Fresh off a victory fueled by smokescreen promises with Initiative 594,   Two major anti-gun groups plan to announce their legislative plans for the 2014-15 session in Washington state.

One of the groups, founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg,  you've probably seen popping up on your Facebook page.  It's called Everytown for Gun Safety.  The other is the notorious Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility,  founded by venture capitalist Nick Hanauer.  And we say notorious, because although they want to you to forget this, they were behind the ill-fated attempt in 2013 to pass a bill that would have required county sheriffs to conduct annual searches of gun owners homes.  The search would be to ensure their guns were being 'safely and properly' stored.  You may recall Newstalk 870 spoke with the sheriffs of Benton and Franklin County, and they soundly rejected the idea as unconstitutional.

Reports indicate these groups plan to unveil a new anti-gun push through the Washington state legislature in the coming year.   Under the guise of curbing what they call gun violence,  Bloomberg's group plans a major legislative push in at least 12 states, and we are one of them.

Bloomberg, who was the guy who got rid of soda in New York City by banning sales of pop in containers larger than 16 ounces,  now believes you don't need a gun.

If you don't believe they are after guns in general, consider this quote from the President of Bloomberg's Everytown group, via USA Today (bold lettering added for emphasis):

"This is a huge amount of movement in two years on an issue where Republicans and Democrats ran for the hills for more than a decade," said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. "We're going to build on the successes of 2014 and do more."

Re read that bold lettering again..."and do more."  That alone should send a chill down your spine.    No, they will never outright try to take your gun.  They will just try to make it so difficult that you can't get one.

Bloomberg, Hanauer and others attempt to portray themselves as grassroots efforts,  trying to make it look like this is a national movement against guns.  That thousands of towns are in favor of this.   In reality, these efforts (social media, websites, etc) are cleverly designed PR tools,  funded by millions of dollars of cash,  to fool you.    Just like Obamacare,  these folks are preying upon your common sense.  There are progressive forces behind the scenes,  full of money, and gaining power.

Of course everyone would like to prevent criminal or mass shootings,   but confiscating or disarming the population isn't going to work.

It didn't work with Prohibition, and it won't work now.    For a great case study, read up on how prior to Prohibition, the Mafia was considered largely a regional issue,  and didn't require the effort from law enforcement to deal with that it does now.   The illegal liquor business boosted the Mafia to where it is today - a national force that is far more powerful than it was in the 1920's.