Erica had an unnerving story last week: The Seattle office of the League of Women Voters found a bullet hole-riddled gun range target on their doorstep after the July 4 holiday weekend. The group believed the creepy gesture was a response to its support for I-594, the statewide measure to require background checks for gun sales online and at gun shows.
More than a week later, on July 17th, police received a call about a second target with bullet holes tacked to a tree at 17th and E. Madison Street, about two blocks away from where police found the first practice target.
Officers did not find any bullet damage at either scene, at it appears both targets were shot at before they were placed at the two sites.
Police have little information about who’s been posting these targets, or what their motivation might be, but SPD is investigating and asking anyone who knows anything about these incidents to call 911.
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which opposes I-594, and is supporting an opposing measure, I-591, that would prevent any gun control measures that are more strict than federal guidelines (i.e., no background checks at gun shows), says the target is a fundraising and publicity stunt by I-594 proponents.
CCRKBA has contributed $280,000 to the 591 campaign. LWV has not contributed to the 594 campaign.