Washington’s Supreme court declined to hear SAF/CCRKBAs suit against 1639 because Secretary of State Kim Wyman has discretion to reject the signatures.
Now what we need to do is politely contact the Secretary of State and encourage her to use that discretion in the way that the Supreme Court has said she might. This release is going out from SAF and CCRKBA now, signatures could be delivered any time, please share this widely:
STOP INITIATIVE 1639 – ACTION PLAN
Washington State gun owners are under attack by the billionaire-financed gun prohibition lobby based in Seattle, which is now mounting the most dangerous attack on Evergreen State gun rights in history and exerting massive political pressure on Secretary of State Kim Wyman to accept faulty Initiative 1639 petitions.
Here’s how Washington State’s law-abiding gun owners can provide their important grassroots support to Secretary Wyman, and also fight back against this elitist campaign.
#1 – Every gun owner must contact Secretary of State Kim Wyman and officially request her to follow state law, regardless of political pressure, and reject Initiative 1639 petitions, which were not printed in accordance with statutory requirements to be “readable,” and more importantly, to include a “full, true and correct copy” of the actual initiative language, as published on the Secretary of State’s website. Encourage your friends and fellow hunters and gun owners to do likewise.
Initiatives that fail to adhere to state law, by underlining proposed new language and striking language (i.e. striking language) that will be deleted, cannot be allowed.
Wyman’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Be polite, brief and firm in your messages to the Secretary of State’s office.
If you are a member of a local gun club, encourage your club president to immediately contact Wyman’s office, on behalf of the organization, and request her to follow the law and reject the initiative signature sheets.
#2 – Messages to Kim Wyman should focus on the obvious: Everyone must follow state law, even lobbying groups funded by billionaires and other wealthy elitists. Firearms owners are expected to fully comply with the law, and that principle must apply to initiative sponsors.
Remind Secretary Wyman that I-1639 petitions did not include underlined proposed new law, nor strike-throughs (i.e. “strike throughs”) eliminating current law, so they do not meet the requirement to be a “full, true and correct copy” of the measure as published on her website.
#3 – Make sure you are registered to vote. Know your legislative district, and your representatives.
#4 – Support SOS (Save Our Security.net) and encourage your shooting and hunting friends to do likewise. Likewise, support the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, two organizations headquartered right here in Washington State that are on the front lines of this battle.