Skip to comments.Crowd packs heat; Oak Harbor backs down
Posted on 02/08/2013 10:28:57 AM PST by EXCH54FE
It's been three weeks since an Oak Harbor city councilmember started a national controversy by trying to kick out a wounded Army veteran who was legally carrying a weapon during a council meeting. Councilmember Rick Almberg then walked out.
The council was met by 160 people Tuesday night, many who were packing heat.
There were handguns in holsters and rifles slung over shoulders and an unknown number of people concealing their weapons as the Oak Harbor City Council met. Many attended the meeting to show support for veteran Lucas Yonkman who Councilmember Almberg tried to have kicked out of City Hall last month, including Joe Hawkins who openly mocked him. "Mr. Almberg I just want you to know that I have a concealed ham sandwich right here I don't want you to get up and walk away," he chuckled.
Most attended the meeting to oppose the city's ban on guns in parks and the marina. The Second Amendment Foundation had threatened to sue if the ordinance wasn't overturned.
Sandy Peterson spoke out against the ordinance. "If the city council members are intimidated by people exercising their Second Amendment rights to bear arms, perhaps they need to examine what it is about that that makes them uncomfortable," she said.
William Frail had an M-1 rifle on his shoulder as he testified. "Sir, my mother was Jew," he said. "My family went to the chambers. I will not go into the night quietly while these two ask me to board the train."
But not everyone spoke in favor of overturning the ban. Shane Hoffmire doesn't believe having guns in parks is a good idea. "While I support the Second Amendment and citizen rights to bear arms, I strongly believe guns do not belong in public spaces," he said.
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Good for them! They made a statement in a very visible and peaceful way. That is a place I would feel very comfortable!
Can Shane Hoffmire really be this f---ing stupid? It's a wonder he remembers to breathe.
Hey genious, shootings seem to happen in public spaces
Notice how intensely the left hates guns in the hands of honest, law-abiding, non-violent people.
They love guns in the hands of the violent criminals.
Maybe Shane got confused and thought "bear arms" were just larger "bear claws", like the kind you get at the bakery.
The “shot heard ‘round the world” which ultimately led to the creation of the Second Amendment was fired in a public space, after all.
Well, in that case just pass a law. I am sure the drug dealers and rapists will never bring another gun into the park if there is a law against it.
IDIOT! Now why don't you make a public service announcement and tell every criminal in town that 'EVERYONE IN THE PARK IS UNARMED AND EASY PREY. COME, RAPE AND MUG ANYONE YOU LIKE! YOU WILL FIND NO RESISTANCE HERE!"
Excellent! Hooray for the patriots!
“While I support the Second Amendment and citizen rights to bear arms, I strongly believe guns do not belong in public spaces,” he said.
That’s gonna make police work a little tougher.
Tyranny is upon us and now is the time to make a stand. Hiding your guns is not the answer. Stand up for your rights and put the fear of deadly violence into the minds of these marxist scum right now. Governments rule by fear, and are ruled by fear of their constituents. Taking our weapons and second amendment rights from us is their goal, make no mistake about it. The less they fear us, the more we shall fear them.
No! They're happening in the privacy of "gun free zones"! /S Hoffmire is a deuchebag!
Wonder where Oak Harbor is?
Oak Harbor is in Washington State, on Whidbey Island.
Including a ferry ride, it’s about 1 hour and 57 minutes from my house.
“If the city council members are intimidated by people exercising their Second Amendment rights to bear arms, perhaps they need to examine what it is about that that makes them uncomfortable...”
Need libtards to read that quote. Then read it again. Then, if needed, ask a Conservative to explain it to them!
I posted this same story yesterday and the admin deleted it.
Police work is really tough trying to find that California guy( ex cop)! Multiply that by millions if they try to confiscate weapons.Many LEOS will think hard and long about seeing their families again if that situation arises.
Well, "in the fullness of time" Councilmember Rick Almberg might realize that when 160 armed Citizens show up in your council meeting you will come to the mind shattering conclusion that this IS the important business.
Personally, I doubt that Councilmember Rick Almberg will ever develop such keen powers of intuition...
This guy wants to ban all guns from public spaces. That would include the police.
Someone posted a follow-up to the orginial story... but after reading it, in the middle of posting a reply, I was faced with a message that the thread had been pulled.
I think it may be this same article or a variant.
I wonder why Admins pulled it, and if this one is to be zotted as well?
Liberalism is a mental disease!
“After the meeting, he (Almberg) said he hopes the city can move past this and get onto more important business.”
HAH! There is little more important than this right now, you maroon!
In the original incident video, the town Mayor also did an outstanding job supporting the veteran and the 2A.
Police work is really tough trying to find that California guy( ex cop)!
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That is an excellent point.
Like ‘they’ say “We can’t have a mass roundup and deportation of 10 Million Illegals because it not only is virtually impossible, it is impractical”
While I may ‘agree’ with that assessment, what makes that same fool think that going after 300 million weapons is going to be a ‘walk in the park’. Of course the ‘speaker’ will not be personally involved in either situation.
From what I could see in this cops Navy records, he may have had some ‘basic’ SEAL training as it appears he was in the unit that transported them (RIVDIV).
He probably hasn’t had much more training than the average VN Vet, and though younger, he doesn’t (at least from pictures provided) appear to be in the best shape.
Hard to imagine why it took 4 years for him to ‘snap’, unless he did a lot of prep work - looks like LAPD is close to him in damage done during this manhunt.
It also appears he is targeting Police while the LAPD is concentrating on the ‘working public’.
A well armed society of thinking men and women will survive the animals. I am on armed society of thinking men and women will be prey for the animals.