I just received the following in an email:
Dear Gun Rights Supporter,
The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) announced it will endorse I-591 and oppose Initiative 594. With more than 4,500 members in police agencies across Washington State, WACOPS is the state’s oldest and most influential law enforcement organization representing rank-and-file police officers and sheriff’s deputies.
WACOPS is the second statewide law enforcement organization to support I-591. The Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA) also endorsed the measure, and voted to oppose I-594.
We need to get the word out that law enforcement is on our side and debunk some of the lies the opposing camp has already begun to spread.
Our opponents have already raised over $2.6 million, more than three times the amount we’ve raised from our grassroots supporters.
They’ve received huge donations from millionaires and billionaires, like the anti-gun rights former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and unleashed a barrage of money and operatives from out-of-state to attack our rights and make us all less free.
I’ve never seen so much money and resources pour in to our state just to attack our rights.
Our campaign is sustained on small donations from people concerned about their rights and safety of their community.
But there’s no need to panic just yet. If we could raise $10 from every gun owner in our state we would be able to defeat their lies and misinformation, and preserve the rights and public safety of everyone in Washington State.
However, as I’m sure you know, not every gun owner will respond to our call for help. That’s why I need you to make a contribution that is as large as possible at this critical time.
I know I can count on you.
This is very good news but we’re not out of the woods yet. If you are a resident of the State of Washington, you need to be doing all you can to educate your neighbors about the truth of I-594.