A gun control bill introduced in Washington State banning “assault weapons” would allow local sheriffs to inspect the homes of people currently owning them once-per-year. From the Seattle Times:
â€śIâ€™m a liberal Democrat â€” Iâ€™ve voted for only one Republican in my life,â€ť Palmer told me. â€śBut now I understand why my right-wing opponents worry about having to fight a government takeover.â€ť
He added: â€śItâ€™s exactly this sort of thing that drives people into the arms of the NRA.â€ť
I have been blasting the NRA for its paranoia in the gun-control debate. But Palmer is right â€” you canâ€™t fully blame them, when cops going door-to-door shows up in legislation.
One of the bill’s co-sponsors admitted that he didn’t know the provision was in it because he hadn’t “read it closely” before signing on to it.
Now, the sponsors are claiming an unnamed “staffer” is responsible and they promise to introduce a new bill without that clause.
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