What they are trying to do is disarm all the people who are following the law. When will liberals learn that gun control doesn’t apply to people who do not follow the law. Not because they are immune to the rule but, if they want to hurt people, they will find the means to do it. It’s sad, we know, but we can combat that by arming law abiding citizens. Washington must not know this.
By AWR Hawkins
Washington state senator David Frockt (D-Seattle) and representative Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) are pushing bans that will outlaw many of the most popular semiautomatic rifles and pistols in their state.
The bans are ubiquitously aimed at law-abiding “assault weapon” and “high capacity magazine” owners and also criminalize numerous semiautomatic pistol owners along the way. They do this by making the age old Democrat mistake of banning guns in light of cosmetic features, such a flash hider, a thumb hole stock, a collapsible stock, or a threaded barrel, as if any of these features make a round fly faster and alter the basic operation of the weapon.
By focusing on these things, Frockt and Peterson paint with a wide brush, expanding the “assault weapons” moniker to outlaw a plethora of weapons.
The NRA-ILA addressed the bills being pushed by Frockt and Peterson, saying:
These bills have less to do with “meaningful reforms” for public safety and reducing crime (other than the newly defined crimes of being gun owners) than they do with moving the incremental process of stigmatizing guns and eliminating firearm possession by law-abiding citizens another giant step forward in Washington State.