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  • Looking for Picture of "No Gun" sign at Cascade Mall in Burlington Washington

    09/26/2016 8:40:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 Se[ptember, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Brandy Shreve/ Skagit Valley Herald The Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington is the latest site of a mass killing.  Motive is uncertain, but the shooting was done by a 20 year old immigrant from Turkey, who came here as a young boy.   The Cascade Mall has been widely reported as a gun free zone.  I believe it is.  It has been stated that the parent company, Macerich, has a corporation wide gun free zone policy.  From an opencarry.org post: Cascade Mall (201 Cascade Mall Drive) - Burlington (Macerich Corporate-wide policy, due to this thread)  I am...
  • Time to ban one of America’s favorite weapons(seattle)

    09/14/2016 11:13:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | editors
    NO matter how many times the gun lobby says it, more guns won’t make Americans safer. That’s especially true of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. America has seen again and again the lethal cost of these weapons of destruction deployed in civil society, from Newtown, Conn., to Orlando, Fla., to San Bernadino, Calif., to Umpqua Community College to Mukilteo. Although these so-called “assault weapons,” fitted with high capacity magazines, are used in a small fraction of America’s gun homicides, they are terrifyingly powerful when deployed. Such weapons resulted in 155 percent more people shot and nearly 50 percent more people...
  • Photo's from Trump rally yesterday in Everett,WA

    08/31/2016 12:30:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    08/31/16 | Entropy & Jonrick
    Repeating combined photo's posted yesterday by me and jonrick.
  • Trump: "The Democratic Party Is The Party Of Slavery"

    08/31/2016 2:53:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 8/30/16 | Tim Hains
    At a rally Tuesday night in Everett, Washington, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump referenced the Democratic Party's role in the history of slavery and racial oppression and said he was proud to represent "Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party." "Nothing makes me more honored and proud than to be the nominee of Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party," Trump said. About the Democrats, he said: "It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow, the party of oppression." "Our party will fight to bring hope to every forgotten stretch of this country. Once again, we will be...
  • Photo's & Observations from Trump Rally in Everett,WA

    08/30/2016 11:46:48 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    Aug 31, 2016 | Entropy12
    Trump Rally in Xfinity Arena, Everett, WA
  • Donald Trump Rally, Everett Washington – 10:00pm Live Stream

    08/30/2016 6:58:57 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 37 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Candidate Donald Trump is on the West Coast today with a rally in Everett, Washington. The venue is the Xfinity Arena of Everett, and the event rally with Trump is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm PDT / 10:00pm EDT: Given the venue and the line-up of speakers the event will most likely begin early
  • Washington State To Teach Transgenderism To Kindergartners

    06/02/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 50 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    By fall 2017 Washington state public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners under newly-approved health education learning standards that designate sexual health a “core idea” of public K-12 education. While some aspects of sexual health aren’t taught K-12 (HIV prevention begins in fourth grade), one component of sexual health titled “Self-Identity” begins in kindergarten, where students will be expected to “Understand there are many ways to express gender." The state’s health education glossary defines gender as “A social construct based on emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to a person’s assigned biological sex.” Gender expression, meanwhile, is defined...
  • Point Roberts (an American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula)

    04/22/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 22, 2016
    The Convention of 1818 between Britain and America following the War of 1812 had a tough job to take on: determining the border between Canada and the United States. In an effort to avoid controversy and confusion caused by drawing the boundary based on watershed, the two countries agreed on a simpler solution: the 49th parallel. There were, of course, multiple problems that arose with this solution, including the fact that Vancouver Island was split in two by the imaginary line. The debate over whether the line of latitude should split the island in two or if it should be ignored,...
  • Video of WA Convenience Store Gunfight

    03/01/2016 4:14:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 February,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 18 February, 2016, a robber and store clerk Seul Lim exchanged shots in Lim’s Pacific Quickmart.  The robber is believed to be Tyrone Prophet, Jr.Prophet is 23, Lim is 30.  Police believe that Prophet may have been involved in a string of armed robberies in the area, one of which involved a shooting of another clerk. In the shootout, one shot was fired by each of the two participants.  Lim missed and Prophet’s shot hit Lim in the abdomen.  A .380 pistol was recovered when Prophet was arrested.  It is likely that the shot by Prophet did...
  • Washington GOP to caucus Saturday, but it won’t count for presidential race

    02/20/2016 3:09:29 AM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 18, 2016
    "Instead, Saturday’s GOP caucuses will focus mainly on electing delegates to upcoming county and legislative-district conventions. Attendees also will have a chance to propose resolutions and debate issues for the Republican platform."
  • Washington State Lawmakers Push Gun Storage Law, ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    01/23/2016 7:17:00 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 22 Washington state lawmakers held a hearing on a proposal to requirement gun owners in the state to lock up their guns in the home. This comes just under two weeks after state representative Jim Moeller (D-49th) introduced legislation to ban the possession of the "assault weapons" in the state. According to The News Tribune, Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-Lake Forest Park) spoke for requiring law-abiding citizens to lock up their guns in their homes. Kagi said, "Requiring gun owners to safely store firearms is common sense." She added, "About 1 million households in Washington state contain unsafe firearms,...
  • Washington State Dem Introduces Bill to Ban Possession of ‘Assault Weapons’

    01/16/2016 9:49:36 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On January 11, Washington state representative Jim Moeller (D-49th) introduced legislation to ban the possession of “assault weapons” in the state. Moeller’s definition of an “assault weapon” also includes any semiautomatic pistol “that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.” In addition to pistols that accept detachable magazines, HB 2354 defines a “assault weapon” as: A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a 27 detachable magazine and has one or more of the following: A pistol grip or thumbhole stock; Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that 30 can be held by the nontrigger...
  • Goldilocks Ruling in Washington Supreme Court on Knives as Arms

    01/07/2016 7:00:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Washington State Supreme Court issued an insane ruling on December 31st.  The ruling was written by Justice Charles Wiggens, pictured above.  The case was City of Seattle v. Wayne Anthony Evans.  I classify this sort of opinion as Goldilocks gun control.  While this case involves knives, the approach is the same.  Under Goldilocks gun control, guns are restricted under any imaginable restriction, until the ones that are left are such a small number that they are acceptable to disarmists.  Either guns are "too big" (.50 caliber rifles) or too small (easily concealable), too military (weapons of war) or...
  • Seattle police arrest couple found with 400 pairs of jeans

    10/17/2015 11:54:12 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | , October 16, 2015 | staff reporter
    Seattle police have arrested a husband and wife they say have an "insatiable appetite for denim." Police said in a news release they arrested a 63-year-old man and 58-year-old woman after finding 400 pairs of jeans, perfume, purses and shoes at their Beacon Hill home Thursday.
  • Seahawks-Themed Tent Trailer Adrift In Puget Sound [Photo In Comments]

    10/10/2015 1:33:30 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 14 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 09 October 2015 | Vienna Catalani
    The pop-up camper started its journey in Olalla [20 miles south of Seattle], and belongs to an Olympia man who told Coast Guard members that "it's gone adrift before." It was spotted floating off Blake Island Saturday morning, and was seen floating in ferry lanes near Vashon Island around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
  • State Fair Bans Guns; State Fair Workers Robbed at Gun Pont

    09/23/2015 8:33:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Washington State Fair is one of the few locations in the State that bans the legal carry of firearms.  That policy is directly stated in the rules for the fair.   From thefair.com: The following items will not be allowed at the Washington State Fair,Weapons of any kind, including knives and all firearms The effect of creating a weapons free zone was not lost on a group of criminals.  They used the fact that fair workers were known to be disarmed to their advantage.  Three different armed robberies of State Fair workers were committed in less than 20 minutes, on...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • WA: Tacoma Gun Disposal Boxes?

    09/10/2015 9:08:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     Tacoma Drug Disposal Box.  Officials are considering a version for guns. In Tacoma, Washington, officials are considering the idea of a gun drop box where people can turn in guns for destruction without any interaction with police.  The theory is that there are people in poor, crime ridden neighborhoods who want to get rid of a gun, but do not want interaction with police. The working theory  is that the box would be in a place without surveillance, and the guns dropped off would be checked out by police, then destroyed.  From mynorthwest.com: The city is investigating how to...
  • Ted Cruz in Seattle: Fundraising Reception with Ted Cruz!

