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Sheriffs Buck Washington State’s Severe New Gun Control Law
dailycaller.com ^ | 2/11/2019 | David Krayden

Posted on 02/11/2019 10:17:57 AM PST by rktman

Saying they don’t believe the legislation is constitutional, some sheriffs in Washington are rebelling against a new state gun law.

The law delivers an omnibus assortment of restrictions for gun owners, Fox News reported Monday. Both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) say it is unconstitutional and have initiated a federal lawsuit against the state.

The sheriffs in a dozen rural counties say they will not recognize the law until the courts rule on its legality. At least one police chief has publicly condemned the legislation and refused to enforce it.

Washington voters passed the initiative during last November’s midterm elections. It increases the legal age for purchasing a semi-automatic firearm to 21 from 18, mandates successful completion of a gun safety course before purchasing a gun, and includes a comprehensive and probing background investigation. The NRA and SAF are focusing on the law’s age-limit increase in their legal challenge.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; kaba; wa
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From the gov:

Dear sheriffs.

It doesn't matter if it's constitutional or not, it passed and is now law. Do your job.

Here to serve the state.

The Gov.

1 posted on 02/11/2019 10:17:58 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

since they’re illegal rules, almost nobody will obey them anyway


2 posted on 02/11/2019 10:19:59 AM PST by faithhopecharity (“Politicians arent born, they’re excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: rktman

Except Democrats who choose to obey the laws they choose to obey.


3 posted on 02/11/2019 10:20:01 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: SkyDancer

And if they don’t obey, there’s no consequences for them so.....


4 posted on 02/11/2019 10:21:44 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

“Washington Voters”

or
King County telling everyone else how to live?


5 posted on 02/11/2019 10:29:11 AM PST by ASOC (Having humility really means one is rarely humiliated)
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To: ASOC

who died and made them king (heh heh heh)


6 posted on 02/11/2019 10:31:01 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: rktman

Yet the state ignores all federal immigration laws. Whatever.


7 posted on 02/11/2019 10:31:02 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

this is faux-liberal


8 posted on 02/11/2019 10:31:41 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: rktman

Not old enough to buy a gun = not old enough to vote.


9 posted on 02/11/2019 10:32:44 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys all aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: ASOC

“Nevada voters”

Or Clark County telling everyone else how to live. (With a little help from Washoe county as well these days.) Sorry ‘state’ of affairs.


10 posted on 02/11/2019 10:32:44 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman
The Sheriff here in Mason County has joined the opposition to this unconstitutional law.
http://www.ifiberonenewsradio.com/news/mason-county-sheriff-tells-deputies-not-to-enforce-state-s/article_81dcdc9e-2994-11e9-a90c-637ddf178ba7.html
11 posted on 02/11/2019 10:33:36 AM PST by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, rescue a pit bull.)
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The NRA and SAF are focusing on the law’s age-limit increase in their legal challenge.

I'm surprised. I would think courts would be more comfortable holding the safety class requirement unconstitutional than the age limit. If the age limit in this case is unconstitutional, then so is the age limit for handgun sales under federal and many states' laws. The Supreme Court is going to be reluctant to touch that.
12 posted on 02/11/2019 10:34:38 AM PST by The Pack Knight
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To: rktman

Sheriffs serve the people, not the state.

chew on that Governor.

Do your Job.


13 posted on 02/11/2019 10:35:07 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: rktman

Driving totalitarian leftist retards nuts with their own tactics. Genius.


14 posted on 02/11/2019 10:36:20 AM PST by akalinin
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To: rktman

What part of “shall not infringe” don’t they get? You know what it will take? A bullet between their eyes.


15 posted on 02/11/2019 10:37:18 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: The Pack Knight

Odd how it seems no one focuses on “INFRINGED”! Grrrrrrr!


16 posted on 02/11/2019 10:37:25 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

Well there’s those honor killings and FGM so there is that ...


17 posted on 02/11/2019 10:38:31 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: longfellow

They’ll fall to dindus long before any actual civil war will commence.


18 posted on 02/11/2019 10:40:10 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: rktman

19 posted on 02/11/2019 10:41:04 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: SkyDancer

Those laws that I can tolerate I will observe. Those that I cannot tolerate, I will not........Lazarus Long - Robert Heinlein...................


20 posted on 02/11/2019 10:43:19 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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