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I-591 Does Not Weaken Current State Gun Laws

A quick note regarding I-591, in particular its provision prohibiting state agencies from requiring a background check on the recipient of a firearm unless a “uniform national standard” is required. Those against I-591 have latched on to this provision, in part, on the belief that should it pass, I-591 would “roll back Washington’s existing–and already inadequate– […]

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I-594: Background Check “Loopholes”? Much Ado About Nothing

This is the second post in a three-part series on I-594, a Washington State ballot initiative that would require background checks on all state gun sales and transfers. The first post delved into commentary regarding several implications of the proposed law, and can be found here. Later this week, part three will cover various philosophical aspects […]

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I-594: Vote “No” On A Gun Initiative With Too Wide A Net

This is the second in a series of posts covering the two Washington State gun initiatives to be decided by voters this November. The first post addressing I-591, which prohibits gun confiscation without due process and prohibits state background checks without a “uniform national standard”, can be found here. In this first of three posts […]

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I-591: Vote Yes On A Common Sense Gun Initiative

Author’s note: This is the first of a series of posts covering the two Washington State gun initiatives to be decided by voters this fall. Here I consider I-591, the “Protect Our Gun Rights Act”. Future posts will address I-594, an opposing bill to I-591. On November 4th, Washington will be the only state in […]

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Idaho: The Seventh State In Which The Prof May “Shoot A Student”

Yesterday, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed into law SB 1254, allowing the state’s 1,128 holders of enhanced concealed carry permits–as well as retired police officers–to carry firearms on public college and university campuses. Good for them. Lame appeals to emotion aside–the Today show this morning called the bill “controversial”, and referenced an Idaho professor who […]

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