It’s Official, HB 1016 has Passed

This afternoon Governor Gregoire signed HB 1016, the suppressor bill into law. It passed the senate overwhelmingly as well as the house.

What this means:

  • 90 days from now the end of session this law will go into effect. At that time you will be legally able to discharge any suppressor you legally own under the NFA. You’re good as of July, 23rd.
  • No longer must you go out of state to protect your ears and use a common safety device, we finally won this skirmish here in Washington.

Next on the docket from the people who did more of the leg work is a change to allow SBRs. As that moves forward I will keep you all up to date.

Thank you to everyone who wrote in and contacted their legislators to help make this happen.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron Barnett

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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6 Responses to It’s Official, HB 1016 has Passed

  1. LibertyNews says:

    Awesome news!

  2. Billy N says:

    i have been following this intimately. I am very excited to be able to use something I legally own. Keep us posted on the SBRs. Nice going!

  3. SayUncle » Suppresso says:

    [...] Washington, the governor signed it and it has passed. It’s a good step for gun safety, actually making guns [...]

  4. Ameso says:

    The bill numbers have been assigned for the SBR legislation.

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2098&year=2011

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2099&year=2011

    It is not yet the time to start hounding your reps and senators to support this legislation. If you do live in a district where you are lucky enough to have one of the 23 representatives who are sponsoring this bill, it might be nice to say “Thanks” via an email based on their support. Nothing more.

    No need to take any other action just yet, but it is starting. We are still looking for a number of folks to help us out on this issue. If interested, let us know. We will likely have something for you to do. We already have a number of folks interested.

    Remember, we wish to send one consistent message throughout this compaign. Right now, we just want to say thanks to the folks who are sponsoring the bills.

    Please do not go contacting Ceasfire, the NRA, or any other lobbying group, pro or against. Please let us do it in a planned manner. Just like the suppressor legislation, if you hear something, let us know, and let this pass through the process in its own sweet time.

    Thanks,

    Andy

    • Barron Barnett says:

      I am lucky enough to live in one of those 23 districts.

      Andy, hit the contact me and send me an email. I’m more than happy to help out where I can, the only catch is I’m 6 hours from Olympia.

  5. MD says:

    I don’t have a problem with helping out either.

    MD