While a majority of county sheriffs and at least five county commissions in Washington state are standing in defiance of a controversial—and some argue, unconstitutional—gun control initiative passed last November, the governor and attorney general have sent a letter to nearly 262 firearms dealers in the state to “comply with the law.”
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants gun dealers to comply with a gun control initiative. (YouTube snip)
Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, both anti-gun Democrats, sent the letter Thursday, and some rights activists are already suggesting that the governor, who wants to be the next president, has strayed into hypocrisy.
“Despite what some of these sheriffs would have people believe, no one has the ability to pick and choose which laws to follow,” Inslee said in a news release. “It’s very simple: Our state’s voters overwhelmingly approved stronger background checks and gun safety measures, and dealers will be required to comply with those laws.”
But Inslee and Ferguson have done that, critics argue, by declaring the entire state to be a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants in violation of federal immigration laws.
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