The Seattle Times has reported that a small group of citizens, frustrated over the direction of Washington State control gun laws, has chatted about making a “citizen’s arrest” of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a supporter of those restrictive gun laws.
A Seattle Times report says a handful of frustrated citizens want to make a “citizen’s arrest” of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (Screen snip, YouTube)
Interestingly, the story has generated more than 750 reader comments, many calling the idea nutty while others contend that Ferguson has been rather selective about enforcing state laws. Among the laws that many Evergreen Stater gun owners think he hasn’t enforced is the state preemption statute. Otherwise, many believe, he would have gone after the cities of Seattle and Edmonds when they adopted so-called “safe storage” regulations in 2018.
Instead, both cities have been sued by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association, and last Friday, a Snohomish County judge sided with them in holding that the Edmonds regulation violates the state’s 35-year-old preemption statute.
In recent years, Washington voters have approved two big money citizen initiatives, bankrolled by a billionaire-backed gun prohibition lobbying group based in Seattle. The first, Initiative 594,
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