So, good job Washington. Criminals will continue to sell, buy, and traffic their arms in the shadows, while museums dismantle their WWII military collections… We all feel safer now, right?
Clearly, Washington State is a much safer place now that they are implementing universal background checks on all private firearm transfers. Oh, you want proof? Just look at Lynden, Washington… Thanks to the new law, a handful of antiquated WWII rifles (used in the Pacific theater) will be stripped from the dangerous hands of a local museum. I know I feel much safer. (Are you picking up on the sarcasm, or do I need to spell it out for you?)
According to the Bellingham Herald:
The Lynden Pioneer Museum will remove World War II-era guns from a current exhibit and return them to their owners, to avoid violating the new background-check law, according to the museum’s director.
Surely this is an over exaggeration, right? I mean, the law couldn’t possibly expect a museum to submit to a background check for the simple sake of displaying a privately owned firearm that is on loan? Could it?
“I read through the law about 10 different times looking for a loophole,” said Troy Luginbill, the museum’s director.