Laughing at Liberals Video: Anti Gun Petitioners Are From Out Of State, Push I 594, Ignore I 591
In a series of encounters with anti gun petitioners in Washington, we find that many of them are from out of state, working for an out of state company. Most of them are hesitant to tell me the name of the company. Though they have both the anti gun I 594 and pro gun I 591, for some reason, every single one of them seems to be pushing I 594 and all but ignoring I 591. Hmmm…..
So this group is pushing 594 and shoving 591 in a drawer. Curious. I found a related forum thread discussing this very tactic. You can read it here.
There is a second video and the outfit ‘Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility‘ is exposed as having dealings with a Kelvin Moore. Moore has previously been arrested for violating election law:
Read the full video transcript.
For those who don’t know what these two bills pertain to exactly, here is some background information via Washington State’s government site:
591 – Protect Our Gun Rights
Submitted by Brandon Phillips
Initiative Measure No. 591 concerns firearms.
This measure would prohibit government agencies from confiscating guns or other firearms from citizens without due process, or from requiring background checks on firearm recipients unless a uniform national standard is required.
Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that it is unlawful for any government agency to confiscate guns or other firearms from citizens without due process, or to require background checks on the recipient of a firearm unless a uniform national standard is required.
594 – Background Check for Gun Sales and Transfers
Submitted by Cheryl Strumbo
Initiative Measure No. 594 concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers.
This measure would apply currently used criminal and public safety background checks by licensed dealers to all firearm sales and transfers, including gun show and online sales, with specific exceptions.
Ballot Measure Summary
Current law requires criminal and public safety background checks before purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. This measure would extend this requirement to most firearm purchases and transfers in Washington, with exceptions, including transfers within families, temporary transfers for self-defense and hunting, and antiques. Licensed dealers would conduct the background checks and could charge a fee. Additional time would be allowed for pistol purchases. Violation of these requirements would be a crime.
UPDATE: NEW VIDEO – Anti Gun Petitioner Kelvin Moore
Uncut, full video of my encounter with Kelvin Moore, who was previously indicted on 2 Felony charges in 2010 for making false statements regarding petition signatures. This time he’s working on the anti gun ballot initiative, I 594, sponsored by Washington Alliance For Gun Responsibility. You can see how he parrots some of the standard talking points and spreads fear, and then he is ripped apart on every point. Interesting that he is only trying to get people to sign I 594, when he also has some I 591 petitions with him, which is the pro gun ballot initiative.
The parts that are brightened out are that way to protect the privacy and identity of the folks who have signed the petitions.