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NRA wins Washington case, stops gun control initiative from going to ballot
mynorthwest.com ^ | Aug. 17, 2018 | MYNORTHWEST STAFF

Posted on 08/17/2018 2:13:14 PM PDT by PROCON

Organizers behind gun control Initiative 1639 did not comply with state signature gathering rules, according to a Thurston County superior court judge who ruled in favor of the NRA Friday. I-1639 will now be removed from the November ballot.

“The National Rifle Association is glad to see the court today recognized how negligent, if not worse, gun control advocates were in their signature-gathering for this ill-advised ballot initiative,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA.

Gun rights advocates protested the manner in which I-1639 collected signatures in Washington state. Secretary of State Kim Wyman even commented that her office has never seen an initiative effort conducted in such a way — with tiny font, and without clear indications of how the initiative would change existing law.

“We’ve gone back and looked at initiatives that have been submitted before – we’ve never seen one with this format,” Wyman previously told KTTH Radio’s Todd Herman. “They literally included word-for-word everything they submitted when they first turned in their initiative. All the words are there, but it’s the way and the manner in which they presented them that is different … It’s the way they are presented that can be confusing to some.”

But Wyman also said that her authority as secretary of state did not extend to denying the initiative — she only ensured that they gathered the required number of signatures. This prompted the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation to file separate lawsuits over I-1639.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; guninitiative; i1639; kimwyman; nra; secondamendment; wa2018; washington
This Bloomberg backed gun control initiative was sold, as usual, for the children, but did nothing except take more rights away from lawful gun owners.

This is a huge win for gun owners in Washington State

Thanks NRA and SAF!

1 posted on 08/17/2018 2:13:14 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON; mylife; Joe Brower; MaxMax; Randy Larsen; waterhill; Envisioning; AZ .44 MAG; umgud; ...

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2 posted on 08/17/2018 2:14:53 PM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: PROCON

Thanks NRA.
They came through this time.


3 posted on 08/17/2018 2:18:01 PM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: PROCON

Good job NRA. Now if that crap I-594 could be somehow erased, some freedoms might be restored.


4 posted on 08/17/2018 2:20:35 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, rescue a pit bull.)
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To: PROCON

YES! This truly is huge, thank you NRA and SAF!


5 posted on 08/17/2018 2:25:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo
I'm stuned! I thought after Kim Wyman ignored the illegalities and allowed it on the ballot it would easily pass in liberal Washington.

There is no way the general public should have any say in your and my gun rights.

6 posted on 08/17/2018 2:28:20 PM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: PROCON


BUMP


7 posted on 08/17/2018 2:34:20 PM PDT by onyx (JOIN 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WIINNING WAYT)
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To: PROCON

Yep, like you I thought it was going to the ballot and my stomach sank, I was pretty sure it would be voted in.

This is fantastic.


8 posted on 08/17/2018 2:42:21 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: PROCON

I think we should start a movement. We shouldn’t use the phrase “gun control” any longer - even though the dems/libs have changed to “gun violence” ...(who could be in favor of gun violence , right??) I say we should start calling them what they are - ANTI SELF DEFENSE. We are PRO SELF DEFENSE. The concept of being able to strip a person of their right to defend themselves is unacceptable.


9 posted on 08/17/2018 2:46:01 PM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: PROCON

This is excellent. Looks like Oregon, however, will be stuck with theirs.


10 posted on 08/17/2018 2:47:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping


11 posted on 08/17/2018 2:58:26 PM PDT by lonevoice (diagonally parked in a parallel universe)
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To: PROCON

One thing I’ve learned about the left can be summed up in the old saying, “rust never sleeps”. They’ll be back....


12 posted on 08/17/2018 3:12:53 PM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

I regularly practice in this court. But, I haven’t read the briefs, so I can’t intelligently comment on the merits of the ruling.

I will say that Judge James Dixon, who made this ruling, has a reputation as a law and order, straight shooting kind of judge.


13 posted on 08/17/2018 3:28:36 PM PDT by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: dainbramaged

Is that the law that requires all firearms transfers to go through a FFL dealer? Totally unenforceable and many sheriffs have said they won’t even try.


14 posted on 08/17/2018 4:57:57 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It's a ridiculous unenforceable law that mandates background checks for private sales and transfers, plus if you bequeath a handgun to an heir the state wants to stick their nose into your business beyond the grave. It's being ignored from what I hear.
There are many articles about it online, this pdf keeps it fairly simple and is from the Thurston County sheriff (Olympia) a few years ago.
https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/sheriff/docs/sheriff-john-snaza-i594-statement.pdf
15 posted on 08/17/2018 6:11:37 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, rescue a pit bull.)
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 08/18/2018 7:26:54 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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