Washington State gun owners are up in arms over new bill treading on Second Amendment Rights

Busybody Democrat elected officials are always coming up with new laws, regulations and restrictions.

They hatch solutions that don’t fix problems and cause a whole new set of issues that need to be addressed instead.

And gun owners are up in arms over one gun control bill just proposed in Washington State.

Washington State is in rough shape these days.

That’s not just an opinion, but rather borne out by objective facts.

The state’s largest city just reached a milestone that is bad news for all of its inhabitants because it highlights just how unsafe it has become.

A murderous milestone made possible by far-left policy

Last year, Seattle saw a record high number of homicides at 73.

To add insult to injury, the city saw an eye-popping 1,283 fatal overdoses, largely as a result of the fentanyl epidemic, which was also a record.

That beats the previous year which itself held the previous record of 1,000 such incidents.

Though tragic, this was an entirely predictable set of circumstances, a result of activist prosecutors who fail to prosecute and radical judges keen to give criminals a slap on the wrist.

To add insult to injury, Seattle and Kings County legalized drugs at the same time they have become readily available thanks to Joe Biden’s refusal to secure the southern border.

With all of this going on, now state Democrats are finding new ways to restrict the law-abiding from defending themselves after the politicians effectively turned communities into crime-ridden slums.

Washington State Representatives My-Linh Thai (D) and Liz Berry (D) have introduced a bill that seeks to impose an 11% tax on ammunition sold in the state.

The tax would be on top of any sales and local taxes already levied on the purchase.

The right to bear arms is a…what now?

That’s bad enough, but the bill is even more insidious as it reclassifies ammunition as a “privilege” rather than a right and sets the precedent for further restrictions in the future, setting up constitutional concerns and legal challenges.

 

State Rep. Jim Walsh (R) ripped the legislation to shreds.

Walsh said, “The arrogance and sanctimony of anti-2A (Second Amendment) extremists will be their undoing, even in ‘blue’ states. Washington HB 2238 is a poorly-conceived and sloppily-drafted piece of work. It’s also politically tone-deaf, as Washington residents from all points on the political spectrum and all corners of the state are currently rejecting state tax hikes.”

He continued, “The real kicker is the reference to the privilege of using ammunition.  This amateurish rhetoric exposes any legislator who might support the bill to deserved ridicule. Under both the federal and state constitutions, owning and using firearms are rights, not privileges. Article 1, Section 24, of the Washington state constitution reads: ‘The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired….’ That language, unlike HB 2238, is clear.”

Here’s to hoping that sanity and the rule of law prevails.

When it comes to self-defense, Washington Democrats have ensured that everyday law-abiding Washingtonians certainly need access to it.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

Social media influencers are paralyzed with fear after the unthinkable happens

Influencers have become a force to be reckoned with in today’s popular culture.  Businesses and media outlets bend over backwards...
Read More
Social media influencers are paralyzed with fear after the unthinkable happens

Judge in John Fetterman’s state was involved in one incident that will leave your jaw on the floor

Democrat-run strongholds are being run into the ground. And repeat criminals are not the only ones to blame. Now a...
Read More
Judge in John Fetterman’s state was involved in one incident that will leave your jaw on the floor

Insane Trump verdict has this Democrat Governor panicking after her hypocrisy was on full display

Democrats are escalating their all-out assault on Donald Trump. But the blowback is already happening. And a Democrat Governor is...
Read More
Insane Trump verdict has this Democrat Governor panicking after her hypocrisy was on full display

Washington, D.C leftists suddenly forgot how much they love diversity when a new plan involves their kids

The political left loves to virtue signal about tolerance and compassion. But time and time again these elitists show what...
Read More
Washington, D.C leftists suddenly forgot how much they love diversity when a new plan involves their kids

Trump supporters are up in arms after this radical governor ripped into him during a speech

Despite his many successes as President, many Republicans and most Democrats refuse to give Donald Trump any credit.  Many of...
Read More
Trump supporters are up in arms after this radical governor ripped into him during a speech

California EV sales are falling and threaten to jeopardize one of the state’s green goals

Leftist politicians have decided that Americans will eventually be driving electric vehicles. But there's overwhelming evidence that more and more...
Read More
California EV sales are falling and threaten to jeopardize one of the state’s green goals

Celebrity chef called out Democrats in Gavin Newsom’s state for a proposal that would destroy the economy

The Left keeps coming up with insane ideas. And they have been enacting them into law in deep-blue strongholds. But...
Read More
Celebrity chef called out Democrats in Gavin Newsom’s state for a proposal that would destroy the economy

Denver officials tried to pawn off illegal immigrants on nearby city and instantly regretted it

Joe Biden’s willful refusal to follow existing immigration laws has had dire consequences. It means that even for people hundreds...
Read More
Denver officials tried to pawn off illegal immigrants on nearby city and instantly regretted it

One head-scratching Seattle regulation just proved that the government does more harm than good

In his inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan said, “Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.”...
Read More
One head-scratching Seattle regulation just proved that the government does more harm than good

One “woke” event targeted at kids will have you fuming

Radical leftists have no limits to pushing boundaries. Nothing is off the table for fringe elements. And one “woke” event...
Read More
One “woke” event targeted at kids will have you fuming

Get Free Email Alerts

Latest news