- Complete video (nearly 115 minutes, Kristen Comer of Washington Ceasefire is on at 19:15, I come on screen at 99:20)
- King5 news
- Komo News (text version here)
- Nathan Johnson testimony
Listen to the Washington Ceasefire representative. A partial transcript of her testimony:
We vigorously support this cities efforts to reduce gun violence through this common sense regulation. We think that firearms don’t have a place in our parks or city events. We think that our parks and city events will be safer without firearms. And we think those of us who feel safer that way have a right to our own personal feelings of safety just like someone who has a right to have a firearm has a right to own their firearm. And we feel like this is a good rule that has been adopted by jurisdictions across the state that is designed to balance both our interest in public safety and our interest in the right to bear arms. And we believe this sort of policy will help keep our parks and city events safe places for us to be.
Emphasis on “feel” in her verbal testimony. No facts–it’s all about feelings. If she felt safer if dark skinned people had a dusk curfew would that make it a “common sense regulation”? Would that be “designed to balance both our interest in public safety and our interest in minority rights”?
Kristen Comer, as well as Mayor Nickels, need to answer Just One Question as well as read the Washington State Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Apparently they think feelings are more important than facts and specifically enumerated inalienable and guaranteed rights.