Why I-1639 Must Fail

Stolen from Don B:

 

If I-1639 Vote is No

 

If I-1639
Vote Is Yes

 

Bob Smails, a repeat felon, buys a semiautomatic
rifle and uses it to kill a clerk and a customer while robbing a convenience
store.

 

Bob Smails, a repeat felon, buys a semiautomatic
rifle and uses it to kill a clerk and a customer while robbing a convenience
store.

 

 

Nothing
changes here. Criminals do not obey gun laws.

 

 

Disabled 20 year old veteran Latisha Robbins lives
in an area with a significant crime problem due to persistent financial
difficulties. Too young to purchase a handgun, she purchases a light AR15, a
firearm with which she became familiar during her military
service.

 

 

When drug addict Jerry Randall breaks into her
home, he hurriedly flees when Latisha points the rifle at him and click off the
safety.

 

Disabled 20 year old veteran Latisha Robbins lives
in an area with a significant crime problem due to persistent financial
difficulties. Too young to purchase a handgun or an effective rifle for self
defense, she is forced to hope that police officers respond in time to her 911
call.

 

 

When drug addict Jerry Randall breaks into her
home, what he does to her causes the responding officer to cry in his wife’s
arms, after finding Latisha’s body.

 

 

Retired bookstore owner Jerry Rodriguez has been
planning for a hunting trip across the country for over a year. Two weeks
before departure, he is sighting it in at the range and accidentally drops it,
badly damaging the action.

 

 

Chagrined at this misfortune, he is still able to
purchase a used Browning BAR hunting rifle from a store that conducts a
background check before selling it to him. The rifle is sighted in and his
hunting trip is saved.

 

 

Retired bookstore owner Jerry Rodriguez has been
planning for a hunting trip across the country for over a year. Two weeks
before departure, he is sighting it in at the range and accidentally drops it,
badly damaging the action.

 

 

Chagrined at this misfortune, goes to his local gun
store and tries to purchase a used Browning BAR hunting rifle from a store.
Despite his clean background and possession of a Concealed Pistol License
(which would exempt him from a handgun waiting period, though not a redundant
background check), Jerry is unable to purchase the BAR. I-1639’s 10 BUSINESS
DAY waiting period does not exempt CPL holders. It also requires proof of
having completed a training course….without specifying the contents of that
course, who will offer it and requiring that it be reasonably prices an
accessible to all.

 

 

Law enforcement officers are also governed by this
completely undefined process.

 

 

Bob Kowalski loses his 70 year old mother to
cancer, just before Christmas. It has been a hard year for Bob, who is recently
divorced, and he finds it difficult to keep depression at bay. However, he
finds solace in competitive shooting and finds a good therapist who has Bob use
a mild dose of an anti-depression medication for a year. Fortunately, he
ultimately overcomes the depression.

 

 

Bob Kowalski loses his 70 year old mother to
cancer, just before Christmas. It has been a hard year for Bob, who is recently
divorced, and he finds it difficult to keep depression at bay. However, he
finds solace in competitive shooting and finds a good therapist who has Bob use
a mild dose of an anti-depression medication for a year. Fortunately, he
ultimately overcomes the depression.

 

 

Unfortunately, a couple years later the state
legislature adds every person who has ever used any amount of anti-depression
medication to the list of persons unable to legally own any firearms. Bob’s
purchase of a rifle under I-1639 gave the state the means to circumvent HIPAA’s
privacy protections and access his medical records at any point in the future.
As a result of his brief anti-depressant use, all of Bob’s firearms are
confiscated.

 

 

Another consequence of this is that a large number
of people battling depression avoid seeking help to deal with that depression
and even suicidal thoughts. Some end up taking their own
lives.

 

 

Anne Holms is a former single mom whose kids have
grown and moved away. She keeps a pistol for self protection and is
conscientious about keeping it locked when she is not using it. Unfortunately,
the locked container is stolen from her home during a break-in while she is
away.

