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Washington State Proposed Gun Law Calls on Sheriff to Inspect Homes of Assault-Weapon Owners
Gateway Pundit ^ | February 17, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/17/2013 11:48:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A new gun law calls on sheriffs to search the home of assault weapon owners.

A proposed Washington State gun law will call on the county sheriff to inspect the homes of assault-weapon owners. Seattle Times reported, via Free Republic:

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.

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.”

That’s no gun-rights absolutist talking, but Lance Palmer, a Seattle trial lawyer and self-described liberal who brought the troubling Senate Bill 5737 to my attention...

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; washington; washingtonstate

1 posted on 02/17/2013 11:49:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Sheriffs dept. should demand that a legislator accompany them on all of these inspections and approach the homes first.


2 posted on 02/18/2013 12:52:07 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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“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.”

Nawww, it's just a coincidence that states all over the country are introducing bills like this all at the same time.

3 posted on 02/18/2013 12:56:46 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4th amendment, 5th amendment....all fun and games til the resistance...


4 posted on 02/18/2013 1:16:00 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Darn WA state was one of those places I had thought to retire.. if that is possible. Maybe it will return to sanity. Thanks for the post.


5 posted on 02/18/2013 2:33:58 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The laboratories of democracy have become the stomping grounds of socialists/totalitarians. Totalitarians and their tactics coming out of the woodwork for the Totalitarian-in-Chief.

FUBO


6 posted on 02/18/2013 2:55:15 AM PST by PGalt
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To: momincombatboots

Eastern Washington state is wonderfully beautiful. But it’s like far Northern California: wonderful but the rest of the state is infested with liberals and it sucks.


7 posted on 02/18/2013 3:28:36 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

The best way to describe Washington state...is that it’s twenty percent radical liberal, ten percent plain Democrat, and ten percent Republican. The rest? Don’t know anything political and don’t care about anything political.

I lived there for fourteen months in the early 80’s, and would say that there is a certain lifestyle among those who grew up there. They have a big thing about hiking, boating, skiing, fishing, and anything outdoors. There’s also a trend for people living in California who hate the cost of living there....to accept Washington as an alternate place to live.

Finally, I always thought that if any state were going to go and make marijuana legal....this would be the state, and probably sixty percent of the state would support such a open-sales market. Just my humble opinion.


8 posted on 02/18/2013 3:39:02 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: momincombatboots

“Darn WA state was one of those places I had thought to retire.. if that is possible. Maybe it will return to sanity. Thanks for the post.”

You are 30 years too late, and no it will not return to sanity any time soon as the California moonbats are fully in control with no resistance. Understand that one county controls the state - King County (Seattle).

Don’t imagine that you could move to some small town in Eastern WA and be immune. Before I left the eccowackos were trying to burn out snall towns near forests.


9 posted on 02/18/2013 3:55:29 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only way they would get into my house would be over my dead body.


10 posted on 02/18/2013 4:13:26 AM PST by Bill S
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do they burn you out if you don’t surrender immediately?


11 posted on 02/18/2013 4:14:35 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Yes, if you don’t surrender right away, they burn you out but first they shoot your dog.


12 posted on 02/18/2013 5:11:13 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is what irks me. If your alright with violating the constitution with gun restrictions you have no real problems with searching my home. Stop lying and say it. This wording in this bill was no mistake.


13 posted on 02/18/2013 5:20:04 AM PST by DeWalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would assume they have any idea who owns these mystical weapons.

There is no registration in WA, and I wouldn’t imagine much compliance, if instituted.

It also assumes the courts will agree that ownership justifies “probable cause” for some unwarranted search, with unspecified objectives.


14 posted on 02/18/2013 5:20:15 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By what authority could the police “inspect” a law-abiding citizen’s house? Law or no law, allowing this would be tantamount to bowing to the masters like good slaves.


15 posted on 02/18/2013 5:46:46 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This story was posted yesterday, and I made the comment then that the home inspection language is also in the Minnesota House language of HF241. It’s pretty safe to say that the gun control effort seems to be orchestrated at a national level.

These legislators in WA just used language developed (or pushed) by someone else, and made the mistake of not reading it before they signed on to be an author of it. Stupid, however, I believe that if they thought they could get away with it, they would definitely have included the home inspection language in the bill, anyways.


16 posted on 02/18/2013 5:46:52 AM PST by MNGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since they are talking about guns,the first thing they have to do is define assault rifles.

Anything can be used as an assault weapon.


17 posted on 02/18/2013 6:53:37 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since they are talking about guns,the first thing they have to do is define assault rifles.

Anything can be used as an assault weapon.


18 posted on 02/18/2013 6:55:02 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you think this is just about guns, think again. Once guns are gone there is nothing left to oppose total government control. The “fear of guns” is clearly being used to overturn the freedoms granted in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Once something like this passes in one state, it will quickly move to all, perhaps aided by another erroneous interpretation of the commerce clause. Stand up now or forfeit your rights - your choice.


19 posted on 02/18/2013 7:03:53 AM PST by Boomer One
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