Initiative 594 is an anti gun measure brought to you by the same people like Bloomberg who doesn’t want you to have a Big Gulp. 594 is gun control, not ‘common sense’ safety measures. It does nothing to stop criminals from illegally buying guns. It does punish legal gun owners who wish to buy handguns or long guns.
Overall violence is down Women are buying and carrying concealed weapons at a skyrocketing rate. Women who own firearms jumped from 13 percent in 2005 to 23 percent in 2011.
Gun ownership is at an all time high.
594 will do nothing to slow violence ,but will instead, punish law abiding citizens. People struggling to make ends meet will be forced to pay more for a weapon to defend themselves and their families. They cannot be gifted or loaned a firearm from family or friends,.
“the intended delivery of a firearm to another person without consideration of payment or promise of payment including, but not limited to, gifts and loans.” Initiative 594.
The 594 initiative will not let you loan your shotgun to your brother in-law to take to the skeet range. You wont be able to give your son older than 18 a rifle for Christmas, unless you want a felony for not going to get a transfer at an FFL gunshop.
The largest law enforcement organization in this state, the Washington Association of Police and Sheriffs, does not support initiative 594. The amount of paperwork the police will have to do will further strain departments across the state. Many police departments are already overworked as it is.
Seattle Police have recently been purported to have passed around an internal memo to ignore home burglaries because they have too few detectives to investigate them. How can the police who are already behind in their duties handle massive amounts of paperwork that 594 would force them to take care of?
Loaning your gun to your friend would be illegal.
Sharing a shotgun with your over 18 son at the gun range would be illegal.
The waiting period would be 10 days instead of the current 5 days.
All firearm transfers are reported to the Department of Licensing.
Most dealers charge 30 to 50 dollars per transfer.
Vote no on 594!
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