Much the way the small infestations of blue have been imposing their will on the vast sea of red nationwide, authoritarian leftists in the Seattle area often manage to inflict their malign ideology on the rest of an otherwise mostly reasonable state. This has been facilitated by the power that money can buy, as demonstrated by Microsoft moonbats Bill Gates and Paul Allen. From Bluegrass Bruce:
The biggest battle over gun rights this election season isn’t in Washington, D.C. but in Washington State. Second Amendment supporters in Washington are facing off with the gun control lobby over dueling ballot initiatives — a pro-gun bill to prevent gun confiscation (I – 591) and an anti-gun bill to expand background checks (I – 594).
So far, it hasn’t been much of a fight. The anti-gun Washington Alliance For Gun Responsibility, supported by Seattle millionaires like Bill Gates and Paul Allen, has already raised more than $7 million in support of I – 594. The pro-gun side has raised only $1.3 million. The NRA — which just dropped $1.4 million in the Arkansas Senate race — has put only $191,000 into the fight.
Not surprisingly, polls show the anti-gunners pulling ahead, with seventy percent of voters favoring the background checks bill.
Gun-grabbers have an advantage in that many patriots in Washington don’t even know what’s going on.
Even more intrusive background checks play a large role in the liberal strategy of repealing the Second Amendment by increments. At this point every inch of ground is worth fighting tooth and nail over. Otherwise, guys like this will buy our fundamental right of self-defense out from under us: