Washington: House Committee Hearing Bill to Bankrupt Firearm Industry

Gun Rights

On March 14th, at 10:30AM, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing for Senate Bill 5078, to allow anti-gun zealots to bankrupt the firearm industry with frivolous lawsuits. An executive session and vote will follow on March 17thNRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to oppose SB 5078 by noting their position for the legislative record and with in-person, remote, or written testimony. Click here for more information on how to participate.

Please also contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 5078.

Senate Bill 5078 aims to undermine the PLCAA and subject licensed firearm manufacturers and sellers to frivolous lawsuits brought to recover damages for the criminal misuse of their products. Protecting the firearms industry, like other lawful industries, is necessary because our legal system generally does not punish anyone for the criminal actions of others. This bill simply seeks to sue the firearms industry out of existence in the state of Washington. The firearms industry supplies thousands of jobs in Washington and the excise tax on the sale and purchase of firearms, ammunition, and accessories produces millions of dollars for conservation in our state from Pittman-Robertson funds. This bill will eliminate thousands of jobs and deprive the state of millions of dollars annually. Without the firearms industry, Washingtonians will not have access to firearms and ammunition and the fundamental right to keep and bear arms.

You Might Like

SB 5078 is already scheduled for a work session on March 17th, where the Committee is expected to vote on the bill, so your immediate action and engagement in the public hearing is critical.

Again, please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 5078.

You Might Like

Articles You May Like

Missouri: Public Transit Self-Defense Bill Eligible for House Floor
Nashville school shooting rekindles gun reform debate
Maxwell Frost Slams Republican ‘Cowards’ Who Won’t Back Gun Control in Fiery Floor Speech: ‘Not Giving a Damn’
The Largest Source of Stolen Guns? Parked Cars.
Epic Online Open Forum in 150 Languages Will Take Place on April 22, 2023 “Global Crisis. There is a Way Out.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *