Skip to comments.NRA wins Washington case, stops gun control initiative from going to ballot
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.
Weve gone back and looked at initiatives that have been submitted before weve never seen one with this format, Wyman previously told KTTH Radios Todd Herman. They literally included word-for-word everything they submitted when they first turned in their initiative. All the words are there, but its the way and the manner in which they presented them that is different Its 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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This is a huge win for gun owners in Washington State
Thanks NRA and SAF!
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They came through this time.
Good job NRA. Now if that crap I-594 could be somehow erased, some freedoms might be restored.
YES! This truly is huge, thank you NRA and SAF!
There is no way the general public should have any say in your and my gun rights.
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.
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.
This is excellent. Looks like Oregon, however, will be stuck with theirs.
One thing Ive learned about the left can be summed up in the old saying, rust never sleeps. Theyll be back....
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.
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.
Thanks for the ping!
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