The passage of I-1639 has gun sales in Washington quickly rising, a trend that’s become consistent with candidates and ballot measures in favor of gun control.
I-1639 faced significant opposition from pro-gun advocates throughout Washington state as well as nationwide. Now that it’s passed, a $25 fee will be attached to the purchase of any semiautomatic weapon, along with a handful of additional hurdles to boot.
Naturally, this has many scrambling to get ahead of this.
“Do people rush in to go buy a gun now to avoid the $25?” asked John Curley on KIRO Radio. “They probably already thought about buying a gun so this just motivates them to go get one now.”