‘March for our Rights’ brings 2,500 to WA capitol steps

Conservative Firing Line | 4/21/2018 | Staff
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Less than 24 hours after a Seattle-based gun control lobbying group announced a new citizen initiative to add age restrictions to the purchase of semi-auto modern sporting rifles, an estimated 2,500 Evergreen State gun owners gathered on the state capitol steps to say “not so fast.”

Dubbed the “March for Our Rights,” the rally was organized by a 26-year-old expectant mother and a veteran gun rights activist. Using social media and networking, they brought together the biggest gun rights gathering since more than 1,000 people gathered to protest passage of Initiative 594 in late 2014.

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Organizer Tessa Ashley of Tacoma is opposed to the new initiative, which would raise the minimum age for purchasing a semi-auto rifle to 21, and requiring a waiting period and so-called “enhanced background check” and a safety training course, according to the Seattle Times.

“I want less government,” Ashley told a reporter. “We have too much government. I believe in small government.”

Ashley - Prohibitionists - Teens - Children - Agenda

Ashley also accused gun prohibitionists of exploiting teens and younger children to push its anti-gun agenda.

Not a member of any gun rights organization, Ashley was excited at the turnout. A week earlier, another gun rights rally was held on the Capitol steps in a steady rain, and only about 200 people showed. This time around, the...
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