So as I have shared with some of you in the past, Washington has one of the dumbest laws ever concerning Firearms Suppressors.
In this state, it is legal to OWN a suppressor as it is in any other "free" state, however it is ILLEGAL to actually use the suppressor in any form or action.
Yes, you read that right. I can buy a suppressor, pay a $200 tax stamp, wait 4 to 6 months for the background check and "approval" to have a $1,000 can sitting in my safe that can not be used ANYWHERE in my home state.
Well, thanks to the hands of Brian Blake ( Democrat believe it or not), there is hope.
House Bill 1016, which makes it legal for the legal owner of a suppressor to use said suppressor for training, shooting or hunting, passed both the House (88-4 on the 7th of Feb ) and the Senate ( Yay on the 10th of March ) and has now been refered to the Rules and Means Committee for a Second Reading.
According to the Information Officer, the reading is to verify that the original bill was not modified in either the House or the Senate, which it apparently was not, and if the Rules Committee it is in it's original form, it will come out for a vote as early as April.
So if you folks have a spare second and want to help the good folks of Washington State out, would you mind making a call to Brian's office
(phone: 360-786-7870) or shooting him an e-mail and letting him know the good folks of FTF are behind him and are watching.