    08/11/2015 1:01:47 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 61 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | August 11, 2015 | Ted Cruz Campaign
    FUND RAISING RECEPTION WITH TED CRUZ TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM WASHINGTON ATHLETIC CLUB JOHNSON LOBBY LOUNGE 1325 Sixth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 $2,000 per person contribution to the Ted Cruz campaign. RSVP TO MARISSA AKERS makers@tedcruz.org or 713-353-4331 --------------------------- Please reach out if you have questions and RSVP to my email or direct line (713-353-4331). I hope you can join us for this special occasion and look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Marissa -- Marissa Akers Regional Finance Director Cruz for President Phone: (713) 353-4331 E-mail: makers@tedcruz.org www.tedcruz.org
  • WA: Did Robber, Wearing gas mask, Shot at, Drop Gun?

    05/30/2015 3:51:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this story from Vancover, Washington, a man in a gas mask attempts to rob a convenience store.  He has a gun and threatens the clerk.  He gets some money and leaves.   From katu.come: The employee's friend took out his own firearm and followed the suspect outside, police said. The suspect turned around and pointed his gun at the man, who in turn fired several shots at the suspect. Officials aren't sure if the suspect was hit. What is not said in any story that I have read about the incident, is if the gas-masked suspect dropped the...
  • Tea party favorite Elizabeth Scott first in line to challenge DelBene

    05/28/2015 3:43:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | , May 28, 2015 | Jerry Cornfield
    One of Snohomish County’s most conservative Republican lawmakers has quietly begun a campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene. State Rep. Elizabeth Scott of Monroe filed paperwork May 21 with the Federal Election Commission to become a candidate and start collecting contributions. Scott is in her second term in the Legislature and seemed assured of re-election next year if she chose to stay in Olympia. Now it appears she wants to serve in Congress, though she had made no formal campaign announcement as of Wednesday. Scott did not return phone calls.
  • Judge tosses challenge to expanded gun-background checks

    05/08/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    seattle-news ^ | 5/7/2015 | GENE JOHNSON
    A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit challenging parts of Washington state’s new law expanding background checks on gun transfers, saying gun-rights activists couldn’t challenge it because they aren’t being prosecuted for violating it. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle in Tacoma ruled that opponents of the law didn’t have standing to challenge the parts of Initiative 594 that required background checks for noncommercial gun transfers. To challenge the law, the plaintiffs must show they’ve been actually prosecuted or at immediate risk of being prosecuted, he said.
  • WA: Man who used .357 Sig to stop attacker was Open Carrying

    04/21/2015 4:17:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Not certain if the above is the same Brandon Walker from Yakima, but it seems likely.</p> <p>The gun was carried "open Carry"</p> <p>It was a 357 sig We think this person was trying to get the handgun by knockout hitting him in the head with a aluminum bat.</p>
  • Gun control: Guns, kids don’t mix

    04/06/2015 8:54:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 4/5/2015 | unknown
    So does having a gun make you safe? No. In fact, it makes you, your family and your community far less safe. A recently published study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that a gun in your home makes you more likely to be a victim of suicide, accidental shooting or homicide.
  • Secret Olympia Budget Proposal To Register Your Guns With DOL – I-594

    03/29/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    30calgal.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | 30calgal
    Our Anti-gun foes are sneaky. From enough public outcry Olympia has had to delay their budget proposals until Monday. The Democratic Legislature was only going to allow the public a total of 90 minutes to read through hundreds of pages of the budget document. Enough people complained and they had to delay the hearings until Monday. There happens to be a secret budget proposal that corresponds with the passing of I-594 and the Dept of Licensing. Here is the letter written to us by our local Protect Our Gun Rights group.
  • Meet Bloomberg’s Out-Of-State Operatives In Washington

