(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Firearms dealers could have licenses revoked if they break state law, letter says…
Firearm dealers received a letter from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governer Jay Inslee saying that regardless of local officials opposition to the gun control initiative I-1639, they are still required to follow state and federal law. They letter said that unless a court rules otherwise, laws and initiatives are presumed to be constitutional and as of now, no court has struck down any provision of I-1639.
Many sheriffs and some countries across the state have declared their opposition to enforcing the new gun control initiative, which implements enhanced background checks on all sales of semiautomatic assault rifles. The AG said these checks are the same as those that have been performed on pistol sales for many years. The letter also said the new law has a variety of implications for firearms dealers, including mandatory waiting periods on all semiautomatic assault rifles, safety notices and offering to sell or give trigger locks or similar devices on all firearm purchases. It also raises the age for selling semi-automatic rifles to the age 21. More