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Washington: State’s Largest Law Enforcement Group Opposes Initiative 594

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

As a result of an in-depth debate between the National Rifle Association and the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) has joined the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA) in opposing the 18-page gun control measure, Initiative 594, on the Washington ballot this fall.

This is a serious blow to the anti-gun activists and the billionaires behind this effort who are trying to push their handgun registration scheme disguised as a “universal background check” measure.  Initiative 594 is sponsored and heavily funded to the tune of $2.5 million by wealthy elitists who have created the front group WAGR to push their deceptive and misguided proposal to uninformed voters.

In addition to greatly expanding the government registration database of all law-abiding handgun owners in Washington, I-594 will specifically regulate transfers, not just sales, of ALL firearms.  This means that in virtually all cases, a person merely handing his or her firearm to a family member or a friend cannot do so without brokering the transfer through a gun dealer with the accompanying fees, paperwork, use taxes, and in the case of handguns, state registration.  I-594 also doubles the state waiting period on handgun sales from five to ten days and extends it to every private transfer of a handgun!  For more information, click here

Get the facts about Initiative 594 by visiting www.VoteNo594.com

  

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