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BREAKING! SAF lawsuit challenges I-594

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Thank you Dave.
     
  3. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    Where do we send money to help with the lawsuit?
     
  4. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    This can only be good news for those in WA. Good luck SAF!!
     
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  5. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    *AWESOME* ;);)
     
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  6. Blane67

    Blane67 columbia gorge Active Member

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    Nice!!!
     
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  7. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Awesome doesn't begin to describe your contribution to this, lady!



    NOW... a small favor... everybody who posts a response here, please cut and paste it over to Examiner. This could be the hot story of the week, and a gem of a New Year's launch! Let 'em know all over the country how you feel about this.

    BTW: Lowly Monk...Don't thank me. Thank Alan Gottlieb, SAF, our own Monica Cowles, and the other plaintiffs. I'm just a no-account screed-peddler.

    donations to SAF:

    12500 N.E. Tenth Place
    Bellevue, WA 98005

    Contributions to SAF are tax-deductible
     
  8. WasrNwarpaint

    WasrNwarpaint Portland Well-Known Member

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    this is a step in the right direction....and an organization Im willing to get behind

    AGAIN I SCREAM......... where is the NRA...
    still phone soliciting? I really dont know I had to block their phone number...:mad:

    I just made a donation to SAF to help pay legal fees.
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    everyone make a donation no matter how small it all helps...

    dont like I 594...this time put up or shut up!

    edit: link to make a donation https://www.saf.org/?page_id=66
     
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  9. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    Aw...shucks, I'm just a li'l squeaky wheel....honored to be given a small part....:rolleyes:
     
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  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I hope they stick it to them!!!
     
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  11. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    One can use the amazon affiliate system to help SAF as well. Just use www.saf.org\amazon for your amazon purchases and they get a small cut.
     
  12. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Very nice. Interesting they went with Federal court, not State.

    I purchase all my company IT hardware on Amazon through the Amazon Smile donation link, and the proceeds benefit SAF.
     
  13. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, I'm not a WA resident, but I went ahead and joined the SAF tonight. I hope they can make some headway and put a stop to I-594.
     
  14. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    This is the best news I've heard in a while. It's about time we went on the offensive. I hope it sets a good example for Oregon pro-gun groups. With a Democrat controlled legislature and a rubber stamp governor there is going to be a lot of manure pushed though the Oregon legislature the year. The courts may be our only recourse.
     
  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm in!!!!
    I knew a suit was coming but was not sure who was going to take the lead, now I know where any extra money I come by will be sent.
    Yes, I'm still a lovely caveman and pay in cash just so those with the plastic have to finally slow down;) & smell my green.....
     
  16. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    ....indeed, where is the NRA? Very disappointing.....
     
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  17. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Check wrote. Will mail in the morning at work. No stamp at home :-(
     
  18. TacticalDragQueen

    TacticalDragQueen E.WA Member

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    Finally! I have been waiting since Dec.5 to hear this news! :s0101:

    My rights ,are not to be voted on!
    Thanks to all who are putting up the good fight!
    Donating tonite.
     
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  19. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you are so disappointed (and a member) why have you not already contacted them to get the word "straight from the horses mouth"? The real question is "What did you actually do to fight I594"?
    I did and here is the response I received:


    Mr. Caveman Jim,

    Thank you for contacting the NRA-ILA regarding Initiative 594 in Washington State.

    The NRA strongly opposed I-594, a comprehensive and very well-funded attempt to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners in Washington State. While we were disappointed that a majority of Washington voters decided to vote in favor of I-594, NRA was very actively involved in defeating the measure:
    • NRA spent more than $500,000 on the campaign to defeat I-594.
    • NRA formed a separate political action committee (PAC) -- National Rifle Association of America Washingtonians Opposed to 594 -- to defeat I-594.
    • NRA launched a website --Vote No 594 -- specifically to defeat I-594.
    • NRA led the outreach effort to Washington law enforcement, garnering the support of 27 of the 39 County Sheriffs and virtually all rank-and-file law enforcement in opposition to I-594.
    • NRA released articles in our magazines and websites regarding I-594, and the cover story in the September issue of America's 1st Freedom was an article on I-594, which informed every member in the state of Washington about the initiative.
    • NRA included a "VOTE NO 594" flyer and bumper sticker in the October issue of NRA members' magazines that were sent to every member in the state of Washington.
    • NRA sent mailers and made phone calls to hundreds of thousands of targeted non-member voters in the state of Washington, asking them to "VOTE NO 594".
    • NRA bought billboard messages in key areas around the state.
    • NRA had an aggressive social media outreach effort.
    • NRA ran hundreds of thousands of dollars of targeted digital media advertising for several months (see videos here, here, and here).
    In addition to the regular staff who coordinate our efforts in Washington State, the NRA hired two, full-time Campaign Field Representatives whose sole charge was to educate gun owners and Second Amendment supporters of the threat I-594 posed to their rights and to ensure they voted against the initiative.

    Our field staff accomplished the following in support of our cause in Washington:
    • Signed up tens of thousands of supporters and encouraged them to vote against I-594
    • Distributed 60,000 flyers
    • Printed and disseminated 8,000 yard signs, 30,000 door hangers, 10,000 bumper stickers, buttons and other items
    • Knocked 18,000 doors
    • Made 7,000 phone calls
    • Attended hundreds of events
    • Conducted three Grassroots Workshops
    • Signed up nearly 900 new FrontLines™ Volunteers to help us in our campaign to defeat I-594
    • Recruited more than 20 new Second Amendment Activist Centers
    • More than doubled our number of Election Volunteer Coordinators
    Please also bear in mind that, in our fight to defeat I-594, NRA faced unprecedented spending by a handful of billionaires and wealthy elitists, who gave the anti-gun lobby over $10 million to spend in support of I-594. And, while we were fighting in Washington State, we were simultaneously engaged in battles on multiple fronts, in all 50 states, requiring NRA resources to be spread over a vast political landscape.

    NRA was fighting battles in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, in thousands of state legislative races, and in numerous gubernatorial and attorney general races. In the end, we were successful in achieving a number of very significant victories in elections all across the country, most notably electing a pro-gun U.S. Senate, which will pay dividends for gun owners nationwide (for more information on some of our victories, please click here).

    Further, NRA was fully engaged in Washington state legislative races. We won virtually every critical race and will be aided by a philosophically supportive majority in Olympia.

    Moving forward, NRA will continue to focus public awareness on the ineffectiveness of I-594 to stem violence or prevent determined criminals from getting guns. We will also expose gun control supporters’ attempts to transform the federal and state background check systems into registries of gun transfers and, ultimately, registries of gun possession.

    Obviously, we are disappointed in the outcome of I-594 and are committed to doing everything we can to mitigate the damage caused to our members in Washington State. We are already in discussions about legislative remedies to the most onerous provisions. As always, we will continue to work in whatever arena is realistic – legislative, legal or political – to address the concerns of our members.

    Respectfully,

    Rocco P

    NRA-ILA, Grassroots Division
     
  20. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    If you're assuming I didn't contact them, you're making an incorrect assumption. As a life member, I assumed I'd have heard something back, but all I got was deafening silence. Kudos to you for actually getting a reply.