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  • Home invasion ends with suspect’s stabbing(WA)

    01/03/2012 8:01:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 1 January, 2012 | Jefferson Robbins
    CHELAN FALLS — Chelan County sheriff’s deputies said a man suspected of breaking into a Chelan Falls home was stabbed by the homeowner in self-defense. Suspect Joshua D. Rogge, 32, suffered stab wounds that were deemed not life-threatening. Deputies said the 49-year-old homeowner on Chelan Street called 911 about 9:30 p.m. Friday, reporting that Rogge had forced entry into the house armed with a baseball bat. The homeowner wielded a kitchen knife to defend himself. Rogge fled and was found at Lake Chelan Community Hospital after driving himself there for medical attention, deputies said. He was ailed after treatment on...
  • Massive manhunt after ranger slain at Rainier

    01/02/2012 10:54:47 AM PST · by An American! · 22 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/1/2012 | Mike Carter, Craig Welch, Steve Miletich and Jack Broom
    Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, a mother of two who was married to another ranger at the park, was shot about 10:30 a.m. Sunday after setting up a roadblock to stop a car that was fleeing another officer. A man who was being sought in the shooting of four people at a New Year's party in South King County early Sunday is suspected in the fatal shooting of a park ranger in Mount Rainier National Park later in the morning. ....Searchers flew over the park Sunday night in a plane with infrared equipment that picks up signs of body heat. Meanwhile,...
  • Mount Rainier shooting opens door for agenda pandering

    01/02/2012 9:16:17 AM PST · by rockrr · 43 replies ^ | January 2, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Four people shot in Skyway and hours later, the same “person of interest” is allegedly involved in the slaying of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger, and in the aftermath, a debate is erupting over a 2010 law that allowed private citizens to carry loaded firearms in national parks in accordance with the laws of the state in which the park is located. Congress lifted a ban on carrying loaded guns in national parks in February 2010 amid warnings by critics that the action would lead to gun violence and poaching.—Seattle Times KING 5 morning anchor Joyce Taylor also tried...
  • SAF brief demolishes Seattle's Supreme Court review request

    01/02/2012 6:26:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 January, 2012 | Dave Workman
    While many in Seattle woke up with headaches Sunday morning in a new year filled with more challenge than “hope and change,” attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association, two other groups and five citizens may be giving the city another headache in a case with national implications. The year ended with the State Supreme Court getting a devastating 22-page response to the city’s earlier petition for the high court’s review of an Oct. 31 unanimous appeals court ruling against the city in its attempt to ban firearms from city parks property. The brief, from Seattle attorney Steven...
  • WI experience should be wake-up call to WA senators

    12/21/2011 4:17:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    There’s a rush going on in Wisconsin that has nothing to do with Christmas, but it does offer a lesson to anti-gun politicians – including Washington State’s two U.S. Senators – that given the choice, citizens believe in being armed, and will exercise that civil right.. Since the new concealed carry statute took effect Nov. 1, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has been flooded with permit applications; more than 56,000 so far, and of those, at least 25,000 have so far been approved, while only a tiny fraction have been denied, according to two of the state’s largest newspapers, the...
  • Push on for stronger self-defense law in WA

    12/19/2011 4:03:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Washington State armed citizens are being lobbied to push for adoption of a proposed statute that will strengthen the Evergreen State’s lethal force self-defense law, a measure that was introduced in January and now waits for more co-sponsors. Leading the charge is veteran firearms instructor Marty Hayes, founder of the Firearms Academy of Seattle. His primary concern is a 2005 Supreme Court ruling in State v. Brightman, a case involving a man who, during the course of a fistfight over $20, pulled a gun and struck his opponent only to have the pistol discharge, fatally wounding Dexter Villa near Titlow...
  • Wolves killed AK teacher; report adds new fuel to NW wolf war

    12/14/2011 3:54:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    With confirmation the other day by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game that at least two wolves were responsible for killing a young high school teacher, the debate about wolf management in the Pacific Northwest has erupted anew. Good news: The argument has spread to Minnesota, where the assertion by a Cal State sociology professor who classified wolf opponents as militia nuts has been rebutted by a Minnesota state senator using reason rather than vitriol in relation to that state’s effort to de-list wolves as an endangered species. In the mid-1990s, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released...
  • Lawyer: Man to plead guilty in Seattle terror plot ("Religion of Peace" Alert)

