Sponsored by Washington State Rep. Dean Takko (D-Longview), a proposed law would have sought to place the burden of recognizing the inherent volume of firearm usage onto those who purchase land and homes near existing ranges.
State Rep. Ed Orcutt, a supporter of the bill, was quoted in The Columbian as saying, “Do I have the right to sue because I can hear the train go by at 3 o’clock in the morning? I made a conscious choice to purchase property there. So it’s up to me to accept the conditions I bought into.”
Despite passing out of committees, Rep. Takko’s office reported that the bill died in the state Senate.