From The Seattle Times:
Building on California’s longstanding ban on assault weapons, the state’s lieutenant governor is preparing a 2016 ballot measure calling for even tighter restrictions, including background checks on ammunition sales.
Until a majority in Congress stands up to the bullying of the gun lobby, states must take action to reduce the proliferation of weaponry that maximizes one’s ability to kill fellow humans.
Washington state should follow suit by banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. This would increase the safety of its residents and signal a stance firmly against gun violence.
Editorial board members are editorial page editor Kate Riley, Frank A. Blethen, Ryan Blethen, Brier Dudley, Mark Higgins, Jonathan Martin, Thanh Tan, Blanca Torres, William K. Blethen (emeritus) and Robert C. Blethen (emeritus).
Bullying is done by the strong forcing their will upon the weak. The “gun lobby” is a collection of people standing up against the attacks against our specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms. If, by some miracle the politicians no longer had an interest in attacking us “the gun lobby” would wither up and go away. So who’s the bully here? It’s those politicians and their coconspirators in the media who keep tying to force their will upon us.
It would increase the safety of Washington State residents? Really? Do they have documentation for that? And even if they did, it would still be an infringement of a specific enumerated right, it would be ignored by most, and vigorously resisted by nearly all the others. How would this increase safety for anyone?
But telling the truth doesn’t work for them. They have to lie, distort, and ignore the Bill of Rights and the Washington State Constitution to get their way.
I’m pleased to note the online comments are running about 50 to one against them.
Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns: