The political left will not and cannot tolerate dissent. Read The Gulag Archipelago for just one of millions of horror stories demonstrating this. The Second Amendment Foundation Second Amendment Foundation and its founder have been a victim of this and are fighting back:
According to the complaint, “Over the last two years, the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office (“CPD”) has carried out an expansive, highly intrusive probe into the private affairs of SAF, CCRKBA, CDFE, SBA, LPP, MMM, Mr. Gottlieb, and his family. It has served Civil Investigative Demands (“CIDs”) on each of the plaintiffs, including two on Mr. Gottlieb, citing the same consumer protection laws Mr. Ferguson was recently found to have abused.” The complaint refers to a recent Washington Supreme Court ruling which “held unanimously that Mr. Ferguson’s office improperly used Washington Consumer Protection and Charitable Solicitations Acts to suppress constitutionally protected speech with which he disagreed.”
This is the complaint filed in court.
I hope Mr. Ferguson enjoys his trial and those to come.
The Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, also based in WA has endured similar harassment from the Insurance Commissioner.
> has endured similar harassment from
> the Insurance Commissioner.
He’s also chilling CCW legal-defense insurance by threatening to investigate it as “crime insurance”. USCCA no longer offers coverage in WA because of that.
Inslee, Ferguson and Kreidler, what a troika.
Good news, though, maybe: Kreidler is not seeking re-election. https://insurancenewsnet.com/innarticle/washington-insurance-commissioner-kreidler-wont-seek-re-election
Of course, this being Washington, dominated by Deep Blue King County, he’ll probably be replaced by someone just as bad.
> a recent Washington Supreme Court ruling which “held
> unanimously that Mr. Ferguson’s office improperly used
> Washington Consumer Protection and Charitable Solicitations
> Acts to suppress constitutionally protected speech with
> which he disagreed.”
Anybody have a cite for that ruling? I’d love to read it.
Re insurance: I wonder if those are the same people who want to make a CC permit contingent on having insurance. Nice scam — mandating insurance that is illegal to offer.
Liability insurance is different than insurance that covers costs for legal defense in a criminal or civil trial.
What would be interesting is if they are NOT pursuing such a policy for general legal insurance of that nature that is not specifically intended for covering legal costs resulting from a self-defense shooting, or if they are NOT pursuing such a policy for that sort of insurance that covers law enforcement officers.
Technically, ACLDF is not insurance as it requires approval by the board before costs are covered. Such approval depends on the board’s assessment as to whether the actions are legal. So it is more like a co-op. Given that the board includes Marty Hayes, Masaad Ayoob, and Dennis Tueller, I will take my chances.
That’s one thing nice about communists. They have absolutely no problem with abusing power to get their way. No matter how hypocritical.
Communism has to be savaged in it’s youth. Or It will become a monster.
There are no two ways of dealing with it.
You were always going to be hit in the head with the hammer, while your feet are being cut out from under you by the sickle.
Whatever form that comes in, the result will be the same.
Welcome to Kulakastan folks!
(And this time the Joe is senile!)
The Foresaken, by Tim Tsouliakis is another outstanding book that deals specifically with Americans who emigrated to the Soviet Union believing they were building a better society. He mostly concentrates on what happened to the Americans who found that they had somehow renounced their citizenship and surrendered their passports, giving them an express ride to the gulags, but he also mentions the terror and the show trials as they affected the native Russians, and people from other countries who found themselves prisoners within the expanding Soviet Union.
Very thorough, and richly footnoted.