 

Anne Holms is a former single mom whose kids have
grown and moved away. She keeps a pistol for self protection and is
conscientious about keeping it locked when she is not using it. Unfortunately,
the locked container is stolen from her home during a break-in while she is
away.

 

 

Under I-1639, Anne is guilty of community
endangerment and is prosecuted as a criminal when her gun is stolen and used in
a robbery where a clerk is shot.

 

 

Washington state continues a precarious financial
juggling act, not helped by an Attorney General and Governor repeatedly engaging
in spurious, contrived lawsuits against the Federal
government.

 

Washington state continues a precarious financial
juggling act, not helped by an Attorney General and Governor repeatedly engaging
in spurious, contrived lawsuits against the Federal government.
Making
matters worse the Attorney General and courts will be untangling this initiative
in the courts for decades. For example, the storage requirement is clearly
overruled by the storage findings of the landmark Heller case of 10 years ago.
It will cost the state millions….paid for by peeved
taxpayers.

 

Cabelas hires 10 additional seasonal employees from
early November until just after Christmas.

 

Cabelas hires less seasonal employees during the
holiday season and lays off 2 permanent employees due to the financial chaos
wrought by this overly broad and clumsy initiative.

 

 

The state legislature continues to occasionally
consider firearms laws. As has become virtually a tradition, gun control
activists are given prior notice of hearing dates and are bused in and issued
color-coordinated orange shirts by out of state financier Michael Bloomberg.

 

 

They are still outnumbered by gun rights activists
who manage to take off days from work on short notice. Little
changes.

 

 

The state legislature continues to occasionally
consider firearms laws. As has become virtually a tradition, gun control
activists are given prior notice of hearing dates and are bused in and issued
color-coordinated orange shirts by out of state financier Michael Bloomberg.

 

 

They are still outnumbered by gun rights activists
who manage to take off days from work on short
notice.

 

 

However, some things have
changed.

 

 

          Democrats have
decided that it is now open season on gun owners and begin constant efforts to
enact ever stricter gun laws, like California does. Washington state gun
owners, used to a fairly stable set of laws, are left uncertain from one year
to the next which of their guns will remain legal

 

          Some legislation is
passed without real feedback over a weekend, as was attempted in 2018.

 

          At the same time,
the gun owners who up to now have had a huge stake in obeying all laws conclude
that there is no point in doing so.

 

Of course, the creators of this initiative view nearly all of this as features and not bugs. An increase in crime and chaos paves the way for more government infringement of our rights.

Vote NO on I1639 and ask your friends, relatives, and neighbors to vote no. Get materials to help get the word out.

Donate your time and money to fund efforts (as I have also done) to defeat I-1639.

Quote of the day—Brian Keith

“And please don’t respond. I detest when men who don’t read Design Mom come here and lecture this community of incredibly smart, well-educated women.”

You want to advocate that tens of millions of Americans be made in to felons to be hunted by police, but you object to any of those people you would make into felons merely typing a reply to your advocacy of their demise?

That doesn’t sound smart, and it doesn’t sound well-educated.

How did the United States take land from the Native Americans? Part of it was by taking their guns first.

How did the Germans push the Jews in to the ghettos? Partly by taking their guns first.

How did the Turks exterminate so many Armenians? They took the Armenians’ guns first.

How did Mao kill tens of millions? Pol Pot? Stalin?

The history of gun confiscation is the history of marginalized groups being exterminated by the majority.

Just because you yourself have no such desire has no effect on what the people you give this power to will do.

To see just what a bad idea taking all the guns away is, let’s change out the groups you want to make defenseless, and see how it sounds:

No African Americans should be allowed to own guns.

No women should be allowed to own guns.

No single moms should be allowed to own guns.

No Jews should be allowed to own guns.

No LGBTQ+ people should be allowed to own guns.

Pretty ugly, right?

