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Legislative Update — HB 1588–Requiring Universal Background Check for Firearms Transfers

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imagesTWO WEEKS TO GET HB 1588 OUT OF RULES AND VOTED ON–REQUIRING UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK FOR FIREARMS TRANSFERS
Please make these calls, AND urge your networks to make these calls:

Call your state Senator and Representative today to make sure they know you want them to stand with the majority of Washington citizens and pass common-sense gun reforms.

You can reach them by calling the Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000 and telling them you support HB 1588 and SB 5711.

When you are connected to your state legislator’s office, tell them 4 things:

• Your name and where you are from.
• That you are concerned about gun violence and you support common-sense gun reforms.
• That you believe this issue deserves a vote THIS legislative session.
• That you specifically support universal background checks for all gun sales.
If you know that your legislator(s) already supports universal background checks, please ask them if they can reach out to their undecided colleagues and help convince them that this is the right thing to do.
While it is important that we all contact our own legislators, we also need to focus on a few critical legislative districts. If you have friends, family, coworkers, who reside in these districts and support common-sense laws, urge them to contact their representatives
  •   LD 17 (Vancouver, Battle Ground):  Senator Don Benton (R), Representative Monica Stonier (D), Representative Paul Harris (R)   http://1.usa.gov/131OGXc (these links are maps of the districts)
  • LD 24 (Port Angeles, Port Townsend): Senator James Hargrove (D), Representative Kevin Van De Wege (D), Representative Steve Tharinger (D)   http://1.usa.gov/12I1SRe
  • LD 25 (Puyallup): Senator James Hargrove (D), Representative Kevin Van De Wege (D), Representative Steve Tharinger (D)http://1.usa.gov/W1HQiz
  • LD 26 (Gig Harbor, Port Orchard):  Senator Nathan Schlicher (D), Representative Jan Angel (R), Representative Larry Seaquist (D)   http://1.usa.gov/VtAQbK
  • LD 28 (University Place, Lakewood, Dupont)   Senator Mike Carrell (R), Representative Steve O’Ban (R), Representative Tami Green (D) http://1.usa.gov/15soLrh
  • LD 41 (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle, Sammamish) Senator Steve Litzow (R), Representative Marcie Maxwell (D), Representative Judy Clibborn (D)  http://1.usa.gov/Y9DT9I

NOTE: Senator Litzow is one of the sponsors of the Universal Background Check Bill. He needs to be thanked for his sponsorship and reminded that this issue deserves a vote and we are counting on him to deliver.

  • LD 44 (Marysville, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Mill Creek)  Senator Steve Hobbs (D), Representative Hans Dunshee (D), Representative Mike Hope (R)  http://1.usa.gov/Yx2of6

NOTE: Rep. Mike Hope is one of the prime sponsors of the Universal Background Check Bill.  He voted for the bill in committee.  He needs to be thanked for his leadership.

  • LD 45 (Kirkland, Woodinville, Sammamish, Duvall) Senator Andy Hill (R), Representative Roger Goodman (D), Representative Larry Springer (D)  http://1.usa.gov/XmQQda
  • LD 47 (Auburn, Covington) Senator Joe Fain (R), Representative Mark Hargrove (R), Representative Pat Sullivan (D)   http://1.usa.gov/UJzPwW
  •   LD 48 (Medina, Bellevue, Redmond) Senator Rodney Tom (D), Representative Ross Hunter (D), Representative Cyrus Habib (D)http://1.usa.gov/Y9DT9I

NOTE: Senator Tom is one of the sponsors of the Universal Background Check Bill.  He is also the Senate Majority Leader.  He needs to be thanked for his sponsorship and reminded that this issue deserves a vote and we are counting on him to deliver.

Here is a mapping tool that can help you find the districts and identify the members:  http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/
 
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