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    Washington: NRA-Supported House Bill to be Heard Tomorrow

    Washington: NRA-Supported House Bill to be Heard Tomorrow

    Please contact the House Judiciary Committee Today!

    Tomorrow, January 25, the state House Judiciary Committee will hear an NRA-supported bill: House Bill 2471 would reform the background check requirements for firearm purchases by CPL holders. HB 2471 will be heard tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building in Olympia.

    House Bill 2471, sponsored by seven state Representatives, would exempt CPL holders, whose licenses were issued on or after July 22, 2011, from having to undergo any sort of background check when purchasing a pistol. Additionally, this bill would require only the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check for CPL holders whose permits were issued prior to July 22, 2011.
    Where did this one come from... first I've heard of it.

    One question.... why the cutoff date of July 22, 2011? What changed with the way CPL's were issued in July?

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    Cool The July 22 date is explained in the bill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Right Wing Wacko View Post
    Where did this one come from... first I've heard of it.

    One question.... why the cutoff date of July 22, 2011? What changed with the way CPL's were issued in July?
    2011 CPL Legislation.
    Federal law generally requires dealers to conduct background checks of all purchasers of
    firearms. There is an exception to this requirement where the purchaser possesses a state permit
    qualified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) as an
    alternative to the point-of-transfer background check ("NICS alternative"). Prior to 2011, a
    Washington CPL did not meet the federal requirements necessary to qualify as a NICS
    alternative.
    Legislation enacted in 2011 (SHB 1923) altered the requirements for the issuance of a concealed
    pistol license. This legislation took effect on July 22, 2011, and as a result of these changes, the
    BATFE has determined that a Washington CPL issued on or after that date is a qualifying state
    permit, or NICS alternative.

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