Saturday, November 08, 2014
Washington voters expand firearms background checks.
Washington state voters approved an initiative broadly expanding background checks for firearms transfers. My biggest concern is that it covers transfers between private individuals, including gifts. As usual, the law abiding, who are not the problem, will comply. Those who are the problem will not. Too much of the gun-control movement is emotional knee-jerking. A more pro-gun owner amendment was defeated. Most states and cities have expanded gun rights. It looks like our national schizophrenia about the Second Amendment and gun ownership is alive and well.