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Judge rules Seattle gun ban is unlawful.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Feb 13, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    (Seattle mayor sought to use executive privilege to usurp state constitution
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    The law has sided with the gun rights advocates who took the city of Seattle and former Mayor Greg Nickels to court over the city's gun ban.

    King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer on Friday ruled in favor of the Second Amendment Foundation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Washington Arms Collectors, National Rifle Association and five individual plaintiffs, declaring the city of Seattle's gun ban at public places is in direct violation of Washington state's firearm pre-emption law.

    In issuing the ruling, Shaffer wrote, "Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation's Rule/Policy Number P 060-8.14 ("Firearms Rule") violates Washington law and on that basis, is null and void."

    The city has been ordered to remove all signage banning weapons from public areas within 30 days.

    SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb called the ruling "a great victory for the rule of law and Washington citizens."

    "It is also a victory for the Legislature," Gottlieb said, "because this case affirms the intent of lawmakers in 1983 to prevent cities like Seattle from creating a nightmare patchwork of conflicting and confusing firearms regulations."

    City officials were not available for comment.
     
  2. dimapower

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    Excellent!
     
  3. Mirage Combo

    Mirage Combo TS Member

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    We need that judge in Chicago.
     
  4. Chichay

    Chichay TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Winning side should sue the mayor to recoup the cost of trial. Chichay
     
  5. mx2005

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    That's what needs to be done wittle away one at a time we will prevail the 2nd amendment will stay untouched.
     
  6. grunt

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    They will use taxpayers money to take away the peoples rights. They should be liable to pay for the original court costs..
     
  7. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I figure if a local government wants to violate the constitution, the constitution should violate them. Take away their ability to tax, their ability to receive state or federal funds. Their ability to summon the National Guard when the people who actually have something to loose, tars and feathers them before expelling them from their governmental office. Maybe make an example out of some of these little dic tators, and others will have second thoughts about being a law unto themselves.
     
  8. daddiooo

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    The winning side should sue Mayor Bedwetter PERSONALLY for the out of pocket expenses caused by this frivilous legal action. He shouldn't be able to pay this with ANY city or county funds. Need to make an example of this turd.
     
  9. TinMan88

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    Lets give all credit due Alan Gottlieb and the Citizens Committee to Keep and Bear Arms for the successful legal action. He is a dynamo of energy fighting anti-gun legislation. Join or contribute as this group works in our behalf. The TinMan
     
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