LETTER: More than 10 rounds

Do you have a right to self defense?

Our representatives voted to infringe on that right.

House Bill 1164 prohibits the sale, attempted sale, manufacture and distribution of high-capacity magazines.

If you already own one, don’t worry, you’re grandfathered in.

Of course that ownership dies with you.

Exempt are corrections officers, military members, licensed firearms dealers and gunsmiths, persons engaged in sport shooting, and law enforcement officers.

Let me ask you this: Exactly what self-defense situation could a law enforcement officer find themselves in that you could not?

If that LEO needs more than 10 rounds of ammunition, why won’t you?

Article 1, Section 24 of our state constitution says in part, “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired …”

The purpose of this bill is to impair our ability to fire more than 10 rounds.

However, more than 10 rounds is sometimes a necessity in a self-defense scenario, or why would law enforcement have switched from revolvers to semi-auto handguns?

This bill is in violation of the constitution our representatives swore an oath to uphold, and their yes vote should lead to their impeachment.

Mark A. White

Port Angeles