Can you believe this?
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One of the major gun-control efforts in Olympia this session calls for the sheriff to ...
February 18th, 2013 08:31 PM
Can you believe this?
Misstep in gun bill could defeat the effort Here: http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...neat17xml.html
One of the major gun-control efforts in Olympia this session calls for the sheriff to inspect the homes of assault-weapon owners. The bill’s backers say that was a mistake.
By Danny Westneat
Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?
As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.
That it’s part of one of the major gun-control efforts pains me. It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation of gun sales. But then last week they went too far. By mistake, they claim. But still too far.
“They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.”
But then, with respect to the thousands of weapons like that already owned by Washington residents, the bill says this:
“In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall ... safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.”
In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.
Danny Westneat’s column appears Wednesday and Sunday. Reach him at 206-464-2086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last edited by Rock and Glock; February 18th, 2013 at 11:21 PM.
February 18th, 2013 11:22 PM
Yea. They're a bunch of idiots. Their Police wanted to buy a Drone as a Spy tool.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. ― The Journals of Kierkegaard
February 18th, 2013 11:28 PM
I guess they want to trample the 4th as well as the 2nd amendment as well.
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February 18th, 2013 11:30 PM
They're already watching you through your tv.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
February 18th, 2013 11:32 PM
Don't forget about the fifth as well... which protects personal property from being deprived without due process of the law.
Originally Posted by txron
”Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”
February 18th, 2013 11:40 PM
Re: Can you believe this?
If it's any consolation, the bill has been "fixed," no "visitation" from the High Sheriff...
But all else remains.
It could be worse!
February 18th, 2013 11:55 PM
They have made their intentions known. If passed, it will only be a matter of time before they play up some incident where an 'assault-style' rifle is stolen and used in a crime. Then the media will run the story non-stop, and they will use the momentum to amend the law to include 'inspections' (at least until they can get to confiscation). Just my .02
Originally Posted by oakchas
February 19th, 2013 12:55 AM
Those who introduce bills and vote in favor of bills which are in clear violation of our Rights should be removed from office.
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February 19th, 2013 01:03 AM
They have had your IP address ever since you started coming here.
Originally Posted by Exacto
"The time is now near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves."
------------------------------------— George Washington 1776
Gun free zones
are safe havens-
February 19th, 2013 01:05 AM
February 19th, 2013 05:37 AM
It appears they had a "Biden moment" (expressing what's really on their minds) while writing this bill. It's obvious they wanted the annual "inspection," which will eventually lead to confiscation, they just didn't meant to tip their hand so soon.
February 19th, 2013 05:54 AM
I don't have a TV. And my laptop only connects via OPN's. Other people's networks. My smartphone? I don't go to websites on my phone that my mother wouldn't visit. ;)
Originally Posted by Exacto
"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." ~ Mark Twain
February 19th, 2013 06:58 AM
How completely boring that must be.
Originally Posted by troutkiller
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
February 19th, 2013 07:51 AM
Would you be be breaking any laws if you defended an act of home invasion that violated your Constitutionally protected rights?
Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy
February 19th, 2013 08:03 PM
The same people introduced the same AWB with the same language back in 2010.
The price of liberty is, always has been, and always will be blood: The person who is not willing to die for his liberty has already lost it to the first scoundrel who is willing to risk dying to violate that person's liberty! Are you free?
--- Andrew Ford
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