Judge Sides with NRA, 2nd Amendment Foundation, Disqualifies Washington Gun Control Initiative | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Judge Sides with NRA, 2nd Amendment Foundation, Disqualifies Washington Gun Control Initiative

A Thurston County Superior Court judge sided with the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation against a gun-control ballot initiative in the state of Washington.
On July 3, Breitbart News reported that the initiative, I-1639, was being presented as a simple attempt to raise the legal age for long gun purchases from 18 to 21. Although an attempt to disqualify 18- to 20-year-olds from exercising their Second Amendments is troubling enough, the reality of the matter is that I-1639 would have put in place a new system of background checks and myriad other guns controls as well.

The NRA-ILA listed a few of the controls I-1639 would have put in place:

[Created] a gun registry for any transfers of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles;
[Introduced] a 10-business day waiting period on the purchase of semi-automatic rifles;
[Imposed] criminal liability on otherwise law-abiding gun owners who fail to store their firearms to state standards;
[Increased] the age limit to possess or purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21;
[Mandated] training prior to purchase;
And [authorized]a $25 fee to be assessed to semiautomatic rifle purchasers.
The fee alone would be a new tax that could be raised after a period of time in order to make the purchase of commonly owned semiautomatic firearms cost prohibitive.

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