Bill Gates Backs Washington Initiative to Stop Private Gun Sales

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have “each contributed $25,000” to Washington’s Initiative 594, which would effectively ban private gun sales in the state.

The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) is pushing the initiative, claiming it “makes sure anyone buying a gun in Washington State passes the same background check, no matter where they buy the gun and no matter whom they buy it from.”   

If WAGR gathers the 325,000 signatures necessary by January 4, 2014, the Washington state legislature will be asked consider the ban on all private sales in the state. If the legislature fails to take it up, it will be on the ballot for the people to decide in November 2014.

Initiative 594 would effectively end private firearms sales in the state, as all sales would be required to be conducted through a 3rd party Federal Firearm License (FFL) holder. WAGR describes the process as such: “The buyer and the licensed dealer would proceed as if the buyer were trying to purchase from a dealer.”

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) already in place is a federally-run background check system. When Democrats in the Colorado legislature passed a law requiring a background check for every sale, it was quickly evident that Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders in their states were not equipped or numerous enough to handle a state mandate expanding federal law.

Initiative 594 will create the same gridlock created by Colorado politicians, which will in turn hurt law-abiding gun owners, not criminals.

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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/15/Bill-Gates-Backing-Initiative-to-Eliminate-Private-Gun-Sales-In-Washington-State

6 thoughts on “Bill Gates Backs Washington Initiative to Stop Private Gun Sales

  1. …immediately stop buying anything from Microsoft…(if people still do?)…show Mr. & Mrs. Gates that we care more about our Constitution and our rights…than their computers, their programs or their money…eff’ both of them…when the revolution comes..it will be fun to see the looks on these people’s faces as they are dragged up on the gallows for their public hanging…convict them both for treason and hang them together…so that they can gaze into each others fascist eyes before they depart the planet……

    Regards,

    RJ O’Guillory
    Author-
    Webster Groves – The Life of an Insane Family

  2. Bill gates must have sh!t for brains if he think that this will have an effect on gun sales. If I want a gun I`ll get a gun regardless of what laws that their are….. Also, they aught to support gun ownership for everyone because if they think that it is only guns involved in crimes then they also better think of all the alternaive weapons out their that can also be used to commit crimes. Are they gonna try to ban cars because a car is also a deadly weapon if used as such, hell how about baseball bats and maybe golf clubs?……..

  3. IF YOU DONT LIKE GUNS GO TO A COUNTRY THAT HAS NO DAMN GUNS.
    I hate these retarded f#@ks that think what they want overrides the basic rights of the masses.
    Im getting angry.

  4. “Initiative 594 will create the same gridlock created by Colorado politicians, which will in turn hurt law-abiding gun owners, not criminals.”

    Exactly what ALL ‘gun laws’ are designed to do.

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