Washington Bill Requires Yearly Inspections Of Gun Owners’ Homes

police stateThe Last Resistance – by Frank Camp

A new bill proposed by the legislature in Olympia, Washington would require lawful gun owners to submit to a yearly home inspection. According to Senate bill 5737, introduced by three Olympia Democrats:

“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.”

One of the Democrats sponsoring the bill, Adam Kline, had not fully read the proposal, despite the bill standing at a meager eight pages. When notified of the home inspection portion, he reacted with some surprise, saying: “I made a mistake…I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”

After being notified of the inspection provision in the bill, the lead sponsor, Ed Murray, said this: “I have to admit that shouldn’t be in there.”

This incident raises several disturbing issues:

1. How is it that an eight page bill got passed through several state Senators without being read, or vetted?

2. If the Senators sponsoring the bill didn’t read it, who wrote it? More importantly, who wrote the specific home inspection provision?

3. By simply existing in writing, this bill sets a new precedent. Allowing involuntary home inspections simply because one owns a firearm? This is not only an attack on the individual in possession of a firearm, but a gut punch to the second amendment.

After being informed of the inappropriate content of the bill, the Senators backing it deflected, saying that it was a mistake.

This home inspection provision–though apparently written by mistake–is patently absurd. That it was issued in ink is a disgrace in itself; let alone the fact that those backing the bill hadn’t read it. It is in times like this that constructive, effective protest can make all the difference. If this bill can be brought to paper, what else is happening right under our noses?


3 thoughts on “Washington Bill Requires Yearly Inspections Of Gun Owners’ Homes

  1. I’m curious. How does a yearly inspection of the firearms in your house have ANYTHING to do with preventing criminals or the wrong people from having guns or protecting schools and children from a crazy, mentally deranged gunman? What does ANY of this have to do with preventing criminals from having guns? I’m clueless. Do the politicians even know what they are debating anymore? Do they even debate at all or are they just paying some anonymous person to write any kind of bill and then saying, “I’ve got something. Let’s all just sign it and pass it. There, all done. Can we get elected again?”. This foreign government is a joke.

  2. This is an illustrative demonstration of the amount of thought and care that is exercised by your representatives. Adam Kline claims he didn’t vet the bill closely enough before signing it. Bullshit! It is only eight pages long, he just didn’t read it because he couldn’t be bothered. He probably feels that they don’t pay him enough to be bothered, let alone to actually care about anything he signs his name to. He is another lying parasite who doesn’t give a flying *&$# about anyone at all and is only interested in his own immediate gains.

    1. Yea I know. 8 little pages and they can’t read it. I can read 8 pages or even skim it in 2 minutes. WTF? One word for these politicians: LAZY! (besides being corrupt)

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