If you think that a state you don’t live in doesn’t affect you with its laws, think again. To that end, please share and email around this letter to Rep. Mike Hope, a Marine veteran and current Seattle police officer, who is co-sponsoring a bill to force universal background checks, effectively ending the ability of one law abiding citizen to sell a firearm to another law abiding citizen without the government getting involved. Several states are doing this, and it is incredibly important that we all get off our butts and stop this madness.
Regarding the bill HB 1588 in the WA State Legislature, sent to Rep. Mike Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Rep. Mike Hope,
As my representative, it is your job to speak for me. Your website says you understand this concept, and as a member of the state legislature, one would hope you’re well-versed enough in the Constitution to grasp the purpose of your elected position. As someone who has worn the uniform of a United States Marine, one would hope you can wrap your head around the basic values that you once defended. Your current support of HB 1588–and your disrespectful, rude, arrogant and even childish comments to your constituents, however, prove otherwise.
Read the rest of the letter at Victory Girls and be sure to share with friends and family living in Washington State.