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By Lou Marzeles

Sheriff says he will not enforce I-1639


January 16, 2019

At a constituents’ listening session Friday in Goldendale, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (R-Goldendale) reviewed bills she is pursuing in the new Washington state legislative session that began Monday and took questions from the audience.

The meeting also saw Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer make a forceful statement on his intention not only to refuse enforcement of Washington’s new Initiative 1639 (I-1639) but to actively prevent any attempt by the state to take guns from a lawful owner.

“I’ll deputize the whole county and be there to prevent that from happening,” he told the large gathering at the Quality Inn meeting room.

His remarks came when a question arose about I-1639; Songer...

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