Grassroots gun rights activists gathered on the capitol steps in Olympia, Washington earlier this year to oppose new gun control efforts. (Dave Workman)
Evergreen State rights activists are mounting what might be considered political trench warfare against the well-financed gun prohibition lobby’s latest gun control measure, by directly contacting Secretary of State Kim Wyman, requesting her to “follow state law, regardless of political pressure, and reject Initiative 1639 petitions.”
It’s an “action plan” put together by Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He’s a Washington state resident and both organizations are based in Bellevue, a city that neighbors Seattle, where the I-1639 sponsoring gun control group is headquartered.
In his action plan, Gottlieb offers four points:
“#1 – Every gun owner must contact Secretary of State Kim Wyman and officially request her to follow state law, regardless of political pressure, and reject Initiative 1639 petitions, which were not printed in accordance with statutory requirements to be “readable,” and more importantly, to include a “full, true and correct copy” of the actual initiative language, as published on the Secretary of State’s website. Encourage your friends and fellow hunters and gun owners to do likewise.
Initiatives that fail to adhere to state law, by underlining proposed new language and striking language (i.e.
striking language) that will be deleted, cannot be allowed.
Wyman’s email address is email@example.com
“#2 – Messages to Kim Wyman should focus on the obvious: Everyone must follow state law, even lobbying groups funded by billionaires and other wealthy elitists. Firearms owners are expected to fully comply with the law, and that principle must apply to initiative sponsors. Remind Secretary Wyman that I-1639 petitions did not include underlined proposed new law, nor strike-throughs (i.e. “
strike throughs”) eliminating current law, so they do not meet the requirement to be a “full, true and correct copy” of the measure as published on her website.
“#3 – Make sure you are registered to vote. Know your legislative district, and your representatives.
#4 – Support SOS (Save Our Security.net) and encourage your shooting and hunting friends to do likewise. Likewise, support the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, two organizations headquartered right here in Washington State that are on the front lines of this battle.”
Gottlieb also encourages gun club members to contact the presidents of their respective groups and ask them to immediately send a message to Wyman, representing their group, asking her to not accept what Gottlieb calls “faulty I-1639 petitions.”