The Seattle Times is running a poll about two initiatives that will be on the ballot in the next Washington State election. Instead of two questions that the voters will face, the poll asks three, summed up thusly . . .
Do you think background checks should apply to:
It is interesting that it is the third option that is currently getting more than half the votes: 610 votes, 50.88 percent.
The first option, essentially for ending private sales and setting up the framework for a statewide gun registry has 288 votes, or 24.02 percent.
The second option – pretty much the status quo – has 301 votes or 25.1 percent.
It appears that a lot of Washingtonians were educated during the gun control push in 2013, and they do not want further infringements on the Second Amendment rights, even existing ones.
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