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Another Gun Ban in Seattle - REAL

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Jaybo, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    On his way out of office, Mr. Dickles.. is pushing his liberal, left agenda again, this time, if its adopted, could be imposed as early as October... heres the link to the ordinance, and public comment....:thumbdown:

    http://www.seattle.gov/firearmsrule/
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    REALLY? At a Folklife Festival? weird...
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Does the state of Washington have a pre-emption clause?
     
  4. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    Yes, and this would be in direct violation of it. This ban has no "legal teeth", but it opens the door to the city getting sued, and losing terribly should someone choose to fight this. The City has no legal standing to enforce this.
     
  5. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    So, I wonder if the shooter was legally in possession of a firearm (i.e. a felon). I bet there's a good chance the shooter has a criminal record that would prohibit him from possessing a gun. Do you think it would break the perps heart to violate one more 'law' by carrying a firearm to the next Folklife Fest?
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I read the reports. He had a CHL and the gun holstered. Someone saw it, started a fight, the gun was pulled from the holster (by whoever) and it discharged.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/19271064.html

    What?! He got shot in the nose with a 9mm glock? Ouch.
     
  7. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Wow. That's kinda weird. Probably shouldn't wear capris with an ankle holster:D
     
  8. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    This thread wasn't really started to re-hash old news guys. The incident cited for instituting this ban, was far blown out of proportion, and the media had a field day with it.

    The point was to let everyone KNOW that this is going on... and to PLEASE fill out the comment section.. rather, send your comments. Comments are only going to be heard / received until OCT 4th and then a decision is gong to be made whether or not to adopt this. The state AG has already stated that any ban imposed by the city of officials of Seattle would be in direct violation of Washington State law, however, this has NOT stopped DICKLES from trying. Personally I think he KNOWS it wont pass, but down the road, can use it to garner support from the liberal left, saying "HE TRIED" and "DID ALL HE COULD DO"... Especially if he makes a play for Governor... (HINT HINT)
     
  9. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Well. I'm in Oregon but my identical 'twin' sent a comment through the website:D