BreitBart Writes Washington State ballot initiative I-1639 contains a linguistic twist equating all semiautomatic rifles with “assault rifles.”
Ballotpedia quotes I-1639’s text, noting that the initiative is focused on “semiautomatic assault rifles.”
The framers of the initiative define a “semiautomatic assault rifle” as:
Any rifle which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge. “Semiautomatic assault rifle” does not include antique firearms, any firearm that has been made permanently inoperable, or any firearm that is manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action.
In other words, semiautomatic rifles in general are the same as “semiautomatic assault rifles” in particular.
This means passage of the initiative would put in place enhanced background checks for the purchase of semiautomatic rifles, would place a ten-day wait on completion of a semiautomatic rifle sale, and would require purchasers to pass a gun safety course.
Additionally, I-1639 would institute gun storage requirements for all firearms, be they…
There were many concerns that came with the passing of this bill. Many believed that the age discrimination was unconstitutional to those old enough to serve in the military but would now be unable to buy a semiautomatic rifle according to the Spokesman. Another issue that arose was that the wording on the petition was not clear to voters. The court judge briefly blocked it from the ballot but this was overruled by the state supreme court.
This just goes to show the length that gun grabbers are willing to go to take away your second amendment rights and why staying politically active is so important.