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WA Dems Sponsor Bill Allowing Police To Search Gunowners’ Homes

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February 19, 2013

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In a mistake that probably wasn’t a mistake, a Washington state bill sponsored by liberal Democrats contained a little-noticed provision that would have called for the police to have the right to search private citizens’ home once per year if they own certain types of guns. According to Senate Bill 5737:

In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall … safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.

In other words, kiss the Fourth Amendment goodbye. Liberal lawmakers behind the bill claim they have no knowledge of the provision – which, of course, begs the question as to how the provision got into the bill in the first place. “I have to admit it shouldn’t be in there,” said Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle). “I made a mistake,” said Sen. Adam Kline (D-Seattle). “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”

by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Thank you, I'll check it out when I get home.

Quoting Peanutx3:

They have since removed the part where it talks about the sheriff searching the homes of gun owners.  but here is the bill:  here if I remember correctly it is in section 2 subsection 5.

Quoting LauraKW:

There is text missing from the bill. Can you please post the section between "person possessing shall..." and "safely and securely store the weapon"? The devil is often in the details. Thank you.


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krise
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:22 PM

the hell with that.

Peanutx3
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM
You're welcome. I'm glad it was removed.

Quoting LauraKW:

Thank you, I'll check it out when I get home.



Quoting Peanutx3:

They have since removed the part where it talks about the sheriff searching the homes of gun owners.  but here is the bill:  here if I remember correctly it is in section 2 subsection 5.

Quoting LauraKW:

There is text missing from the bill. Can you please post the section between "person possessing shall..." and "safely and securely store the weapon"? The devil is often in the details. Thank you.


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JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM
Waste of time. It would never withstand constitutional scrutiny. Citizens do not give up their right to privacy simply because of things they own.
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Billiejeens
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:51 PM

 

Being taxed on something that you don't buy could never be law either right?

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

Waste of time. It would never withstand constitutional scrutiny. Citizens do not give up their right to privacy simply because of things they own.


 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:53 PM
On the contrary. According to the SCOTUS it can. There are few restriction on congress' ability to levy taxes, unfortunately.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 


Being taxed on something that you don't buy could never be law either right?


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

Waste of time. It would never withstand constitutional scrutiny. Citizens do not give up their right to privacy simply because of things they own.



 

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x_Starr_x
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:53 PM
1 mom liked this
hello socialism
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Billiejeens
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:59 PM

 Thanks for proving my point!


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

On the contrary. According to the SCOTUS it can. There are few restriction on congress' ability to levy taxes, unfortunately.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 


Being taxed on something that you don't buy could never be law either right?


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

Waste of time. It would never withstand constitutional scrutiny. Citizens do not give up their right to privacy simply because of things they own.

 


 


 

Billiejeens
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

 

and Fascism

Quoting x_Starr_x:

hello socialism


 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:01 PM
In what way did I prove your point? One deals with the ability of congress to levy taxes, the other deals with search and seizure laws. These are very different principles.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Thanks for proving my point!




Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

On the contrary. According to the SCOTUS it can. There are few restriction on congress' ability to levy taxes, unfortunately.


Quoting Billiejeens:


 



Being taxed on something that you don't buy could never be law either right?



Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

Waste of time. It would never withstand constitutional scrutiny. Citizens do not give up their right to privacy simply because of things they own.


 



 




 

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