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Washington: Washington State Republican Party Opposes Anti-Gun Initiative 594

Friday, October 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Washington State Republican Party issued a press release formally opposing Washington’s anti-gun Initiative 594.  Drafted under the guise of preventing crime and funded almost solely by elitist billionaires with a proud background of stifling the Second Amendment, I-594 is an 18-page document that does nothing but impose heavy legal burdens on law-abiding gun owners and serious penalties for violations.  These anti-gun billionaires believe that they can buy your rights out from under you, and I-594 is their attempt at doing so.  I-594 will do nothing to make the people of Washington any safer, but will instead create bureaucratic hurdles that could turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals simply for exercising their constitutional rights.

By adopting a resolution outlining the problems inherent in the language of Initiative 594 and resolving to oppose the initiative, Washington Republicans add their name to the growing, bipartisan list of those who are opposed to I-594 including rank-and-file law enforcement, county sheriffs, elected Democratic and Republican state legislators, hunters & sportsmen, competitive shooters and firearm safety professionals.

For more information on Initiative 594, please visit www.VOTENO594.com.

Paid for by National Rifle Association of America Washingtonians Opposed to I 594, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA  22030.  Pursuant to WAC 390-18-025(1), the Top Five Contributors are:  National Rifle Association of America

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