    03/03/2015 9:25:03 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 3/1/2015 | Michael Strickland
    Washington has been one of the target states for Bloomberg and his gun control efforts. Using strategies similar to Obama’s Organizing For America, combined with a multi million dollar public relations push, they were able to successfully pass a ballot initiative that would mandate background checks for private firearm transactions (though, by a considerably smaller margin than their initial polling). So who are the folks working behind the scenes to make this happen? You probably won’t be surprised that many of them are from out of state, shipped in to “organize”.
  • Another reason to Home Carry - or Carry Home

    02/19/2015 5:18:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Matthew Haight survived an encounter with a burglar, but not by much.  He acknowledges that he made mistakes, and they cost him a great deal. Link to video at kirotv.com: Haight come home from watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, the 1st of February, 2015 in Snohomish County, Washington State.   When he walked up the stairs to his apartment, he discovered that something was not right.  The door was unlocked.  That is when he made a mistake.  He went inside to investigate.  This is an easy mistake to make.  Sometimes people forget to lock doors.  Sometimes they give keys...
  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases ( Criminal invaders & Amnesty )

    01/29/2015 8:27:37 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    kcrs tv ^ | Jan 29, 2015
    U.S. experienced record number of cases last year. A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. ... 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks. The rest are in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. ... The U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections from 27 states despite being largely eliminated in 2000.
  • WA: Lt. Gov. Brad Owen notices that Open Carry is Protected Free Speech

    01/21/2015 8:04:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from spokesman.com A couple of days ago, on the 16th of January, 2015, Washington State Lt. Governor Brad Owen (D) publicly announced that the open carry of firearms is a form of free speech, protected by the first amendment of the Constitution.  He did it as a way to crack down on and destroy that speech, but he did it none the less, and what he said is true.  The Democrats objected to the open carry of firearms in the Senate chamber's gallery.   From seattletimes.com:  "We're just noting that open carry is a form of demonstration and it's...
  • Gun rights rally at Washington Senate gallery results in ban on firearms

    01/19/2015 8:49:55 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Blaming a rally by a group of legally armed Second Amendment advocates at the state Capitol in Olympia Thursday, Washington’s Lt. Governor ruled Friday that guns are now banned from the chamber. The rally of some 200 gun rights activists on the steps of the Capitol building Jan. 15, was a continuation of the vocal opposition to the state’s background check ballot referendum, I-594, passed by voters last November. However, when the protest spilled over into the public gallery, there was an altercation between an open carrier and a state police lieutenant that ended with threats of removal and arrest....
  • Undo Damage of I-594 Rally – Protect Our Gun Rights

    01/08/2015 9:22:56 AM PST · by rktman
    30calgal.com ^ | 1/7/2015 | 30calgal
    On January 15, 2015 starting at 9 a.m. a coalition of local and national gun rights groups will host the first 2015 Legislative Rally against I-594 on the front steps at the Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. The grassroots event will include hundreds of supporters of the Second Amendment rights with speakers Adina Hicks (Executive Director, Protect Our Gun Rights), Rick Halle (National Coordinator, Gun Rights Coalition), Paige Biron (President, Pink Pistols of Seattle), Alan Gottlieb (Founder, Second Amendment Foundation), Joe Huffman (Boomershoot), Bill Burris (WAC Board member, WSLEFIA Spokesperson), Rep. Brian Blake, and others that will kick off...
  • WA: Two Dead: Party Crashers or Home Invaders?

    01/05/2015 3:25:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     After the gunfight on New Year's Eve A saying that has become  common on the Internets is "When seconds count, police are only minutes away".   I wonder what the response time would be on New Year's Eve, when police resources are stretched especially thin.  Could you expect it to be longer for an unincorporated part of King County, Washington state, served by the Sheriff's department?  How long would it take for police to respond to a trespassing violation? In this tragic story out of Renton, Washington, it does not appear that the homeowner had much choice.   He was 50...
  • SAF Lawsuit Challenges Parts of I-594 in WA State

    01/03/2015 1:56:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    After the sweeping gun control, labeled as "gun safety" and a "background check" initiative passed in Washington state, many speculated that it would quickly be challenged in the courts.  They were right.  The Second Amendment Foundation has picked up the ball and is running with it.  Lawsuits against infringements of the second amendment have become something of a specialty of theirs, and they have had many notable successes.  They supported the Heller case, and were instrumental in McDonald, and Palmer, among others.  Here the SAF press release:  BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in...
  • WA: Example of One Punch Homicide

