The Seattle-King County League of Women Voters says that a bullet-riddled target left outside of their offices was meant to be an act of intimidation because of their support for background checks on firearms.
The administrative manager of the group, Allison Feher, said that she believed the group was being targeted because of their support for I-594, which would require background checks for firearms sales at all events, over the Internet, and person-to-person sales. Speaking of the paper target left over the 4th of July weekend, Feher said that:
“I think it’s someone who disagrees with our stance, and at a minimum they’re trying to scare us.”
However, Dave Workman, the senior editor for “The Gun Man,” argued that the women were overreacting, telling KIRO that:
“I think there’s some over-reaction going on here. There’s a lot of difference between a political statement and a threat. Whoever did that certainly does not represent the firearms community.”
According to Raw Story, Workman said that they could’ve been made by a “pellet gun.” Because a pellet gun somehow makes the threat less salient:
Workman argued that the holes in the target could have been made by a pellet gun because they were small.
“It’s juvenile,” he opined. “These people who support I-591 are a pretty dedicated lot. They might show up in front of the office and picket the place. But leaving a target like that, that’s first-grade stuff, it’s kind of silly.”
But the League isn’t taking any chance. It said that the incident had been reported to the Seattle Police Department.
You can watch a video report below about I-594: