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Since the passage of Initiative 1639 in Washington state last year, gun owners and prospective gun buyers have become the targets of some of the most onerous and restrictive policies in the nation.
In fact, as the new law has slowly taken effect throughout 2019, many are still unsure as to exactly what the law is now. Due to the vague and contradictory language of the initiative, it’s left to government agencies to figure out how to interpret and implement the law. Of course those government agencies are staffed with far left bureaucrats, who follow the orders of far left governor Jay Inslee. Though the law is being challenged in court, it will be up to far left judges who have been appointed by far left governors to rule on it.
Parts - State - Health - Authority - Records
One of the many scary parts is that the state mental health authority will apparently be keeping records of who has “applied” to purchase a pistol or rifle. As per RCW 9.41.094, effective July 1st, 2019, “A signed application to purchase a pistol or semiautomatic assault rifle shall constitute a waiver of confidentiality and written request that the health care authority, mental health institutions, and other health care facilities release, to an inquiring court or law enforcement agency, information relevant to the applicant’s eligibility to purchase a pistol or semiautomatic assault rifle to an inquiring court or law enforcement agency.”
The waiting periods for the background check processing could essentially mean that no one will be approved for a firearm transfer, as explained by Rehv Arms and Sporting Systems:
Election - Season - NRA - Battle - Initiative
During the 2018 election season, the NRA only contributed a paltry $200,000 to battle the initiative, despite having $300 Million+ on hand. In all, the pro gun, anti I-1639 effort had about $743,000, with the largest portion coming from state based Citizens Committee For...
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