Depending upon whose estimate one accepts, anywhere from 1,000 to perhaps 1,800 Second Amendment activists turned out for a midday rally opposing Initiative 594 in Olympia Saturday, while the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds drew a couple of thousand more looking for pre-Christmas deals, and answers to questions about the state’s new, and confusing, gun law.
In neither location did anybody stop traffic, smash windows or clash with police. Nobody was arrested. Nobody got hurt. A handful of people in Olympia burned their concealed pistol licenses at the end of the event.
The Olympia gathering was covered by local television. As an example of the fallout, more than 825 comments had been made on the KOMO website reacting to its coverage.
At the WAC show — which was scheduled months ago — there were repeated questions about potential lawsuits to overturn the 18-page gun control measure, passed Nov. 4. At the rally, people exchanged firearms in defiance of the new law, although law enforcement authorities suggested the law’s language about “transfers” may not have been in violation.
FK – If this weren’t all so deadly serious it would almost be funny how the actions by the “Liberal”(commie) trash usually have the opposite outcome than they expected. Well, the smart ones probably know, and don’t care, because they’re evil and know it and don’t care.