West Coast lefties want a ‘wall’ to keep out gun owners
Anti-2nd Amendment crusaders in Washington State and Oregon are looking to pass California-style gun control legislation with the goal of forming a “West Coast Wall” of draconian anti-firearm regulations along the Pacific coast.
The effort is being spearheaded by the anti-2nd Amendment groups Washington CeaseFire and Ceasefire Oregon, both of which have lobbied heavily for stronger state and federal firearm laws for decades.
On its website, CeaseFire Oregon provides a few examples of what it sees as “common sense” gun safety improvements, including requiring:
- A microstamped code on each bullet that links it to a specific gun
- Magazine disconnect mechanisms (MDM) that prevent a gun from loading a bullet in the chamber
- Loaded chamber indicator (LCI or CLI) to show that bullets are still in the gun
- “Smart guns” with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or biometric recognition (fingerprint) capability.
- Banning assault rifles like the AR 15 and high-capacity magazines that hold more than 5 rounds of ammunition will greatly reduce death and injury.
Washington Ceasefire promotes similar firearm safety ideas.
But right now, the groups are looking closely at neighboring California for a blueprint for banning firearm magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds and so-called “assault weapons” and the “bullet buttons” California politicians claim circumvent the bans.
The groups’ leaders say California’s example and mainstream media’s current anti-gun attitudes make it an opportune moment to make the entire West Coast a 2nd Amendment abuse zone.
And by far, their biggest goal is expanding bans on so-called “assault weapons.”
“We’re not under any illusion that the assault-weapons ban is going to solve all of our problems,” Ralph Fascitelli, board president of Washington CeaseFire, told Seattle Times, “but it is low-hanging fruit, the kind of action that has the greatest chance of succeeding.”