Hard-Hitting Radio Ad Rips Washington State Gun Control Initiative 1639

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Hard-Hitting Radio Ad Rips Washington State Gun Control Initiative 1639

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- A hard-edged radio advertisement blasting Initiative 1639—the 30-page gun control measure now facing Washington State voters—has hit the airwaves, telling listeners that in some Seattle neighborhoods, “if you call 911…it takes 18 minutes for police to arrive.”

The advertisement is sponsored by Washingtonians and the National Rifle Association for Freedom, a political action committee to which the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has significantly contributed. It began airing as ballots began arriving in mailboxes throughout Puget Sound, to remind voters what is at stake. Listen to the advertisement here.

“I-1639,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “is opposed by four major statewide law enforcement organizations representing a majority of rank-and-file police officers and sheriff’s deputies: The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association, Washington State Sheriffs Association, Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs and Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. In addition, the Cowlitz County Deputies and Sergeants Guild is also on record against the measure.”

“When boots-on-the-ground lawmen and women oppose a measure that is being promoted as a crime-prevention tool, it is safe to conclude that there is something really wrong with it,” he added, “and I think this radio ad raises some of those issues.”

The radio message challenges voters to set their clocks for 18 minutes and then close their eyes and “imagine you’re waiting for police, and then vote for your safety.”

“We know that police and sheriffs’ departments do as good a job as they possibly can,” Gottlieb noted, “and we thank the men and women who patrol our streets and county roads. The concern is not with law enforcement, but with the initiative mandate of so-called ‘secure storage’ that renders self-defense firearms useless.”

I-1639 is the only gun control issue on the ballot anywhere in the United States this year.

“You can support the effort to keep this advertisement on the air by visiting the ‘Vote No’ website,” Gottlieb noted.

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsWith more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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Barry Hirsh

Nowhere in this ad (or in any ad anywhere that I’ve seen or heard) points out the glaring insult to the rule of law contained therein; the “secure storage” requirement has already been ruled unconstitutional. “Held: “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) Plain, unambiguous language. Precedent. THE LAW OF THE LAND. Why is no one bringing this up? It is the single-most powerful repudiation… Read more »


All of these gun control laws are void and mute from inception. They are born from the glint in the eye of TRAITORS. Even with the news of an immense invasion in the works, these TRAITORS, flush with the puppet masters cash, are writing laws that would disarm Americans and make them easy prey for all sorts of rapists, robbers, and economic migrants who don’t want to be poor anymore. Somehow, these Bolshevik dirtbags have taken control of too large a part of everything that used to be America. And they hate what America was, especially the US Constitution, because… Read more »

E. Bryan Hoover


The above link is excellent — but long — summary of what this initiative will do – IT IS LONG BECAUSE THIS INITIATIVE IS A MASSIVE CHAGE TO MANY, MANY LAWS IN WASHINGTON STATE …

The Seattle Times (a Liberal News Paper) tells the truth about how massive this gun control initiative is:


E. Bryan Hoover

James Russell Bailey is exactly correct. Ammoland, and virtually every moderate and right wing publication, has been silent on this massive initiative. How bad has it been — even the left wing Seattle Times has done a better job than Ammoland of getting the truth out … https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washingtons-i-1639-would-implement-some-of-the-nations-most-stringent-gun-control-laws/ Seattle Times Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws Originally published October 9, 2018 at 6:00 am Updated October 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm Washington voters will have a chance to make the state one of the most restrictive in the country for gun purchases and ownership;… Read more »

Dave Workman

Mr. Hoover, you evidently haven’t been reading my reports at Liberty Park Press or Conservative Firing Line, or my Op-Ed that appeared 10/25 in CROSSCUT. I’ve been writing about this initiative for months, and especially for the last several weeks.

James Russell Bailey

I have been a paid professional writer, and quite frankly you would think that whoever wrote this absolutely lackluster article, would have thought to actually describe, even generally, the wording of the initiative.

More and more articles on Ammoland are taking the same tack: leaving short, but Vital Information out of articles!

Ammoland is better than this, please step up to the plate and return to a higher level of Excellence!

Roy D.

Yes, how hard is it to provide a link?