The gun grabbers in Washington State never quit.
Voters in progressive Washington State approved (59.35% voted in favor) I-1639 last month which includes the following new gun control restrictions:
- Raising the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21
- Adding background checks
- Increasing waiting periods
- Enacting storage requirements
Read the details about the voter-approved initiative here.
Now the Alliance for Gun Responsibility is going after more of Washingtonians’ Second Amendment rights.
MyNorthwest.com reports that this organization wants to expand Extreme Risk Protection Orders, to include “hate-based threats,” to limit open carry firearms in crowded public events, parks, and libraries, and to restrict access to high-capacity magazines.
From their report:
“Washingtonians did their part at the ballot, now it is time for our legislators to do their part,” said Renee Hopkins, CEO of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, in a news release. “Our statewide coalition — including community leaders, survivors, advocates, public health experts and law enforcement — created the most robust agenda we have ever put forward.
Hopkins promised that “each and every policy will save lives in our state,” and that the group is “looking forward to working with our gun responsibility majority in Olympia to ensure our lawmakers pass the kind of laws Washington families and communities want in place.”
While I-1639 faces a court challenge from the 2nd Amendment Foundation and the NRA, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility will bring its own fight to the state Legislature, hoping to continue its momentum from the November election.”
I have several questions:
- Who gets to define “hate-based” threats?
- Since when do criminals open carry?
- Have these people never heard of “jungle-style?”
- What supportive data does Hopkins have for her to “promise” that these new policies will save lives?
- Can Hopkins promise that criminals will comply with these new restrictions?
I’m so glad I moved out of Washington State.