Buck adds amendment to protect gun rights


(Olympia, WA - 3-20-03) -- 24th District Representative Jim Buck dropped an amendment to an anti-terrorism bill so it could pass before a legislative deadline last night.

Buck had added an amendment to the bill excluding firearms from the list of weapons of mass destruction in the legislation.

His move came after a Tacoma lawmaker earlier added an amendment putting guns as a mass destruction weapon. The amendment battle created an impasse on the bill.

Both amendment sponsors dropped their proposals. The bill passed creating six new terrorism-related crimes. They include possession of a weapon of mass destruction, making terrorist threats, and providing material support to terrorists.


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