Quote of the Day
One or more lawsuits challenging this legislation will almost certainly be filed within days, if not hours, of Gov. Jay Inslee’s signing. Ultimately, we expect this law to be nullified by the courts as a violation of the Second Amendment and Washington State’s constitution. In the meantime, of course, Evergreen State gun owners will continue to be treated like second-class citizens by the self-righteous zealots behind the ban, while the criminal element will remain undeterred and unencumbered.
April 9, 2023
CCRKBA: ‘WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE PUTS POLITICS OVER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS’
These criminals view the State and Federal constitutional guarantees of certain rights and SCOTUS decisions as bugs, not features.
Prepare and respond appropriately.
They must be feeling really cocky now. Fergie and Inslee have been pushing for this since they were first elected. Maybe they’ll now mobilize our side enough to vote the bastards out – very wishful thinking.
Unfortunately our liberal state supreme court will be all peachy keen with this abomination, even though it’s in direct conflict with the state constitution.
Maybe eastern Washington can join Idaho too.
Eastern and southwestern, plus the eastward third of King and Pierce counties. Maybe all or part of Snohomish will go with the split.
The smug of King county are convinced that their taxes keep the rest of the state afloat. Maybe they’re right, maybe they’re not, but you can sell the split to Greater Seattle on the basis of keeping more of their taxes close to home.
Do the split and join Idaho along with eastern plus southwestern Oregon and northern California and northern Nevada, then when there’s another R majority in the Senate, re-split back along the old state lines into the new states of Franklin, Jefferson, Adams and Lincoln (or whatever).
In the meantime, the smug of Greater Seattle and Greater Portland and greater SanFran and Las Vegas, etc, simply haven’t factored in what it would be like to have a low regulation environment within commuting distance.
Meanwhile in Oregon, with Mz. 114 tied up in the courts, the Legislature is working on passing Senate Bill 348, which is an almost-verbatim copy-paste of Mz. 114 (“almost” because it sets the permit and renewal costs even higher and gives the State Police even longer to “process” [read: delay] the permit).
But it’s a Senate Bill and not a Ballot Initiative, so if (when) it passes it will probably require a second set of lawsuits to quash. Oregon gun owners are already donating for the Mz. 114 court cases; there isn’t much of a legal war chest left to fight SB 348.
And then there’s House Bill 2005 (as amended), which (among other things) prohibits 18-20 year-olds from purchasing firearms and changes the state’s legal definition of “receiver”, which — since an AR-pattern firearm cannot meet both the federal and state definitions — effectively bans all AR-pattern firearms.
Under the new proposed state definition, instead of being the part that houses the fire control group, as in federal law, it’s now the part that houses the breech-locking mechanism. In an AR-pattern gun, it’s the lower receiver that has the FCG, which under federal law is the “firearm” that must be serialized. But under Oregon’s new definition, the upper receiver is the part that must be serialized. Nobody serializes uppers or reports them to the ATF — they’re considered “parts” under federal law — and no currently-owned AR I’m aware of has a serialized upper. Thus, no currently-owned AR is compliant with the proposed new state definition.
This all smells of desperation. As the ninth has already been informed by the SCOTUS that such scams would not fly in California. Why should they anywhere else under their purview?
The ninth was told to view ALL decisions in light of Heller, Mcdonald, and Bruen.
The communists are realizing their biggest mistake. Gun control first. Then impose the ignorance. Instead, they took the lazy way. And now Mao’s gun barrel from which politics flows is in the Kulak’s hands.
Such foolishness on their part has cemented our power. And the movement is growing daily.
To me, it seems the last feeble act of the delusional.
There are no blue states. Only blue cities. With nothing to export but debt and misery.
If only The Founders had been so cynical as to add an amendment to the the Bill of Rights regarding *infidelity to the oath of office*, to wit: Any representative. state or federal, who introduces legislation that is blatantly repugnant to our republican form of government, and its Constitutions, shall be guilty of a crime punishable by forfeiture of office, a minimum of one year in jail and disbarment from ever holding another public office of any kind, any where in the united States.
The Supreme Court has ruled on this repeatedly for centuries. The democrat criminals KNOW they are violating the law of the land. They just think there is nobody with the stones – one on one – to hold them accountable for their criminality. See Solzhenitsyn for further instructions.
It would indeed make a good Amendment. But we already have Federal laws that has roughly the same meaning (apart from the disqualification): 18 USC 241 and 242. The problem is that these laws are not enforced, as Joe keeps pointing out.
For that matter, while SCOTUS once in a while supports the Constitution, that’s actually quite rare. Most of the time they allow usurpations and infringements, using all sorts of weasely excuses like “scrutiny”. Mencken’s observation comes to mind:
“In nothing did the founders of this country so demonstrate their essential naïveté than in attempting to constrain government from all its favorite abuses, and entrusting the enforcement of those protections to judges; that is to say, men who had been lawyers; that is to say, men professionally trained in finding plausible excuses for dishonest and dishonorable acts.” — H. L. Mencken