Washington Law Enforcement Opposes Initiative 1639


Washington Law Enforcement Opposes Initiative 1639
Washington Law Enforcement Opposes Initiative 1639

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Washingtonians and the National Rifle Association for Freedom today commented on the announcement by the Washington State Sheriffs Association (WSSA), the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association (WSLEFIA), and the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS) opposing I-1639, the extreme gun control ballot initiative.

“The people of Washington deserve to know that the sheriffs and police throughout the Evergreen State believe that Initiative 1639 is an attack on every law-abiding citizen’s constitutional rights,” said Keely Hopkins, NRA Washington state director.

“After learning that Washington’s premier law enforcement associations oppose this initiative, we hope the Washington voters will finally realize that 1639 is nothing more than a feel-good measure that will have zero impact on crime.”

After failing to find support in the Washington state legislature, Michael Bloomberg’s front group, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, filed a poorly drafted 30-page ballot initiative that strips lawful gun owners of their constitutional rights. Initiative 1639 classifies ordinary, recreational firearms in common use as “assault weapons,” mandates the collection of personal data from all gun owners, and allows the government to authorize the surrender and confiscation of firearms as part of a verification process – all without doing anything to meaningfully address violent crime.

  • WSSA said, “The Washington State Sheriffs Association, at their Sept. 26, 2018 meeting, made a motion opposing Initiative I-1639. The motion carried. As the association representing the unique perspective of law enforcement leaders who have been directly elected by the residents of Washington’s counties, we look forward to continuing to engage and play a part in any changes in Washington’s firearms laws.”
  • WACOPS Executive Director Teresa Taylor said, “WACOPS believe that Initiative 1639 contains provisions that are in clear violation of both state and federal individual constitutional rights, which, as law enforcement, officers, WACOPS members are sworn to uphold. In addition to the constitutional issues, this 30-page initiative, if passed, would impose significant restrictions on a citizen’s ability to possess and access commonly owned firearms for lawful self-defense.”
  • WSLEFIA said, “Initiative 1639 is being promoted as a public safety measure; those actually working law enforcement know that IT WILL DO NOTHING TO STOP A SINGLE CRIME. This initiative has nothing to do with “assault weapons” and is directed only at our good citizens who already pass multiple background checks before owning a firearm. I-1639 is an attack on civil rights and is an attempt to marginalize all firearm owners, including law enforcement officers. I-1639 will impair public safety, embolden criminals and impose burdensome restrictions on our most law-abiding citizens.”

Voting in Washington begins on Oct. 19th, 2018. Go to Initiative1639.org for additional information.

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Why is Bloomberg putting his nose into anyone’s business anyway, there really needs to be laws that eliminate private law makers ,like him and soros ect. ,I guess because their billionaires they are above the rest of the country ,you know as well as me they all have weapons and armed bodyguards, but in their minds they think they no what’s best for the country, these types of people need to be dealt with permanently


Hopefully the citizens of washington state can reject this bloomberg assault on Constitutional rights without having to resort to armed conflict.

Mr. Walkker

Paper ballot voting by U.S. Mail with a so called security envelopes, in the State of Washington is the biggest con job ever created and pushed upon a citizenry. It s a complete scam. They have the software already rigged to determine the outcome. There is a preprinted bar code and voter ID on all Paper Ballots, the Software company that scans the manually filled out key card (ballot) can then be “flipped”, part of a 17 State covert attempt to take down America. This scam is connected to George Soros, HRC, The Bush Clan, Mitt Romney and their criminal… Read more »

Country Boy

why not inform the NRA about the illegal goings on in WA????

Ansel Hazen

This wouldn’t be the first time my comment has asked why are there no contact lists to get ahold of those (NRA) who should be looking out for us.

Mr. Walkker

If you are a NRA Member, all of your local reps contact information is published in the back of either of their two published magazines, American Hunter and or Rifleman. This info is also available on line at the NRA, NRA-ILA websites. No mystery of whom to contact. The problem as I see it is the lack of action or blatant in-action, by both of them while being steamrolled by out-of towner Millionaires. If I was on The Board of Directors of the NRA, I would be mustering troops and sounding the GQ Alarm, rather quickly before the ship sinks….

Mr. Walkker

Both the NRA and the NRA-ILA were informed of this issue in Washington State, over 4 months ago back in May of 2018. They have had plenty of time to organize a push back ad campaign. Yet noting…. Plenty of time…..Paper Ballot Voting In Washington State begins on October 19th..Two weeks from Today. Yikes.

James Andrews

As they should!

Andy Buckmichael

Finally, some cops with a little intelligence.


There is so much voter fraud in Washington state the people will have to vote heavily against it. Remember in Washington if there are not enough votes for the scumbag liberals to win they go into a back room and “find” additional ballots. They have done this for many, many elections. They are led by the corrupt King County DEMOCRATS who are the source of FRAUD.

Big Lou

This bill must not pass.