The Seattle Times blatantly lied in a recent editorial in support of Initiative 1639, the hodgepodge of unconstitutional gun control measures that Washington Staters will find on their November ballot thanks to the state’s supreme court:
“The NRA has invested at least $150,000 to fight this initiative , which the organization says will just make it much more difficult for 18-to-20-year-old Washingtonians to buy and use these weapons. Other than hunting or serving this country, young adults can wait until they mature some more before needing such a deadly firearm. Hunting rifles will not be subject to these new rules and neither will weapons used by soldiers or law enforcement, regardless of age.” Seattle Times editorial board, The Times Recommends Vote Yes On i1639 to Strengthen Gun Regulations
Following an enormous number of reader complaints, the newspaper was forced to edit the original text regarding hunting rifles. The editorial now says:
“Hunting rifles that are not semiautomatic are not subject to these new rules and neither will weapons used by soldiers or law enforcement, regardless of age.”
The fact that the vast majority of hunting rifles in Washington State are semi-automatic is a minor detail when it comes to the Seattle Times’ need to further their agenda of total civilian disarmament. But you already knew that.