Despite recommendations to the contrary from firearms industry representatives and local gun dealers, a Seattle City Council committee on Wednesday, Aug. 5 voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to tax sales of guns and ammunition in Seattle and require gun owners to report the theft or loss of any firearm within 24 hours.
It didn't take long for the negative consequences of Washington state's new voter initiative to become apparent.
Normally, the Washington Post writes about guns to call for their being made illegal, but yesterday, the paper ran a rather positive story about one gun in particular. Despite the positive coverage, what was left unsaid could be used by those seeking to limit our rights.
While the Obama administration and some state lawmakers are calling for more restrictions on firearms, new polling data indicates a significant drop in support from the American public.
A heated conflict has arisen in a portion of rural and scenic Washington state that has the members of a "social camping club" filing suit to block a county's plans to build a public shooting range near its 320-acre campgrounds, lake and hiking areas.