I hope you aren’t advocating that a gay person isn’t allowed to defend themselves from gay bashing.

Brian Keith
October 15, 2018
Via Email.
[The quote from Design Mom can be found in the comment of February 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm here.

Noticed the condescension and the attempt at “reasoned discourse”. Typical.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Gabrielle Blair

Now, the days of gun ownership are numbered. We are going to vote to take your guns. All of them.

I always love these circular arguments of “what about ..” This is exactly why I support a ban. Of course we can’t solve this when there is no logic or intellectual component to the debate. So there is only one possible solution: take all the guns.

Gabrielle Blair
February 18, 2018
It’s Too Late. You’ve Lost Your Guns.
[Don’t ever let someone get away with telling you no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Eric Swalwell

We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.

Eric Swalwell
U.S. Representative from California
May 3, 2018
Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters: Ex-prosecutor in Congress
[Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.

We should criminally prosecute those who attempt to deprive us of our rights.—Joe]

Quote of the day—25cents

If you want to keep guns out of it he [sic] hands of loons, vote for I-1639.

25cents
October 9, 2018
Comment to Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws
[This is what they think of you.

Also of note is that from reading their comment it is clear they overestimated their worth when they chose a name.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Dave Holmes

Now I’m finished trying to reason with you. So now I, a guy who was ambivalent about guns just a few years ago, want to take your guns away. All of them. I want to take them all and melt them down and shape them into a giant sphere and then push it at you so you have to run away from it like Indiana Jones for the rest of your lives.

Dave Holmes
May 18, 2018
Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns
[Never let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.

I’d also like to point out he doesn’t want to reason with us. He wants us to run for our lives until we die.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Stephen Paolini

The federal government has established you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun. It seems to me absurd that you can be 18 years old and purchase a group of firearms that, when used in crimes, contribute to 135% more injuries and 37% more deaths.

Stephen Paolini
Campaign Manager at I-1693
Lawsuits to ballot: Washington set for gun control vote
[Fact: 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.

Technically, Paolini may actually be correct. Notice the “when used in crimes” phrase. The thing is, it’s extremely rare for this class of guns to be used in crimes. Paolini is deliberately being extremely deceptive. It is an integral part of the anti-gun culture.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Luke O’Neil

On Sunday morning Ariel Dumas, a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, apologized for a good joke. Writing on Twitter, she explained that the experience of the Kavanaugh nomination had been hard for the country and for her personally.

It is uncertain if Dumas was forced to make a statement by her employers at CBS, or if she volunteered the apology on her own, but one thing that is 100 percent crystal clear is that she never should have found herself in the position in the first place. The joke she posted on Saturday—”Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.”—was the latest target of the bad faith destruction machine of the right.

It’s another cruel irony that would no doubt also be lost on the humorless scolds on the right that it’s Dumas whose life they are now attempting to ruin. Soon after the joke was published, the wheels of the vexation and spite apparatus on the right who maintain constant vigilance for such alleged missteps from the “liberal media” went to work, broadcasting it far and wide as evidence of the sickness of the left.

Luke O’Neil
October 8, 2018
‘Late Show’ Writer Ariel Dumas Under Fire for Obvious ‘Joke’ About Brett Kavanaugh
[This is from someone of the same political party which just a month ago went ballistic when a political opponent used the phrase “monkey up”.

To think that it was “a good joke” that someone with a previously excellent personal reputation was publicly and repeatedly accused heinous crimes, which could not be supported, is evil.

Of course he also thinks Kathy Griffin holding up a realistic severed head of President Trump was good joke.

Hence it should come at no surprise he says this about people who exercise their right to keep and bear arms:

Almost anyone of any stature in media who dabbles in political humor has found themselves in this scenario by now. I’ve had a number of phony campaigns attempted against me at outlets I’ve written for over the years after comments I’ve made about gamers and gun fetishists were amplified in bad faith.

