posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 10:35 PM
Initiative 594(Washington State) - Gun Background Checks- What You Need To Know
The incentive to be voted on November 4th 2014.
“I would imagine this will be the one of the most expensive initiative campaigns in the country because of what it symbolically stands
for,” University of Washington political science professor Matt Barreto said.
What is Initiative 594?
It would require background checks on all gun sales as well as transfers in Washington State. This would include at gun shows, online sales and
private sales-which specific "exceptions". Supporters, including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, have donated almost $4 Million plus pledges to
support this initiative.
Iniciative Measure 594-PDF
The Campaign Page
To counter this there is Initiative 591.
What is Initiative 591?
This initiative, by the chairman Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Alan Gottlieb, would prevent the state of Washington from
adopting background checks that go beyond the current national standard. This campaign however, has only raised just over $1 million dollars.
Inicitive 591- Wagunrights- Protect Our Rights
Inicitive 591- text on site page
Protects against illegal search and seizure
The concern addressed is that Initiative 594 is being bought.
"It obviously concerns me when very wealthy people try to buy an election," he said.
-the chairman of Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Alan Gottlieb
Please see this: Link to a breakdown posted on a
-thanks to OP for it!
Sources and information:
Washington gun initiatives squared off
Gun Rights Supports Planning Their Own Initiative
Paul Allen Gives $500,000
I haven't seen this discussed here yet but figured since we have residents of the state, and not only that it could spark other states interest in the
same measure if successful, that it's a very important issue to bring up.
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