From their Facebook Page:
FROM: Jonathan L. Meyer, Prosecuting Attorney
Robert Snaza, Lewis County Undersheriff
The broad language and vague definitions of I-594 have given rise to many questions and concerns.
Sheriff-Elect Rob Snaza said “The passage of I-594 has had a significant impact on firearms transfers among law abiding citizens, requiring the majority of personal transfers to be conducted through a licensed firearms dealer. This initiative modified existing law under Revised Code of Washington. The enforcement strategy of our office will be to thoroughly investigate those cases reported to us, and file these cases with the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office when appropriate. As I have previously advised, I am a strong proponent of the second amendment and each of these cases will be considered in regards to the spirit and letter of the law.”
Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said “The Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’ Office will not make criminals out of the hardworking citizens of Lewis County. Where I-594 attempts to criminalize every-day activities, I, in the exercise of my prosecutorial discretion, will not charge individuals with these types of violations. At the same time, make no mistake I will hold accountable those who, in violation of this initiative, knowingly put guns in the hands of criminals.
Same as in Colorado and Connecticut, bad laws designed to screw Law Abiding Citizens are being ignored. I have been hearing that the idiocy known as I-594 will be taken to court and challenged with a decent probability of overturning enough of it as to kill it altogether. And as it much of an unnecessary restriction on gun rights for the citizens of Washington State, I-594 is turning out to be a decent lot of ammunition to counter Bloomberg’s next attempt in Nevada and other states. It should not have come to this, but we are mature enough to know we cannot win them all and that if life gives you lemons, you should go ahead and prepare some delicious pork chops on a lemon and brown sugar glaze with steamed taters.
And we keep on fighting.