Judge Sides with NRA, 2nd Amendment Foundation, Disqualifies Washington Gun Control Initiative
by AWR HAWKINS 17 Aug 2018
On July 3, Breitbart News reported that the initiative, I-1639, was being presented as a simple attempt to raise the legal age for long gun purchases from 18 to 21. Although an attempt to disqualify 18- to 20-year-olds from exercising their Second Amendments is troubling enough, the reality of the matter is that I-1639 would have put in place a new system of background checks and myriad other guns controls as well.
The NRA-ILA listed a few of the controls I-1639 would have put in place:
- [Created] a gun registry for any transfers of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles;
- [Introduced] a 10-business day waiting period on the purchase of semi-automatic rifles;
- [Imposed] criminal liability on otherwise law-abiding gun owners who fail to store their firearms to state standards;
- [Increased] the age limit to possess or purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21;
- [Mandated] training prior to purchase;
- And [authorized]a $25 fee to be assessed to semiautomatic rifle purchasers.
The fee alone would be a new tax that could be raised after a period of time in order to make the purchase of commonly owned semiautomatic firearms cost prohibitive.
The NRA and Second Amendment Foundation filed two separate suits against the initiative, the suits were consolidated and the ruling in favor of both groups was handed down Friday.
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Edited by Hipshot Percussion, 18 August 2018 - 07:29 AM.