In addition to being evil, as Mike Cernovich tweeted, he is also lacking in self awareness.—Joe[

I-1639 deception and provisions for racist immunity

I was reading I-1639 looking for something else and found the following:

(vi) If purchasing a semiautomatic assault rifle, a statement by the applicant under penalty of perjury that the applicant has completed a recognized firearm safety training program within the last five years, as required by subsection (2) of this section.

(b) The application shall contain ((a)) two warnings substantially stated as follows:

(i) CAUTION: Although state and local laws do not differ, federal law and state law on the possession of firearms differ. If you are prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, you may be prosecuted in federal court. State permission to purchase a firearm is not a defense to a federal prosecution; and (ii)

CAUTION: The presence of a firearm in the home has been associated with an increased risk of death to self and others, including an increased risk of suicide, death during domestic violence incidents, and unintentional deaths to children and others.

Notice they say “association”, not causation. This is a carefully constructed deception. The association is because people in high risk environments frequently purchase firearms to lower their risk from violent predators. And, of course, the inclusion of “others” was to pad their numbers. “Others” include those violent predators.

And, still, the ownership of a firearm does lower their risk even if the risk is still higher than if they were to lower their risk in other ways such as hiring 24×7 armed guards and/or getting a safer job such as the mayor of New York city instead of doing pizza delivery late at night in the bad part of town. The writers certainly knew that and deliberately used the deceptive language to cause a chilling effect on the exercise of a specific enumerated right. This is unconstitutional.

And I just “love” this section:

The state, local governmental entities, any public or private agency, and the employees of any state or local governmental entity or public or private agency, acting in good faith, are immune from liability:

(a) For failure to prevent the sale or transfer of a firearm to a person whose receipt or possession of the firearm is unlawful;

(b) For preventing the sale or transfer of a firearm to a person who may lawfully receive or possess a firearm;

(c) For issuing a concealed pistol license or alien firearm license to a person ineligible for such a license;

(d) For failing to issue a concealed pistol license or alien firearm license to a person eligible for such a license;

(e) For revoking or failing to revoke an issued concealed pistol license or alien firearm license;

(f) For errors in preparing or transmitting information as part of determining a person’s eligibility to receive or possess a firearm, or eligibility for a concealed pistol license or alien firearm license;

(g) For issuing a dealer’s license to a person ineligible for such a license; or

(h) For failing to issue a dealer’s license to a person eligible for such a license.

Private citizens can be charged with a felony for having their firearms stolen and used in a crime but government officials are immune from liability if they allow a sale to a violent felon to go through or “in good faith” prevent a legitimate sale.

So, all some anti-gun or racist governmental entity has to do is claim they were acting in good faith when they prevent the sale or transfer of a firearm to disfavored group, individual, or even everyone. It does provide for a writ of mandamus with the awarding of attorneys fees if the person denied their rights wins. In addition to the time delayed being a denial of rights for an extended period of time expect people of color and the poor to be the hardest hit.

I also found a loophole for certain issues which I will share, and exploit, privately with people I know and trust well.

Justice Kavanaugh

While there are civil rights rulings Judge Brett Kavanaugh made which are concerning, from the Second Amendment standpoint it would have been difficult to find someone better.

Two years ago I was not hopeful for a future which included the free exercise of our right to keep and bear arms. The 2016 presidential election gave me a glimmer of hope. The Trump administration has not been nearly as good on this issue as some people hoped. One could even make the case from a legislative and regulatory view point it has been rather dismal. President Hillary Clinton would have been a catastrophe so by comparison so there is that. Our rights under Trump were being sous-vide. Under Clinton they would have been put in the crematorium.

Now Justice Kavanaugh is in a position to help say the final words on this vital issue. I hope those words will make a violent response to the infringement of our rights avoidable.

Via Davidwhitewolf:

“Kavanaugh” (a parody of Van Halen’s “Panama”) from r/The_Donald