King County Gun Safety Action PlanWednesday, July 25, 2018
Announced July 24th, 2018, the King County Gun Safety Action Plan being pioneered by Joe McDermott should really be called the King County Violent Crime Promotion Plan. He is seeking to destroy the state's preemption on firearms laws in order to gut the second amendment to the United State's Constitution and Article 1, Section 24 of our own State's Constitution, not to mention gut many other existing state laws that we have on the books in the RCW.
Not only does this wrest control from the hands of the citizenry and place it solely in the hands of elected officials, this would also render the citizens of King County unable to defend themselves effectively. Beyond that, all of the criminals who already don't obey the law will not suddenly begin to obey it now. This opens ourselves up to more violent crime, and will create a great deal of victims as the criminals will now go unchallenged while Seattle is having trouble holding onto its police officers.
If he were to be successful in destroying the State's preemption on gun laws, he would immediately seek to do the following in King County:
- Ban semi-automatic, high velocity weapons: Ban the sale and possession of semi-automatic, high velocity weapons
- Ban high capacity ammunition magazines: Ban the sale and possession of high capacity ammunition magazines
- Impose a waiting period: Establish a waiting period before taking possession of a firearm after purchase
- Require Safety Training: Require firearm safety training before taking possession of a firearm after purchase
Say Hell No! to Joe yourself after visiting HellNoJoe.org and then write to your elected officials. Locally (e.g. City, County) and in Olympia. Tell them to say, "Hell no, Joe!"