If liberal activist groups have their way, Washington and Oregon will join California in implementing some of the harshest anti-gun laws in the entire nation.
Leading the charge are Washington CeaseFire and Ceasefire Oregon, progressive organizations opposed to the Second Amendment who have attempted to advance their agenda at both state and federal levels. Some of the measures being recommended by the two groups are micro-stamped time codes linking bullets to specific firearms, magazine disconnect mechanisms to keep guns from loading bullets, loaded chamber indicators to keep track of how many bullets are still in a gun, and “smart guns” that only work with fingerprint or Radio Frequency Identification.
In addition to all these unnecessary features they would require each and every gun to have, the organizations want to ban AR-15s’ and other assault rifles in the misguided belief that they will reduce death and injury resulting from firearms. Should they manage to pass even half of these measures, they will succeed in turning the region into a “West Coast Wall” of gun control.
It may be easy for some to dismiss fears that these proposals – being as absurd as they are – will be enacted, but the example of California to the south shows that such concerns are absolutely recommended.
In fact, both Washington CeaseFire and Ceasefire Oregon see the Sunshine State as a model to follow:
“But right now, the groups are looking closely at neighboring California for a blueprint for banning firearm magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds and so-called ‘assault weapons’ and the ‘bullet buttons’ California politicians claim circumvent the bans.
The groups’ leaders say California’s example and mainstream media’s current anti-gun attitudes make it an opportune moment to make the entire West Coast a 2nd Amendment abuse zone.
And by far, their biggest goal is expanding bans on so-called ‘assault weapons.’
‘We’re not under any illusion that the assault-weapons ban is going to solve all of our problems,’ Ralph Fascitelli, board president of Washington CeaseFire, told Seattle Times, ‘but it is low-hanging fruit, the kind of action that has the greatest chance of succeeding.’”