The big thrust is making sure it is at least as hard to purchase a semi-automatic assault rifle as it already to purchase a handgun.
The reality is, initiative 1639 will not end gun violence. It will not stop all gun violence, but it will cut at some of the really big components of it.
Campaign Manager of the ‘Yes on 1639’ campaign
October 17, 2018
Voters to decide fate of Washington’s gun control initiative this Nov.
[Read the article. Notice the complete lack of mention by Paolini for the right of the people to keep and bear arms? That is because he doesn’t care about your rights.
The “big thrust” is against “semi-automatic assault rifles”? Suppose this law were wildly successful and there were no more murders in Washington state committed with rifles of any type. How many lives would be saved compared to the murders committed with other weapons?
It turns out that in 2017 Washington had one murder attributed to the use of a rifle, 75 to the use of handguns, 36 to the use of a knife or cutting instrument, and 18 to hands, fists, feet, etc. This fact is from the 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report.
So, how can Paolini believe restricting access to a subset of the rifles can “cut at some of the really big components” of “gun violence”? The only way this can be true is if he believes one is a “really big component” of 76. It is true that these type of people have serious problems with comprehending numbers, but is much more likely an alternate hypothesis is true.
Stephen Paolini is a liar and has complete disregard for the rights of others.
So, you have to ask yourself, what is his true motivation?
Do not trust anything to do with this scumbag.—Joe]