I've been pestering my state rep. (Al O'Brien, a fairly gun-friendly democrat) for a couple of years to sponsor legislation protecting employees having firearms in their car. He's been reluctant to, stating to me he'd rather focus on keeping the bad legislation out.
Well, I'm of the opinion that we should put the anti's on the defensive for a change, and I am going to ask him to sponsor the following three pieces of legislation:
...and I'm looking for your help.
Please read them, and if you have any suggestions for improvements (especially if you have legal experience) let me know. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ask your
representatives to sponsor or co-sponsor them this year, regardless of which legislative district you live in. If our legislators see enough interest maybe something positive will happen this legislative session (as opposed to just the "not negative" defensive victories we've been seeing lately). And having a lot of co-sponsors can't hurt!
If you participate in other forums or groups (e.g. Glock Talk) where there's a place to discuss Washington State firearms issues, mention this.
If you have any connections to the more formal firearms rights advocacy organizations, mention these proposals to them. I've asked the NRA-ILA to take a look before and in response got a deafening silence, but maybe they'd listen if a few hundred members spoke up.
Individually we can be ignored, so let's all speak up together!