Gun Dealers Who Fail To Comply With New Firearms Law Will Face ‘Legal Jeopardy,’ Inslee, Ferguson Warn

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

News from Washington:

For the third time in the last month, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has sent a letter to the mostly rural areas in Washington where county sheriffs have threatened to not enforce the new, stricter gun laws that state voters approved last year.

On Thursday, Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter to 262 gun dealers in counties where sheriffs have said they won’t enforce the new law, known as Initiative 1639. The letters warned that the dealers are still responsible for following the law, which bars the sale of semi-automatic rifles to anyone under 21 and requires enhanced background checks for those guns.

“Certain officials in your county have publicly said they will not enforce Initiative 1639 because they believe it is unconstitutional,” Inslee and Ferguson wrote. “We want to prevent you and your business from finding yourself in legal jeopardy because of a misunderstanding of the law caused by statements made by elected officials in your area.”

Yes, it’s all so altruistic, isn’t it?  They want to prevent good people from running afoul of the new law because of misunderstandings.  How retarded.

The AG is like a little boy screaming on the playground, and he disgusts me.  This situation is similar to the one in New Mexico, but slightly different because in Washington there is now an age limit.  In both cases it’s difficult to see the state turning over cases to the FedGov for prosecution if Form 4473 is properly completed.

It would take local or county officials to effect arrests of people in person to person transfers (if the state becomes aware of them, a highly dubious assumption).

It’s likely that this law won’t have much affect on person to person transfers, but it remains to be seen if any Sheriffs will mobilize their deputies in the defense of persons (be they gun store employees or not) to run afoul of the law.

My bet is not.  A promise not to enforce the law isn’t the same thing as a promise to engage in gun battle with state police in the defense of supposed “sanctuary” counties or cities.


Comments

  1. On March 11, 2019 at 7:10 am, Heywood said:

    Just like they will prosecute anyone who doesn’t enforce immigration laws….oh wait…..

  2. On March 11, 2019 at 8:49 am, Fred said:

    This is the corporate communism of agenda 2030 that both the Clinton Crime Syndicate the Bush-CIA Conglomerate support. I’m certain that both of the newer versions of Right and Left agree with these laws as well. Meet the new boss… This is just one small example of an infant step in making businesses a law enforcement arm of the State under a unified global prison industrial complex, for your own good. And since the American Church is also an arm of the State, there’s only one way out of this; no, bang.

    I know some FFLs, I like some FFLs, but they are acting as agents of the State in an illegal gun control regime.

  3. On March 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm, Saint Mike said:

    With all the gun grabbing going on in the various States , remember in exactly 2 weeks 550,000 current /former Trump supporters will become instant felons thanks to his stupidity .

    He did not win by that much that he can afford to blow off a half mil supporters, but he did , either thru bad advice or intentionally.

    DJT will not be reelected in 2020.

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