    12/27/2014 5:32:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Thomas, above, died after being struck with one punch. On December 21st, just before Christmas, there occurred a tragic example of a one punch homicide.  It seems clear that the homicide was unintentional, as the victim agreed to be hit.   Both young men were at a party and appear to have been drinking.  From khou.com: Before the fight, the two shook hands and smoked a cigarette together, witnesses told sheriff's deputies. Thomas, who apparently hit a car that the suspect was sitting in, agreed to let Galen hit him. But Galen hit Thomas so hard that he fell backward...
  • Spokane Deputy Promotes MRAP For Constitutionalists, Gun Owners: Full Clip

    12/20/2014 6:14:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 26 replies
    "So I'm thinking that is totally appropriate in Iraq, but where-what kind of situation in the U.S. would you see that happening?" "I mean, we've got a lot of constitutionalists, a lot of people that stockpile weapons, a lot of ammunition. You know, they have weapons here locally." (2:50-3:10)
  • Elliot Fineman: America’s Most Dangerous Gun Control Zealot?

    12/19/2014 10:34:58 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 12/18/2014 | Robert Farago
    No doubt Elliot Fineman will consider this post an honor. The founder and head of the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has positioned himself as the de facto champion of anti-gun extremists. This he’s done through the CSGV Facebook page, where Fineman’s endless stream of incendiary posts unleash a flood of anti-ballistic bile; comments so full of hatred they remind of nothing so much as the rabid racism that poisoned this country for generations. Which make the example above all the more ironic . . . Clearly, Fineman is inviting his 100k+ followers to regard participants at a Washington...
  • Dave Workman: Second Amendment Supporters Crowd Olympia, Puyallup

    12/15/2014 9:39:14 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Depending upon whose estimate one accepts, anywhere from 1,000 to perhaps 1,800 Second Amendment activists turned out for a midday rally opposing Initiative 594 in Olympia Saturday, while the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds drew a couple of thousand more looking for pre-Christmas deals, and answers to questions about the state's new, and confusing, gun law.
  • Washington State Gun Control Activists Vow More Legislation

    12/15/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 12/12/2014 | unknown
    In Washington State, gun control activists are already vowing that the recently-passed anti-gun Initiative 594 is just their first step toward dismantling gun rights. In fact, they are promising to dump more anti-gun bills at the legislative session next month.
  • Gun control group’s work only just beginning in Washington state

    12/06/2014 8:28:58 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    guns.com ^ | 12/5/2014 | chris eger
    With that law now in effect, organizers are focusing their attention on other measures to limit access to firearms in hopes of combating gun violence. They include increasing the list of misdemeanors — such as for domestic violence — that result in barring gun rights, establishing criminal penalties for those who have their unsecured guns fall into the hands of children who use them and challenging perceived public health risks from lead at shooting ranges. On top of these, the group also wants to move on the new tactic of gun violence protection orders.
  • The NRA hints at ‘legislative remedies’ to weaken Initiative 594

    11/28/2014 9:29:44 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    blog.seattlepi.com ^ | 11/25/2014 | Joel Connelly
    The National Rifle Association is promising supporters it will carry on the fight against Initiative 594, using its “philosophically supportive majority” in the Washington Legislature when it convenes in January. “We are already discussing legislative remedies to the most onerous provisions,” the NRA said in a letter to supporters. The Gun Lobby’s big gun defends the effort it made in opposing I-594, which requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and over the Internet. It blames billionaires the measure’s landslide passage. “Please bear in mind that, in our fight to defeat I-594, NRA faced unprecedented spending...
  • WA: Pistol Whipped, Tied, Husband Escapes, Gets Gun, Fights Back

