The Seattle-King County League of Women Voters found a target shot full of holes outside their office during the three-day Fourth of July weekend.
The League believes this was a threat against them for supporting I-594, The Washington Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases, which is a proposed measure that would make background checks mandatory for gun sales on the web, gun shows and personal transactions in the state of Washington (video below).
The League is trying to gather support for I-594, which will be on the state ballot in November.
“I think it’s someone who disagrees with our stance, and at a minimum they’re trying to scare us,” Allison Feher, Administrative Manager for the League, told KIRO 7.
“I think there’s some overreaction going on here,” Dave Workman, senior editor for The Gun Mag, said. “There’s a lot of difference between a political statement and a threat. Whoever did that certainly does not represent the firearms community."
However, there was never any claim that the person who left the target represented any group.
“This apparent attempt to intimidate us will not dissuade us from our work,” Ellen Barton, president of the League, told SeattlePi.com.
“The League of Women Voters will continue to be a forum for dialogue, research and education on gun violence, and we look forward to reasonable, robust dialogue in the months ahead,” Barton added.