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WA: Quit waiting for gun safety; vote ‘yes’ on Washington Initiative 1639
Mark A. Taff
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“Common sense gun reform” is a cry that ricochets throughout the U.S. whenever a mass shooting occurs. But the pattern following gun violence is all-too predictable: Politicians scurry up to podiums to lift prayers and fast promises, then bide their time until public fervor fades.
Well, Washington’s fervor has not faded. That’s why the Alliance for Gun Responsibility collected more than 300,000 signatures to certify Initiative 1639, a sweeping gun-safety measure that could bypass years of federal and state legislative gridlock.
|TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. The Constitution requires that all members of Congress must take an oath of office to support the Constitution before assuming office. Congress has enacted federal laws to execute and enforce this constitutional requirement. The People of America have never authorized their elected representatives to destroy their Bill of Rights.
|It isn't "gun safety", it's the most egregious list of constitutional infringements to date in this country.
Just to pick one that would (and will) fail constitutional muster, consider the gun storage requirement.
The Supreme Court has already ruled that such laws are unconstitutional.
“3) …the requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional.” - D.C. v. Heller (2008)
Given that, the brazen rejection of SCOTUS precedent (read, THE LAW) is beyond troubling, it is atrocious.