Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is out there fighting the good fight, but it seems that, in Washington State, he might as well stand on the shore and command the tide to stop.
“Here’s the harsh reality for everyone on I-1639: It’s not about school safety. It didn’t make your schools any safer,” he said.
Knezovich said he believes I-1639 only created a definition for assault rifles.
“There is no such thing as an assault weapon. There’s no such thing as an assault rifle. AR stands for the company that made the weapon,” he said. “What they did is created the definition of an assault rifle, which includes every semi-automatic rifle there is.”
“Step two will be to ban all assault weapons. When they do that, they will ban every semi-automatic rifle there is.”
“It seems like we as a nation are heading down a very slippery slope. Enforce your laws or change them. If you start picking and choosing laws, that could be very bad for this nation. That’s how tyrants are created,” he said.
– Megan Carroll for KREM, ‘There is No Such Thing as an Assault Weapon’