The Evergreen State recently passed some of the strongest gun control measures in the United States. This new law is known as Initiative 1639. It is so extreme that a lot of Washington State sheriffs and police chiefs are refusing to enforce it because of their oath to uphold the Constitution and their belief that this law is an affront to the Second Amendment.
The Governor and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson have sent these sheriffs at least three threatening letters insisting they enforce the new state law. The sheriffs have not backed down on their insistence that they cannot enforce the new statutes without violating their oath.
Police Chief Loren Culp in the small Washington town of Republic took a page out of Democrat elected official’s playbook and designated the city as “Second Amendment Sanctuary City Ordinance” and said on a Facebook post, “As long as I am Chief of Police, no Republic police officer will infringe on a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, PERIOD!”
With threatening ultimatums to the head of local law enforcement agencies not working Gov. Inslee is taking the fight directly to gun dealers. On Thursday, the Governor along with AG Ferguson sent letters to 262 dealers in these “sanctuary” cities and counties threatening legal action if they did not immediately comply with the law.