able Rights” of peo­ple are a sec­ondary con­cern. More impor­tant to them than lives, lib­er­ty, or the pur­suit of hap­pi­ness is the man­u­fac­ture, sale, import, and avail­abil­i­ty of guns. It’s as if the guns are alive. The con­cern these firearm fanat­ics have for guns is real­ly something. 

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VICTORY! Washington State House votes to ban military style assault weapons

“The House today put pub­lic safe­ty above the inter­est of the gun lob­by,” Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bob Fer­gu­son said. “The dev­as­ta­tion of mass shoot­ings extends far beyond the casu­al­ties and injuries. Mass shoot­ings trau­ma­tize entire com­mu­ni­ties. We must stop sell­ing these weapons of war in Washington.”

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Firearm Industry Responsibility/Gun Violence Victims’ Access to Justice Act clears Senate

“This leg­is­la­tion pro­vides account­abil­i­ty for a gun indus­try that has too often failed to take nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions to pre­vent guns from get­ting into the wrong hands,” Gov­er­nor Inslee said. “Indus­try neg­li­gence costs lives — this bill lets the indus­try know we won’t abide this sta­tus quo any longer.”

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NPI urges Legislature to enact a ban on military style assault weapons with HB 1240

Read NPI founder Andrew Vil­leneu­ve’s writ­ten tes­ti­mo­ny in sup­port of House Bill 1240, which would pro­hib­it the man­u­fac­ture, impor­ta­tion, dis­tri­b­u­tion, sale, or offer for sale of any assault weapon, sub­ject to var­i­ous excep­tions for licensed firearm man­u­fac­tur­ers and deal­ers, and for indi­vid­u­als who inher­it an assault weapon.