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.

Comments

Comments

  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!

Polititainment

George Will to Colbert: Liberals don't want change

Conservative commentator and hapless Chicago Cubs fan George Will swung by "The Colbert Report" Tuesday to plug his new book, "A Nice Little Place on the North Side," but naturally, the conversation didn't stick to baseball.

Clay Aiken: voters 'might wonder' about candidacy

Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken concedes that voters "might wonder" about his candidacy for Congress for a new ad.

Los Angeles GOP #StandingWithSriracha

Forget #StandWithRand -- the GOP is now choosing to #StandWithSriracha.

WH responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition

Despite the pleas of more than 270,000 Americans to deport Justin Bieber, the White House has chosen not to weigh in on the issue. However, the Obama administration did use a petition calling on the White House to revoke the pop artist's visa to plug President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform.

Secret Service once threatened Mr. Met

Mr. Met sure has a lot of fans in New York. But the larger-than-life mascot definitely doesn't have one in the Secret Service, who threatened to shoot and kill him if he approached President Bill Clinton, according to a firsthand account.

White House

Donald Trump is really upset with the way Obama walks

President Barack Obama just can't seem to do anything right, especially in the eyes of real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Obama misses 67 percent of his shots playing basketball at Easter event

President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting baskets at a White House Easter event Monday, prompting basketball scouts to question the leader of the free world's scoring ability ahead of this June's NBA Draft.

PETA is peeved with Michelle Obama and used little girls to tell her about it

First Lady Michelle Obama has earned the ire of three young girls. But they're not upset with her less-than-filling "Let's Move!" school lunches. Instead, these youngins are upset about the real eggs used in the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Jay Carney: “Never been a more transparent administration”

Despite consistent objections by journalists that the White House overly restricts press access, Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that there has "never been a more transparent administration."

Jay Carney: Toughest interview for Obama in 2012 was with Jon Stewart

Give comedian Jon Stewart a gold star sticker. The host of The Daily Show was President Barack Obama's toughest interviewer during the 2012 election cycle, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

Congress

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman having surgery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital.

Republicans are winning the Twitters this year

Congrats, Congressional Republicans -- you're winning the Twitters so far in 2014!

Rep Black: GOP budget makes a path to a bright future

Our nation is $17.4 trillion in debt and out of control Washington spending has no end in sight. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that on our current trajectory we will return to $1 trillion annual budget deficits by the year 2022.

Cruz: Impeach Holder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulled no punches when criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, as he called on Congress to impeach the Department of Justice head.

Pelosi: GOP not acting on immigration because of race

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pulled the race card when speaking about Republicans' inaction in passing comprehensive immigration reform and said "race has something to do" with the GOP not bringing such legislation to the House floor.