Members of the Montana Chapter of Moms Demand Action are being recruited for a telephone blitz of Washington voters this evening to promote Initiative 594 on the heels of an e-mail yesterday from the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) that alleges the “gun lobby” has “so much power that they’ve gotten your sheriff to spread their lies about Initiative 594 to voters.”
It’s the latest, but certainly not the final attempt by supporters of the 18-page gun control measure to downplay and even discredit the overwhelming law enforcement opposition to their billionaire-backed initiative. It may also be designed to distract public attention away from the disturbing remark last Friday by I-594 money man Nick Hanauer that sarcastically tried to exploit the tragedy at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, covered today by Reuters, against rival Initiative 591.
The I-591 campaign is alerting voters about this new attack on sheriffs in 27 of Washington’s 39 counties. Because these elected lawmen have stepped forward to oppose I-594, WAGR is essentially calling them liars. They’re even asking voters to send messages to “remind your sheriff that 594 will reduce crime and save lives by helping to keep guns out of the hands of abusers and felons.”
FK – How convenient that the trash keeps reminding us how evil it is yet not enough have developed the courage nor the resolve to do what will be required.