PROPOSED WA SEMI-AUTO BAN BLAMES
LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS, SAYS CCRKBA
BELLEVUE, WA – A proposal to ban so–called “assault weapons” in Washington State shifts the blame for recent violent crimes from the perpetrators to every law–abiding gun owner in the state, holding them and their firearms responsible for crimes they did not commit, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
“This is a proposal by three vehemently anti–gun rights state lawmakers who are exploiting two recent murders in an effort to push a political agenda they have had for several years,’ said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “One of those slayings, the murder of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, didn't even involve the specific kind of firearm they want banned.”
State Senators Adam Kline (D–37th District) and Jeanne Kohl–Welles (D–36th District), and State Rep. Ross Hunter (D–48th District) will sponsor the legislation. They held a press conference this morning to announce their plans. The plan is supported by Washington CeaseFire, a small but radical gun prohibitionist group.
“Tens of thousands of Evergreen State citizens own the kind of semiautomatic sport–utility rifles and shotguns that these Democrat lawmakers want banned,” Gottlieb observed. “Those citizens have committed no crimes. They utilize their rifles for hunting, target shooting and competition, recreational shooting, predator control and even home defense. For Kline, Kohl–Welles and Hunter to demonize them and their firearms smacks of hysteria and social bigotry.
“These are not military firearms,” he continued. “Just because they are deceptively similar in appearance to military firearms is no reason to ban them. That’s like putting someone in prison just because he looks like a criminal.
“Such a ban violates Washington State’s constitutional right to bear arms provision,” Gottlieb noted. “We expect gun owners to express their outrage, not only during the upcoming legislative session, but also at the polls next November.”
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911 (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.
Every time I hear or read something like this my blood boils! These nut cases need to leave the law abiding public alone! We are not the criminals! They should go after the real criminals! That is, unless, they are them! And I hope some of them read this!!!
These are more than likely the same people who wont allow the criminal class to be punished and insist that the be released back into their community's.
It wasn't fowlers and shotguns that the British went to Lexington and Concord to seize. It was to seize by force the Assault Weapons of the day. The .75 cal Brown Bess Musket. British soldiers and militia were expected to fire 4 rounds per minute but 2-3 was more likely.
We have seen the kinds of laws these lawless people will try to pass while we are armed. My G*d what would they do if we were disarmed and helpless.
It is called VOTER ENVOLVEMENT. Start an anti re-election campaign against the anti gun freaks long before they come up for re election. This can be done thru letters to editor/opinion section of the newspapers, telephone calls to state pro gun groups for assistance and support, rallies against known anti gun representatives, and demonstrations at their speaking engagements. Keep the people aware of their actions against law abiding citizens and not the gangsters. The Anti gun laws only take the guns of law abiding citizens and not the gangsters.
Well...if it goes to vote, and this is a liberal state pushed by King County (Seattle and it's suburbs), I would expect it to be close. The outlying areas will be against it....but King County is so huge (ITO population) that it dwarfs the rest of the state. I guess I better get mine before next November.....
Oh....and for the record....Bellevue is probably the most liberal city in the state. I know. I grew up there. Anyone surprised?
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Why tighten the grip on the law abiding people? Remember, the man who killed those four police officers had a criminal record and did not obtain his firearm legally.
Samuel Adams once said, "among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."