WACOPS Formal I-591 Endorsement Issued, I-594 Opposition Declared

Following presentations from both proponents and opponents of Initiatives 591 and 594, the Washington Association Of Police and Sheriffs (Washingtons largest law enforcement organization) announced their support of I-591 and opposition to I-594 with a formal statement. WACOPS  declared support of I-591 noting that it protects background check uniformity, allows the background check debate to continue on the federal level and allows WA state standards to change  if, or when, federal standards change. At the same time WACOPS noted the …

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National Rifle Association I-594 Talking Points

National Rifle Association of America Institute for Legislative Action 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 625 Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 446-2455. ■ brianjudy26@aol.com State & Local Affairs Division Brian Judy, Washington State Liaison VOTE NO on INITIATIVE-594! NOT “Universal Background Checks” because criminals would ignore! REALLY “Universal Handgun Registration” because ALL law-abiding handgun owners would be registered!  Initiative 594 would NOT PREVENT CRIMINALS FROM OBTAINING FIREARMS. It would create a HUGE REGULATORY SCHEME that would disproportionately burden law-abiding firearm sellers and purchasers. …

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Fight Initiative 594! Donate Now!

USE ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION!! The time to fight Initiative 594 is now. I-594 is an underhanded gun registration and gun owner entrapment scheme on the ballot this fall masquerading as a “Background Check” initiative. If passed, I-594 will jeopardize firearms safety training and end gun shows as we know them. The Board and Elected Officers of the Washington Arms Collectors want you to know the threat I-594 presents and how you can help us win this critical battle against the …

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WACOPS supports 591, opposes 594

The Washington Arms Collectors, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and other members of the Protect our Gun Rights coalition today announced the reported important support of a key law enforcement organization for Initiative 591, . The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) announced it will back I-591 and oppose Initiative 594. With more than 4,500 members across Washington State, WACOPS is the state’s oldest and most influential law enforcement organization representing rank-and-file police …

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About that Gun Violence Epidemic, Part Deux

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” – attributed to Joseph Goebbels In a sort of part deux follow-up to his unfortunate remarks following the Seattle Pacific University shooting,  on Wednesday (June 25, 2014) Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called a special meeting of the Seattle City Council Council as a bully pulpit to waive a bloody shirt in hopes of driving through gun control and other left-liberal measures in …

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Just how many kick-off’s does a gun control group need?

Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman asks in his article on May 15 Just How Many Kick-off’s does a gun control group need? – citing several kick-off’s thrown by the anti-gun Seattle liberal elitists and I-594 promoters populating “Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility” over the last year or so. Workman raises a good point – just how many times can a group or campaign be “kicked off” before its fair to point at their events and begin using phrases like …

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Emergency Notice – Olympia – January 28 & 29

In a critical announcement, the Gun Owners Action League of Washington has shared that gun control Initiative 594 will be the subject of hearings in Olympia on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Be sure to break January 28 and 29 free to attend these hearings and testify – both numbers and quality testimony at these hearings are crucial to protecting gun rights in Washington. “Public hearings will be conducted on Initiatives 591 (pro-gun) and 594 (anti-gun) on 28 January …

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Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association joins pro-591 coalition

The Washington Arms Collectors welcome the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association (WSLEFIA) to the Protect Our Gun Rights coalition supporting passage of Initiative 591. After a presentation by WAC Director Bill Burris at the July 16th meeting of the group, attendees voted unanimously to join the coalition. A formal announcement will be forthcoming. “I’m pleased that Director Burris took the initiative to meet with the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association on critical gun rights issues. That …

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