Washington State Announces New Shooting Regulations *retread
Washington State Announces New Shooting Regulations
[AP]—As part of the effort to streamline Washington State firearms legislation and ensure compatibility with Federal Homeland Security provisions, municipal, county, and state lawmakers and law enforcement agencies have adopted stringent new firearms shooting rules statewide.
Previously, shooting was allowed in National Forest, county, BLM, and privately-owned land, within commonsense guidelines. Under new rules, the discharge of a firearm is prohibited in any outdoor area and any above-ground indoor area, effectively relegating public shooting to the basement.
Reasonable proponents of the new regulations claim the revenue lost in firearm and ammunition sales will be more than offset by increased outdoor recreation fees, which are scheduled to triple as of June, 2013.
“I just think this is the best way to prevent terrorism in Washington,” said Nancy P. Plumraker of Monroe, WA. “We don’t need to be ducking bullets from a bunch of AK-wielding weirdoes in the woods.”
Lackadaisical enforcement of previously-existing regulations and the proliferation of informal shooting areas may have played a part in convincing officials to adopt the most stringent regulations proposed by the state’s Firearms and Ammo Regulation Team (F.A.R.T.).
“First, you got to realize many state residents aren’t excited to find end-of-the-road turnouts and gravel quarries full of shot-up televisions and fragments of clay pigeons. Most city folk want to drive to the end of the road, find Bambi next to a waterfall and butterflies dipping in and out of a rainbow,” noted John D. Pickledocker of Bellevue, a prominent shotshell hull collector. “It’s tragic that we’ll be losing the beauty of a trashed outdoor range statewide, but so it goes.”
Other opponents of the new regulations were less understanding. “This is an outrage! How am I supposed to stay in business?” shouted Lee R. Grunter, owner of Crasscade Range and Lounge in a telephone interview. “What—am I supposed to convert my range to spitballs only? Never thought I’d see the day when Washington became more restrictive than California!”
Options do remain for range owners and developers with deep pockets, however. WalMort, for example, recently announced plans to install a 1.5-mile long underground long-rifle range beneath its planned Arlington location.
“Let’s just say this isn’t the end of shooting in Washington,” said WalMort representative Montee R. Grabby in an interview via Skype.
“Seriously, though, the message here is clear if you’re willing to simply disregard everything except the first letter of every paragraph.”
I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.
U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)
I was three paragraphs in before I remembered what day it is.
"Loyalty above all else except honor. " -John Mahoney
"A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have." -Gerald R. Ford
This is indeed Good news for Washington shooters,,, It is exciting news!!!
ALSO,, the new 1000 yard underground range at the Seattle waterfront
will be Open for business,, as soon as Big Bertha is dismantled and removed..
I am Giddy,,, with anticipation!!
EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...
All power is inherent in the people,
it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!
they love our milk and honey, but they preach about some other way of living, when they're running down my country man they're walkin' on the fightin side of me
I did check the date, the listed news date of 2013 and as I was reading the "comments" it looked like they were taken straight out of some newspapers.
The lady in Duvall complained that coyotes were pooping on a walking trail and not picking up after themselves.
The lady in another state complaining that the deer crossing sign was dangerous.
Careful there are people that stupid out there, they vote, and they write letters....
Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)