FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Att: Tacoma City Council (RES38901) – 5/6/14
To: ‘email@example.com’; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’; ‘email@example.com’; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’; ‘email@example.com’; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’; ‘email@example.com’; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’; ‘email@example.com’
We hereby give you notice that your actions taken on 5/6/2014 with RES38901 are unacceptable to the people/patriots of the Great State of Washington, Liberty & Freedom Council, 2nd Enforcers, and the Gun Rights Coalition. We hereby request Tacoma City Council perform an emergency removal of RES38901 as we are prepared to take public and/or legal action against the City of Tacoma, Mayor, and Council Members.
Gun laws do not belong in city council chambers and shall be enacted only by the hand of state legislative action. We shall herein educate the council that liability and the responsibility of transfers are covered under Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Under US Code – Title 18 – Part 1 – Chapter 44 Firearms – Section 922 Unlawful Acts – “(Item A) It shall be unlawful (Item 3) for any person, other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer or licensed collector to transport into or receive in the State where he resides.” A person must file a FFL transfer with a licensed dealer already in which case our laws already perform background checks for licensed sales. Private sales or “gun shows” the transferor/seller may not knowingly transfer a firearm to someone who falls within any of the categories of prohibited persons contained in the Gun Control Act. See US Code – Title 18 §§ 922(g) and (n). So a law abiding citizen will have legal liability in assuring proper transfer; herein within The State of Washington covered by RCW 9.41.080; “No person may deliver a firearm to any person whom he or she has reasonable cause to believe is ineligible under RCW 9.41.040 to possess a firearm. Any person violating this section is guilty of a class C felony, punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.”
In a private transaction that means asking for Washington State ID, asking if the individual is allowed to own firearms, asking to see a concealed license (if of age) having the person fill out a Bill of Sale or the Washington Department of Licensing Pistol Transfer Form. If they say no to any of these requirements, then it becomes a responsibility to you as the seller to say no. If the individual is willing to violate .080, then they already don’t care about the law, or are a felon who can’t own/possess firearm.
You hereby have been advised of this notice and we look forward to your prompt action.