kschmadeka wrote:Or perhaps he realizes that if this passes, the number of states that currently accept our WA CPL will drop dramatically.It's here!!!!!!! This just in from Joe Waldron, writer ofthe GOAL Post:
"HB 3082, a bill that would lower from 21 to 18 the age at which an application for a concealed pistol license could be applied and issued. The bill was filed by Representative Brendan Williams (D-22), a legislator heretofore known for filing anti-gun bills (e.g. HB 2264, HB 2477). While the language of the bill is straightforward, at this point I can only assume this is a case of election year politicking. Until proven otherwise (and simply filing a bill is not proof), I question the motive behind the bill."
The bill is here: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summ...&year=2009 And they did mine and Poosharker'sversion one better by also changing the reciprocity law to accept licenses from states that issue to 18 year olds! Hello, Texas! (andeleven other states)
I have a theory asto why this happened. I'm not going to announce it at the moment but I think Brendan Williams is maybea little ticked off at Ceasefire (and I have reason to think so.) The important thing right now is thank Brendan and cosponsor Dave Upthegrove, and start hammering the House Judiciary for a hearing!
Rep.Brendan Williams (360) 786-7940 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Dave Upthegrove (360) 786-7868 email@example.com
Jamie Pedersen (House Judiciary Chair) (360) 786-7826 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Also of interest, I found this map of states that already issue CPL's to 18 year olds, and a couple to 16 year olds. http://dustinsgunblog.blogspot.com/2...eal-carry.html
Don't take that wrong, I totally agree with lowering the age to 18, I just worrk about the consequences. I may have to get that Utah permit afterall.