SB 5444 - BAD Bill

Bill Title: Concerning firearm sensitive places.

Committee: Law and Justice
Companion Bill: None

Bill Summary:

  • AN ACT Relating to firearm sensitive places; and reenacting and amending RCW 9.41.300.

What the Bill says:

  • It will add a whole host of restricted locations to the areas where carrying a firearm is banned such as zoos and parks. It requires a sign be posted informing the public of the “gun free” zone status.

Our Summary Opinion:

  • It is putting more people at risk of violent shootings since we know that criminals do not care what the laws are other than to ensure that they can get the upper hand while breaking them. A person will not be safely armed even with a concealed carry permit while camping in this state leaving them vulnerable to both crimes committed against them by strangers and attacks by animals. Criminals will be informed that they can commit violent crimes without fear of their own lives with the gun free zone posting.
Status: The senate had a hearing on January 15th and executive session is scheduled for the 18th in Law and Justice. 

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