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Seattle Speaks: The City's Gun Ban - Where Do You Stand?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Sun195, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    If you are a member of CityClub or Town Hall, it might be worth attending this event:

    My guess is that the public hearing didn't go very well for City, so this will be used to generate more "positive" feedback on the proposal. Attend if you can. Actually, CityClub is a pretty good group to join if you're interested in regional governance-type issues.
     
  2. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    Say WHAT? This has been covered. Our State AG told the mayor he can't do it.

    This is making me mad. I need to stop here before I post something that will surely get me banned.
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    If you recall, this has always been "due to go into effect later in X time period". I think it keeps getting delayed for a few reasons. First, people have been vocally against it (I suspect this event is meant to create some positive press for the notion). Second, delaying may allow them to slip it in under the radar when no one is watching. And third, this places it closer to the election so he can use it as an issue to run on (which, unfortunately, would probably benefit him in Seattle).

    It's important to keep the heat on this issue. If you can attend this, do it. I expect it will come down to a court challenge in the end anyway.

    One good thing: Chief Kerlikowske is moving on to the Obama Administration to become the new drug czar. With him gone, there's one less gun-control advocate at the City.

    But, yes, please don't post something so I have to ban you. I'm new to this stuff - take it easy on me! :laugh:
     
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of the sign above the stockade at the Presidio, "Obedience to the law is freedom."

    Anyway,
    Too bad it's not an open meeting. The responses to the thread about "do you carry with a round in the chamber" have got me thinking that some people who have CPL's don't yet have the training they should have, and that some training and proficiency testing before issue might be a good idea up here in Washington.

    Going through the DOJTC course here was a positive experience for me (however disjointed all the agencies are for professional licensing) and just suggesting somebody read a book while they fill out the CPL paperwork doesn't quite compare to a day-long course and live fire qualification for safe handling and accuracy.

    So if I were able to attend this meeting those things would be on my mind, of course Mayor Nickels can take a long walk off of Pier 47 with his unconstitutional ban measure.
     
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  5. SimonJester308

    SimonJester308 kitsap county Member

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    The moment it goes into effect, I will be going to a piece of city property with my pistol, and my concealed carry permit in anticipation of being ticketed. When I do I will then be taking the case as far as I have to until its shown to be against the state constitution and struck down. I will be like Rosa Parks, but armed.
     
  6. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Just be aware you could end up like Rodney King...
     
  7. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Hope u have lotsa money. youll need it. Go get 'em.
     
  8. SimonJester308

    SimonJester308 kitsap county Member

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    Do you really think that police do things like that unprovoked? Im talking about a just act of civil disobedience.
     
  9. SimonJester308

    SimonJester308 kitsap county Member

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    Do you mean to tell me that by one person standing up for what is right would go it alone? No one here would chip in, instead they would rather impotently pound away about the big bully in seattle picking on their rights, and bemoan the injustice of it all? Or would they roll up their sleeves like men, stand up and do what they could for what is right? I may be a cynic, but even my faith is larger than a mustard seed, and after word got to GOA, JPFO, and the NRA, and every forum and meet up group my wife and I are members of, I doubt I will stand alone.
     
  10. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    You're armed and cops, like most people, prefer to go home in one piece at the end of the day. I doubt it would be as "enthusiastic" as the treatment King got, but there's the possibility of tasting the pavement before it's over with. Just make sure you have your "Save Simon" legal defense donation paypal account set up before you go. :thumbup:
     
  11. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Consider all the consequences before doing this, is it a felony? If so you are risking the possibility of never legally owning a firearm in your lifetime.
     
  12. SimonJester308

    SimonJester308 kitsap county Member

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    JumpWing and Trlsmn, wise advice, the situation will be discussed with a firearms law firm and several law enforcement personnel as to the best approach. All consequences will be weighed, but still a decision will have to be made, and this will have to be challenged.