    11/22/2014 1:59:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you cannot effectively fight back immediately, escaping and fighting back may be the next best thing.  The best chance to fight back and prevail is usually before you are put under restraint.   That does not mean that you have no chance after that point.   Your assailants may be sloppy or overconfident.  You many be able to seize an opportunity.  Getting away should be more important than revenge.   If you manage to escape, try not to give yourself up to allies of your assailants, as happened recently in Syria. Washington State had two home invasions recently.  The first,...
  • Gun rights rally in Olympia will ‘violate I-594 in every way possible’

    11/13/2014 9:26:23 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    blog.seattlepi.com ^ | 11/12/2014 | Joel Connelly
    A gun rights group called “Resolute for Arms and Liberty,” organized by two Central Washington men, plans to openly violate “in every way possible” the state’s newly enacted Initiative 594 at a Dec. 13 demonstration on the State Capitol steps. The group’s Facebook page, decorated with a drawing of two crossed assault rifles, voices its opposition in “early Armageddon” prose. I-594 requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and on lines, as is now the case with guns bought from federally licensed firearms dealers. “Will you bow down and lick the boots of tyranny or will...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • Breaking The Law Under WA-I594

    11/06/2014 11:43:32 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    www.weapon-blog.com ^ | 11/6/2014 | Aaron Spuler
    Breaking The Law Under WA-I594
  • Loopholes in I-594

    11/06/2014 9:23:13 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    blog.joehuffman.org ^ | 11/5/2014 | Joe
    I-594 makes it a crime to transfer a gun to another person without doing a background check except for some particular exceptions. Using just one example will demonstrate a particular egregious chilling effect upon our right to keep and bear arms. Suppose your spouse wishes to use your gun for a week or two while their gun is being repaired. You would think there shouldn’t be a problem with an innocent act like this. You would expect there would be an exception in the law for this. The closest thing to an exception for this case is: This section does...
  • I-594 similar to start of UK Firearms Control

    11/02/2014 8:52:51 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/2/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An important part of British gun control is to make it illegal for anyone to obtain a gun without government permission. This did not happen all at once. Airguns and shotguns were exempt under the system for almost 50 years. The requirement in I-594 for government permission before a firearm may be acquired, is similar to the start of the British system. The British system was made incrementally more and more restrictive over the years. It has never been shown to be effective in reducing crime. This summation of the UK gun control system was researched and written for the...
  • Candidate in Washington state lampooned for his Catholic faith

    10/31/2014 3:54:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | October 31, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    This image on an anti-Mark Miloscia website has since been taken down. Seattle, Wash., Oct 31, 2014 / 01:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mark Miloscia, a candidate for Washington's state senate, has been attacked for his Catholic faith and adherence to Church teaching on a website belittling his faith as incompatible with representing his district. “'Mississippi Mark' has always worn his church on his sleeve. Rather than represent the people of Federal Way, he has best represented the people of The Vatican,” read an image which was posted on markmiloscia.info, a website erected by critics of Miloscia, the Republican senate candidate...
  • More I-594 lies

    10/31/2014 10:10:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thecluemeter.blogspot.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | unknown
    So, the entire "Yes on I-594" crowd's collective pants spontaneously combusted. Let's take these latest flat-out lies in order, shall we? 1. "No mandatory waiting periods" WHAT I-594 SAYS: NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 9.41 RCW to read as follows: Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a licensed dealer may not deliver any firearm to a purchaser or transferee until the earlier of: (1) The results of all required background checks are known and the purchaser or transferee is not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal or state law; or...
  • Citizens, Sheriffs Up Against Billionaires in Fight for Gun Rights in Washington State

    10/31/2014 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    In less than one week, voters in Washington state will decide on two competing gun measures: I-594, the Washington Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative, and I-591, the Washington Gun Rights Measure. Via National Journal: [I-594] would mandate background checks as a condition of most gun purchases and transfers in the state (with exceptions for weapon transfers within families and purchases involving antique guns). Its main goal is "closing the gun-show loophole," says Geoff Potter, communications director for the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the group spearheading the effort. Via Townhall columnist Rachel Alexander: Washington’s Second Amendment Foundation came...
  • F1 tornado causes damage in Kelso/Longview area

    10/23/2014 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 7 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 23 October 2014 | Teresa Blackman
    Story at link