After several years of anti-gun rallies across the country, it’s time for Second Amendment advocates to band together in Washington — which is quickly becoming one of the more liberal states in the nation.
Conservatives started to be outnumbered in the far west of the country several years ago, with Oregon, California and Washington leading the charge. While there are still parts of the country that vote staunchly Republican, the Puget Sound region is overwhelmingly handed to Democrats on election time. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most populated areas of the state. That’s part of what makes the upcoming gun rights rally on April 27, 2019 an exciting event for Second Amendment supporters and the gun community.
In this second annual event, the March For Our Rights provides gun rights advocates a way to voice their frustrations with recent legislation that has been pushed through the state. There is also a major gun show being held less than 50 miles away, making it the ideal time for traveling to the area and making a weekend of the events.
Last fall, voters in the state passed a controversial law that raised the minimum purchase age for semiautomatic rifles to 21. Another changed how these weapons were referred to — they are now officially called “semiautomatic assault rifles”, a name that is sure to inflame liberals throughout the state.
Anti-gun lobbyists are having a field day in Oregon and Washington lately, getting some pretty controversial legislation pushed through meant to limit the rights of gun owners throughout the area. Some of the recent laws even limit how individuals are able to store their firearms in their homes. While guns are still allowed in the home, they have to be stored in specific ways that make it very difficult for homeowners to quickly get access to them in the event of an emergency. The upcoming event seeks to draw awareness to the dangers of restricting Second Amendment rights, while also raising funds to help support the fight against additional legislation lawmakers are preparing.
A good showing at the late April event is planned to help lawmakers see that there is a significant portion of the state that still opposes this kind of tyranny. Individuals in the area are keeping tabs on how lawmakers place their votes, and want to make it clear that this will be considered in the 2020 election. It is hoped that this is an eye-opening overview to Democrats who are focused on limiting the rights of others.
~ Firearm Daily