News Oly Inaction
posted by February 20 at 13:59 PMon
I know gun control isn’t a winning issue for Democrats vs. Republicans. But the State House Democratic leaderships’ knee-jerk impulse to shy away from any gun control bills is getting embarrassing…and dangerous.
This bill (which died in the State House yesterday because, despite making it out of committee to the floor, it never got brought up for a full vote) would have simply closed a loophole in state law so that people who have been involuntarily committed under our state’s preliminary 14-day commitment process cannot get firearms.
Seattle Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-43, Capitol Hill) and Seattle-area Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45, Seattle Eastside Suburbs) were co-sponsors on the failed bill.
Memo to the House of Chopp: The precious “One Washington” coalitionóthe House Democrats’ slogan for prioritizing issues that are of concern to both sides of the mountainówon’t collapse if we prevent people with serious mental problems from getting guns. Just saying.
Thanks for the tip, MM.