Please read the complete text of Initiative 594.
The sole purpose of Initiative 594 is to expand existing background checks to include gun sales made by private parties over the Internet, through classified advertising and at gun shows. There is nothing in the proposal that requires gun registration or would lead to gun confiscation.
Licensed dealers are already required to conduct background checks for all firearm sales in the state. There is nothing in the initiative that is a “steppingstone to gun control” or to “totally disarm the American people.”
This is not repression. This is about concerned citizens taking action and working through the legislative process to bring common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence in our communities.
This initiative will simply ensure that a background check is conducted for every gun purchase. There is nothing sinister, cunning or threatening to the Second Amendment.
Convicted criminals lose their constitutional right to own guns (they also lose other civil rights, i.e. the right to vote). The courts can reinstate this right when and if it determines an individual has satisfied the requirements of his other sentence. Law-abiding citizens have nothing to lose by undergoing a background check when purchasing a gun.
Read the initiative, get the facts and decide for yourself.