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Re: “Washington passes gun background checks, NRA not amused

Yet another article written by someone that either hasn't actually read I-594 or is intentionally lying (as the entire ad campaign for I-594 did). I-594's scope isn't just "universal background checks for all gun purchases" as media and the 24/7 ads reported.

I-594 criminalizes common responsible "temporary transfers" used often in firearm/hunter safety training, practice, and the centuries old tradition of sharing shooting sports with friends and relatives. If that's "framed properly and without overreach", I hate to think what the author would actually call "overreach".

Examples:

I share shooting sports on a friend's private property with prospective and existing gun owners. Can I "loan" them a firearm to target shoot on that property with me (not an established range)? Hint: I can't. Those "temporary transfers" are illegal under I-594.

I also teach firearm safety in a classroom setting. Can I give them an unloaded "loaner" gun for them to practice safe handling, loading, unloading, and clearing jams (all with dummy rounds called snap-caps)? Hint: Nope. Those "loans" do not fall under any exceptions in I-594.

Can I lend my hunting rifle to my brother for him to sight in and familiarize himself with before we go hunting or can he keep it to clean it for me afterwards? Hint: Nope. Hunting exemption in I-594 only covers "loans" WHILE hunting.

I have a relatively large and highly secure means to store my firearms and therefore have been asked by friends to store theirs in cases of deployments or extended vacations. Surely I can do that under I-594? Hint: No. That is a prohibited "loan" under I-594.

Due to "gun free zones" some of my friends work in/around, I have transported firearms for them so that we can do some proficiency practice at a local range in town (closer to our jobs) during lunch. We are all CPL holders (and therefore had extensive background checks run on us). Can I continue to do this to help them stay proficient? Hint: Nope. It's a prohibited "loan" under I-594 (even between vetted CPL holders).

The second offense at doing any of the above criminal transfers is a FELONY!

I-594 is the definition of "overreach".

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Posted by Trey Brakefield on 11/10/2014 at 6:47 PM

 

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