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WA: State GOPís AR-15 auction ignites far left fury
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 April, 2013 | Dave Workman

Posted on 04/13/2013 6:45:53 AM PDT by marktwain

Liberal anti-gun readers of the Seattle Times and Seattle P-I.com are having fits over the announcement that the State Republican Party will auction an AR-15 during this weekend’s annual fund raising banquet.

The event kicks off with a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bellevue Hilton, followed by the live auction and dinner beginning at 7 o’clock, according to State GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur. He was filling in all week on KVI for vacationing John Carlson. This was like an old home week for Wilbur, who used to occupy the morning drive slot on KVI before a former program manager made the monumentally wrong decision to not renew his contract.

Instead of sending Wilbur into a professional gulag, Wilbur successfully ran for the Republican Party chairmanship and won. Now when he fills in on the air, it’s the best of both worlds for the politically active Wilbur, and tens of thousands of KVI listeners who miss the days when he and Carlson dominated Seattle talk radio.

The AR-15 was donated by Lacey-based Olympic Arms to the Washington Arms Collectors, on whose board of directors Wilbur now serves. It’s the Plinker model, chambered for the 5.56mm NATO cartridge, and it is a prime example of what has become the most popular rifle platform in the country, thanks to efforts by President Barack Obama and Senators Dianne Feinstein to ban them.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: ar15; auction; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; wa; washington
Very interesting to see the rage against reality of the left.
1 posted on 04/13/2013 6:45:53 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Don't worry, they have a plan to match unique electronic trigger locks to your chip.

Gun safety at last. Schumer already has the bill written.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 6:48:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain

Given the value of arms and the demand for them, this is an excellent idea for a fund raiser.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 6:53:40 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Travis McGee

Best graphic yet. Nicely done.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 7:00:14 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: marktwain

We raffle guns off monthly.

MAJORS GUN-A_Month CLUB 2013
Click here for drawing details and rules
Note: Tickets are sold out.

Winners:

January: Bill Brown, DPMS Oracle .223 rifle.

February: Steve Heffner, Benelli Nova 12ga Pump Shotgun.
Jonathan Tipton, Savage Predator Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle in .260 Remington
with an Optics Voucher

March: Lauren Roberson, Ruger American Bolt Action Rifle in .243 with Leupold VX-1 3-9x40 Scope.
Timm Getts, RAAC 1919 Tactical Semi-Auto 12ga Shotgun

April: Jim Callentine, Stoeger Combo Double-Barrel Shotgun.
Andy Connolly, Ruger MkIII Semi-Auto .22LR pistol with optic.

May: 1. Rimfire Rifle with Optic.
2. Semi-Auto Pocket Pistol with Laser Sight.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 7:04:00 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: marktwain

What a golden opportunity. Right now, in many parts of the country, worthy charities could make a fortune auctioning off donated guns and ammunition.

Making it even better, those charities could be “bulletproof” charities, that made the leftists who attacked them look like monsters. Like “Handicapped Homeless Orphans With Terminal Cancer Whose Father Was A US Marine Killed in Afghanistan, and Whose Mother Was A Fireman Who Died While Rescuing Puppies And Kittens From A Burning Animal Shelter.”

Not a very big charity, but a popular one.


6 posted on 04/13/2013 7:15:50 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

Please share it. The low-information voters need to be slapped upside the head with visions of what is coming down the pike.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 7:21:23 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain

8 posted on 04/13/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: marktwain

If the leftist are upset with you, you’re doing something right.

Their fury is 1:1 proportional to the rightness of your act. The law of diminishing returns is repealed in this instance.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 7:29:51 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: marktwain

There seems to be an error in the headline. This didn’t occur in Oregon (OR), but in Washington (WA).


10 posted on 04/13/2013 7:54:15 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: marktwain

“plinker model” WTF,does it shoot jelly beans? The AR-15 is my modern self defense rifle of choice not a toy.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 8:20:06 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: ExGeeEye

“If the leftist are upset with you, you’re doing something right.”

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That seems to be the case.

And the GOP is compromising with them.

That is precisely the WRONG approach. Oppose them.

Strongly.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 8:23:28 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Travis McGee

A keeper, Travis!

Be Ever Vigilant!


13 posted on 04/13/2013 8:26:56 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: junta

“Plinker” is the name of Olympic’s “budget” model line - has been so for the past decade, give or take. If you’re not a big fan of free-float tubes, ten feet of cheesegrater-like rails and all that other tacticool stuff, it’s actually a pretty good basic carbine.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 10:00:55 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: marktwain; Salvation

Oregon ping...

The state GOP is sure doing a great job advertising this. I’m active with Benton County GOP & this is the first I’ve heard of it!


15 posted on 04/13/2013 10:21:17 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Salvation

Never mind, this appears to be for Washington.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 10:24:53 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Glad to be of service.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 12:06:25 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

I bet more tickets would be sold if they included ammo.

Just very recently there seems to be more supply, its still being bought up before it hits the shelves but it is slowly coming back.


18 posted on 04/13/2013 1:14:36 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Charles Martel

looks tacticool to me


19 posted on 04/13/2013 1:28:53 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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