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    Dear Alaskans,

    My name is Kevin and I lobby for second amendment rights in Washington State. Earlier this year I got a bill introduced for both lowering our age for a CPL to 18, and also expanding reciprocity toaccept licences frommore states. It didn't go anywhere but we did our groundwork and have a good chance of getting it heard next year.

    I'm hoping to get a little interstate cooperation going to helpmake this happen, sincecitizens ofAlaska and other states will benefit from being able to carry here. If you'd like to pitch in, I can use letters of support for the idea from Alaska citizens, addressed to Washington legislators. The letters should go somethinglike:

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    Dear Washington Legislators,

    Alaska has welcomed CPL holders from Washington for a very long time, but Washington does not allow us to protect our lives while visiting your state. Not only does this directly affect our safety while visiting, it doesn't go a long ways toward making us feel like welcome neighbors either.

    Since a bill toresolve this problem is being presented to your legislature, we'd be very grateful if you would allquit being a bunch ofjerks and fix this already. Thanks for your time.

    Name, City, Email

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    By the way, I'm also going to be using the same tactic here in Washingtonto helpget Oregon to establish some reciprocity too, and hopefully get reciprocity expansion moving through the region. (And after that, maybe Constitutional Carry.)

    I've attached the bill here. The more letters of support I get emailed to me, the better my chances of making it happen.

    Sincerely,

    Kevin Schmadeka

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    The bill doesn't seem to have attached, here it is.

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    Sir,

    I've already made a reasonable attempt and investigated the reasons why Alaska's CCW is not reciprocal in Washington state. The reason is not the age limit, but for reasons of Alaska does not perform a mental health background check on individuals before a CCW is granted.

    Alaska's CCW permit process will unlikely change, as such a background check would infringe on the privacy and security of Alaskans.

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    Alaska Department of Public Safety, responsible for reciprocal agreements.
    State of Washington Department of Licensing
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    This bill eliminates ALL those restrictions and makes Washington a blanket shall-accept state.

    So come on guys, how about those letters? The House Judiciary chair in our state is talking to exactly one person about a gun bill hearing next year, and that's me. There is a chance of this happening, but I have to be able to show support for the idea, sosend me something to work with!

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    kschmadeka wrote:
    This bill eliminates ALL those restrictions and makes Washington a blanket shall-accept state.

    So come on guys, how about those letters?¬* The House Judiciary chair in our state is talking to exactly one person about a gun bill hearing next year, and that's me.¬* There is a chance of this happening, but I have to be able to show support for the idea, so¬*send me something to work with!
    If you want letters from the rest of the country I would recommend cross-posting this in other state areas with very simple instructions about who to contact and a template letter. Good luck!

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    theqbn wrote:
    If you want letters from the rest of the country I would recommend cross-posting this in other state areas with very simple instructions about who to contact and a template letter. Good luck!
    I plan to post this in other states that will gain the right to carry here too, that should include most or all of those that issue to people under 18 or have other restrictions that currently make them ineligible. I'd like to see this idea catch on, I think interstate cooperation could go a long way toward expanding carry rights.

    It's off to a slow start though, not one letter yet from Alaska, which really stands to benefit.

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    kschmadeka wrote:
    It's off to a slow start though, not one letter yet from Alaska, which really stands to benefit.
    I don't feel like writing a letter since I'm moving to Pittsburgh, PA.
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    insane.kangaroo wrote:
    I don't feel like writing a letter since I'm moving to Pittsburgh, PA.
    Good news then, this bill will also add Pennsylvania to the states Washington recognizes.

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