Seahawks Owner Gives $1 Million for More Washington State Gun Control

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner, Paul Allen, is pushing a Washington State gun control initiative in response to the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting.

The initiative, No. 1639, is called “Safe Schools, Safe Communities,” and it expands the gun controls placed on law-abiding citizens via the universal background check initiative that passed in 2014.  

Allen tweeted:

Initiative 1639 raises the legal age for semi-automatic rifle purchases to 21, although the gunman at Santa Fe High School used a shotgun. It also creates “an enhanced universal background check system,” although the Santa Fe High School gunman used his father’s guns, thereby bypassing any point of sale check. The initiative would also put in place a firearm safety course for would-be firearm purchasers, requiring them to secure a certificate from the state before being allowed to purchase a firearm. Again, this would not have stopped the Santa Fe High School gunman because he used his father’s legally owned firearms.

The initiative webpage mentions everything from “domestic violence prevention” to a firearm’s “trace data,” which is leftist-speak for micro-stamping. Micro-stamping is a theoretical process by which a distinct mark is placed on each shell casing, giving each one a “fingerprint.” To date, the idea has been a miserable failure, inasmuch as it drives up costs without providing police with the windfall of information promised.

For example, on November 8, 2015, Breitbart News reported that Maryland ended its ballistic fingerprint program after 15 years, $5 million spent, and no crimes solved.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

7 thoughts on “Seahawks Owner Gives $1 Million for More Washington State Gun Control

  1. Another kiss ass who loves his money too much, a traitor who is scared too death of low gate numbers.

    1. I started boycotting the NFL in 2017, not because of player protests, but because the NFL in general and some players in particular insulted their fans, and, in the case of the Green Bay Packers, their OWNERS (the Packers are a publicly owned team)!! Plus, we cut the cord, er, dish, anyway…

  2. F the sea hawks and blazers.

    Gun deaths are far lower than most other kinds including stabbings. Rifle deaths are less than 5%of that. And ar15 deaths make up less than 2.3% of rifle deaths.

    So by my math you can die friends from farting too hard at about the same rate as an ar15.

    In fact, more people die a year at pro sports events than by rifles.

  3. Who gives a shit about pro sports, the NFL is so closely associated with the Feds it makes me want to vomit. But if you still need a reason to stop watching football please read this story.

    NFL Discusses 15-Yard Penalty For Kneeling During Anthem:

    An idea being floated in the room goes like this: It would be up to the home team on whether both teams come out of the locker room for the anthem, and, should teams come out, 15-yard penalties could be assessed for kneeling.

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