Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense (MDA) in America hit the capitol in Washington State last week to try and persuade the legislators to see things their way. They brought stacks of signed petitions from their members to hand over to our lawmakers.
There were moms begging the legislators not to loosen up on I-594. In fact, on the agenda was pressuring our lawmakers to pass bills that require all firearms to be locked up in the home. Are they going to tell us to lock up our kitchen knives? What about the kids’ baseball bats? I’ll have to build a huge shed just to store all of the rocks that we’ll have to lock up here. That’s the insanity of it. Where does it stop? It goes on with wanting stricter penalties for parents whose children find and fire their guns. You’ll want to watch for this one, it’s HB 1747. There is also a companion measure, SB 5789.
Well with the MDA, of course, it won’t stop there. Oh no. Instead, they are also asking to that Washington allow the so called “turn in your neighbor bill” currently a law in California. Meaning that if your family or friends claims you are crazy, they can ask the court to come and “temporarily” take your firearms away.
We need to match and exceed their numbers when it comes to contacting our legislators. We can’t let their voice be the only ones heard, because they don’t speak for us! It’s time to stand up, Women, and let OUR voice be heard!
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