New Washington state bill authorizes police to search assault weapon owners’ homes

If you were already worried about losing your Second Amendment rights, add the Fourth Amendment to your list of worries

Democratic legislators in Washington state introduced a new bill last week that allows police to search the homes of assault weapon owners.

Three Seattle Democrats proposed the bill banning assault weapons in the state last week, but the bill doesn’t just ban semi-automatic weapons. It also gives sheriffs permission to inspect assault weapons owners’ homes — without a warrant.

The bill reads:

“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.”

But even liberals think the lawmakers went too far with the house search provision and the bill’s sponsors are now backtracking on the it.

State Sen. Adam Kline (D-Seattle) admitted that he was unaware the bill included the provision until after he signed off on it.

“I made a mistake,” Kline told the Seattle Times. “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”

The main sponsor, State Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle) also condemned the search provision in his own bill.

“I have to admit that shouldn’t be in there,” Murray said the Seattle Times.

He said he never thought the bill would actually pass, and therefore added the provision as more of “a general statement, as a guiding light of where we need to go.”

A new version of the bill will be introduced, according to a State Senate Democratic spokesperson. Good thing, because it just so happens that this “guiding light” is unconstitutional.

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  1. Dylan says:

    THIS IS HOW CLOSE WE ARE TO NAZI GERMANY AMERICA! WAKE UP AMERICA!

  2. chris says:

    Wow, they move fast when it doesn’t fit the agenda. A new bill has already been approved and added to the washington government website. Unreal. I wish the US government could come up with a budget that fast!

  3. Jared Harmon says:

    I will love to speak my mind right now! Why is the lower level government taking this crap from the Federal Government? Seriously!! We need to fight back people!

  4. Al says:

    America is done like dinner. The treason and deception run deeper than anyone can begin to imagine in this nation. To paraphrase what Thomas Jefferson knew all too well, “If the private bankers get control of the American currency (the federal reserve), first the banks, then the corporations seeded with their money, and ultimately the politicians, all will be borne on money sympathetic to their cause – a cause adverse to the prosperity and freedom of the American people.”
    Christ only took to violence one time – against money changers (bankers). The real war in this nation, the murders of our presidents, the new world order – all originated with the international banksters. For your perusal.

  5. Shawn Boyd says:

    Who elected these people? Obviously people who don’t read history books about the Nazi Party in the thirties brainwashing millions of Germans. Gun registration of lawfully purchased weapons, unlawful search and seizure without a warrant, and confiscation of self defense tools. People should take a closer look at China, and N. Korea to see that people who spread these ideas are not concerned about protecting you, it’s to protect and expand the power their power. Wake the hell up so-called Democrats!

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