In a mistake that probably wasn’t a mistake, a Washington state bill sponsored by liberal Democrats contained a little-noticed provision that
would have called for the police to have the right to search private
citizens’ home once per year if they own certain types of guns.
According to Senate Bill 5737:
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.
In other words, kiss the Fourth Amendment goodbye. Liberal lawmakers
behind the bill claim they have no knowledge of the provision – which,
of course, begs the question as to how the provision got into the bill
in the first place. “I have to admit it shouldn’t be in there,” said
Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle). “I made a mistake,” said Sen. Adam Kline
(D-Seattle). “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”
I have no doubt that it will be back. At least now we know about it and can be extra vigilant about it. I have to pay special attention to these types of bills since I have become the owner of a few "assult" weapons.
I know that you don't think that part wrote itself in, they got caught, it will be back, probably nationally.
Well, as a Washington resident I don't mind....as long as they give me 24 hours notice so I can clear out all of my weapons of mass destruction I must be hiding, move my illegal gambling operations and clean out my indoor meth lab. Because, you know, since we own guns we obviously participate in all sorts of illegal activities.