Sadly Washington’s I-594 Initiative Becomes Law

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Sadly Washington’s I-594 Initiative Becomes Law, but Gun owners in Washington state plan to take things to a new level in response to the state’s new gun control law. At least 5,500 are planning to openly violate the heavy-handed law, I-594, during a rally at the state capitol in Olympia on December 13th.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( I-594, which expanded background checks for gun sales, became law on Dec. 4 2014 in Washington State.

The ballot initiative was approved last month by 59 percent of voters statewide.

The initiative requires background checks to be performed on all firearms-related transfers, with what defines a transfer being anyone’s guess?

The Spokesman-Review over the weekend published an editorial asking for clarification from the legislature on what exactly constitutes a transfer.

This is one of the unfortunate consequences from the poorly crafted initiative. Back in March 2013, the ATF released a procedure to set forth the recordkeeping and NICS procedures for FFLs who transfer firearms between private parties.

NSSF urges all FFLs in the State of Washington to please review these procedures before engaging in any transfers.

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But most of us are ignoring it.