Washington Legislators Pull Controversial ‘Home Gun Search’ Bill After Public Uproar
They claim now the controversial language was a mistake.
Senator Ed Murray and other Washington state legislators are back peddling fast away from controversial Senate Bill 5737 after it was “discovered” the bill contained the following language:
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.
The Seattle Times reports that Seattle trial lawyer Lance Palmer first raised doubts about Senate Bill 5737 to the newspaper, complaining: They always say, ‘We’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.’