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WA:First round of I-594 signatures delivered, but many question collection methods
Poulsbo Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 October, 2013 | Samuel CadlePoulsbo Gun Rights Examiner

Posted on 10/07/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT by marktwain

Olympia, Wash - The new gun control group, Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) has delivered the first batch of signatures to Olympia on October 4th, 2013. While the number of signatures being delivered were not released, Washington State required 246,372 signatures for a measure to be put on the ballot. The group has until January 3rd 2014 to gather signatures. If the signatures are gathered by that time there are three different things that can happen with the initiative. It can go to the legislature for a vote, and if passed become law. The legislature can opt not to vote on the measure and it will become a ballot measure in 2014, or they can amend it, and offer a different bill to run concurrently with the citizens initiative.

The state house and senate already voted on and failed to pass a background check bill early this year, but the initiative contains some different language than the original bill. It would require law enforcement or concealed pistol license holders to also undergo a background check when purchasing a firearm from a private party.

Many in the firearms communities are questioning the tactics used by the paid signature gatherers though. Posts at all of the major forums, including WaGuns.org are telling a story of deception and dishonesty to get people to sign. One user, lamrith, posted that "you sign 591 on top, then he prompts you to sign the second page as well for the other initiative... Most people will expect they are both to protect rights, as that is what he is saying when he calls you over... Very misleading."


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: antirights; banglist; petition; wa
Having someone sign a petition they agree with, then having them sign a petition that they do not agree with, on the premise that it is part of the first, seems highly unethical.

All the petitioner gatherers boss has to do is throw away the half he disagrees with.

1 posted on 10/07/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Probably figure they are Californicate refugee transplants and they will sign anything. Pity the poor original (pre 1960 >) citizens of Washington and Oregon that have had their states turned into bathrooms for Californicate.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 7:04:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (When His Arrogance talks out of his a$$, Harry Reid's lips move.)
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To: marktwain

Did Adolph Hitler and Mickey Mouse sign the petition again?


3 posted on 10/07/2013 8:57:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: marktwain

I haven’t seen any of these yet. Anybody know where they’ve been collecting signatures? I’d like to drop by and make myself unpopular.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 10:12:10 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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