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Dangerous Initiative to be voted on in November in Washington State!!
The following article was written by Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of Wes Knodel.
Since 1995 I've been the owner and operator of gun shows in the Pacific Northwest. As you already know, I'm a big supporter of your right to keep and bear arms, and our rights to freely assemble.
I want to continue to run the kind of gun shows that offer a quality experience for all gun owners, hunters, outdoorsmen, and competitive or recreational shooters.
However, there is an initiative on the November ballot in Washington State that threatens to permanently put that in jeopardy and could put all gun shows out of business, and even make you and I criminals overnight.
Initiative 594 is an 18 page gun control law that would criminalize ALL private sales and ALL transfers of firearms without background checks, require registration of your firearms and all your private information in al massive government database.
As if that weren't bad enough, I-594 would also increase the waiting period for firearms, ban youth hunting with direct supervision and redirect scarce law enforcement resources to go after law-abiding gun owners instead of violent criminals walking our streets and neighborhoods.
Needless to say, I-594 is an outrageous bad law that attacks our rights and makes us all less safe.
Thankfully, there is also a proposal on the ballot that not only addresses bad laws already on the books, (such as Washington State's emergency gun ban law) but also could defeat 594 should both pass.
I want to fight as hard as we can against 594, and the best defense is also a good offense. That's why I'm also supporting I-591 and Protect Our Gun Rights, a coalition of gun rights groups, gun collectors, hunters, gun owners and rank-and-file law enforcement.
Initiative 591 is also going to be on the November ballot in Washington State. It is vital that we support I-591 to fight against gun confiscation (like what happened in the wake of Hurricane Katrina) but to also defeat I-594.
Supporting I-591 is extremely vital because it stops Washington State from adopting stricter gun control laws under the banner of "background checks".
I-591 poses a legal problem for I-594 whose backers didn't account for I-591 being on the ballot too when they wrote their bill.
Unfortunately we are already losing ground, not only in the polls, but in the money race as well.
Supporters of the gun control initiative have already raised more than $2.7 million dollars. Rich millionaires like Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates and Nick Hanauer are attacking our rights and pledging millions to the effort.
Gun Rights supporters have only been able to raise less that $1 million for the ballot initiative fight. We're way behind and now's the time to act.
I want to continue doing gun shows and enjoy ALL of our rights for years to come. And I want those rights to remain intact and safe for all of you and your families.
This fight is only beginning, but with less than 100 days until the November ballot, the time to get in the fight and push back is NOW, not later..
Wes Knodel Gun Shows
PS: Oregon residents need to pay attention to this as well because if folks like Michael Bloomberg and the Brady Campaign are successful in Washington, you can bet your bottom dollar they'll be coming to Oregon next. We need to stop the anti-gun campaign now before it spreads to our state.
Please contribute to one, or even better BOTH, of the Yes of 591 / No on 594 pro-gun rights campaigns. Our rights depend on it.
Checks for the campaign may be mailed to:
POGR Yes on 591 (AND) WeCARE No on 594
12500 NE 10th Pl.
Bellevue, WA 98005
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EMAIL CONFIDENTIALITY ISSUE
A couple of weeks ago I received an email newsletter from the Portland Metropolitan EXPO center. It was advertised as a medium for announcing upcoming events at the center.
In the normal course of business many exhibitors have asked why they are suddenly getting emails from the EXPO center. I encouraged them to ask the EXPO center since it originated from there.
One of my participants did so and received this reply. I redacted the name to protect the confidentially. Then copy and pasted below.
“NAME – Thank you for your call. I took the time to immediately find
this information for you. Your inclusion was provided as a courtesy from
Collectors West. We had approval to mail to the list provided and
your email was then added to our growing listing for Sports and
Outdoors. This is a new effort over the past year on the part of the
Our intention is for mailings roughly 4 times a year for a brief newsletter on all events over the quarter, and occasional informational postcards on specific events that meet the criteria of the given category. Timing of the mailings is dependent on staff time available. It is not our intention to over mail to people. Simply to inform them and hopefully drive attendance to the many positive events taking place here. The various categories are found here: http://www.expocenter.org/newsletter.htm Additionally and as many others are doing, we are also participating in social media and have pages for MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. All have the intention of increasing attendees and awareness.
Should you wish to unsubscribe your current e-mail from the list, the link at the bottom of the newsletter takes you to a simple site to do so, including an option for a confirming e-mail to be sent. If you would like me to do so for you on your behalf, I am happy to assist.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Further questions you can call or e-mail me at the contact information below.
Join the e-XPO Newsletter! www.expocenter.org/newsletter.htm
Most of the emails gathered were from DOOR PRIZE entry forms handed to participants when admission is paid. On these forms it clearly states, “Contact information will be used to update our mailing list and WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.”
I wish to clearly state those of us at Wes Knodel Gun Shows, Inc. do not take our commitments lightly and was not provided by us.
WES KNODEL GUN SHOWS INC. and ROSE CITY GUN SHOWS INC. ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL ONLY USE CONTACT INFORMATION TO UPDATE OUR MAILING LIST AND THAT INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL FOR ALL OTHER PURPOSES. WE DO NOT SELL OR PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION TO ANY OTHER ENTITY.
What to do?
Since the WES KNODEL GUN SHOWS email list is held in strict confidence we will never sell, barter or otherwise release it to anyone.
The Portland Metropolitan Exposition center and its employees are working diligently to provide their events with the best marketing tools available to insure us with a successful and enjoyable experience. There is confusion about two promoters doing gun shows at the same venue. I encourage anyone who wishes to participate in ANY event there, to subscribe to the EXPO newsletter.
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