    12/08/2011 8:21:26 AM PST · by matt1234 · 5 replies ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | unknown
    One of two men charged with planning to attack a Seattle military recruiting station last summer has agreed to plead guilty, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michele Shaw, an attorney for Walli Mujahidh, confirmed to The Associated Press that he will plead guilty to multiple charges in federal court Thursday, after the change-of-plea hearing was posted in the court calendar. She declined to comment further. The 32-year-old from Los Angeles was arrested in June along with Khalid Abdul-Latif of Seattle in an FBI sting. Federal prosecutors said the men were taken into custody when they arrived at a warehouse garage to...
  • Hunter backlash begins over wolf plan adoption(WA)

    12/06/2011 5:21:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 5 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Unanimous adoption of a controversial wolf management plan by the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission has ignited a firestorm in the hunting community, with concerns over the future viability of big game herds combining with a sense that the commission has turned its backs on sportsmen and women who pay the tab for wildlife management. Anger and frustration may turn to political action and with the Legislature convening next month, if this state’s sportsmen finally figure out how to speak with a single voice, it could be rough on lawmakers who normally pay no attention to the hook-and-bullet crowd. Hunters...
  • Tacoma Mayor responds to "Republicans are racist" comment

    12/06/2011 8:32:45 AM PST · by matt1234 · 43 replies ^ | Dec. 5, 2011 | David Boze
    Tacoma's Mayor Marilyn Strickland recently told students at Pacific Lutheran University that the reasons Republicans were unsuccessful in recruiting minorities was because "they are racist." When her comments leaked to the media, she said she intended to say that they were "perceived as racist."I don't buy the idea that she "intended" to say something different. But I can accept that in hindsight she wishes she had. And that's a start. At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities, which is more than some Democrats have been willing to say of late. And it's good that she feels...
  • Intruder shot, wounded inside Port Orchard home(WA)

    12/05/2011 4:21:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 3 December, 2011 | Staff
    PORT ORCHARD — A 47-year-old Port Orchard man was shot and wounded early Saturday when, while fleeing from police, he barged into a Melcher Street home and struggled with a man who lives there. Washington State Patrol troopers believe the resident, who is in his 20s, fired a single shot that hit the 47-year-old in the abdomen. Police had responded to the area of Melcher and Tacoma Avenue about 1:15 a.m. after somone called 911 from an address there and hung up. They found the 47-year-old man in the street and two officers ended up in a struggle with him....
  • Port Orchard homeowner shoots intruder (WA)

    12/04/2011 6:43:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 3 December, 2011 | NA
    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - No charges are expected to be filed against a Kitsap County homeowner who shot a man who broke into his house Saturday morning. It happened around 1 a.m. in Port Orchard near Melcher Street and Portland Avenue. The suspect was on the run from police when he forced his way into a home to try to hide from the officers. The homeowner was sleeping at the time, but woke up when he heard the suspect break down the door. Authorities say the homeowner shot the intruder in self defense. "In this situation, someone physically broke in...
  • Familiar theme in Seattle’s ‘living in denial’ Supreme Court petition(WA)

    12/03/2011 6:16:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The City of Seattle is arguing that a state appeals court “misread” earlier case law regarding Washington State’s model preemption act, which sounds vaguely reminiscent of what the gun prohibition lobby contended after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2008 landmark Second Amendment ruling in District of Columbia v. Dick Anthony Heller. More than two years ago, this column (which bears re-visiting) discussed that “living in denial” approach to reality, and yesterday’s petition for review by Seattle shows the city needs some adult supervision. Mayor Mike McGinn and his administration didn’t get their way, so there obviously was a mistake on the...
  • BREAKING: Seattle petitions state Supreme Court to review gun ban loss(WA)

    12/02/2011 6:02:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The City of Seattle has petitioned the state Supreme Court in an effort to resurrect its city parks and community centers gun ban after losing the battle twice to the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the National Rifle Association, in King County Superior Court and at the State Court of Appeals. This column discussed that court ruling in October. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb told this column Thursday that “If they want to go to that expense, we’ll be happy to beat them again. It’s entirely...
  • State to pay attorney's fees in nightclub gun case(WA)

    11/24/2011 5:40:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 23 November, 2011 | Tony Lystra
    An appellate court has ruled that the state must pay the attorney's fees of a Longview man acquitted last year of four counts of assault after he pointed a gun at bouncers and staff outside a downtown Longview nightclub. "I'm free to waltz into court and say, ‘God damn it, give me my money,' " Longview attorney Duane Crandall, who represented defendant Brian Barnd-Spjut in the matter, said this week. A Cowlitz County jury ruled last year that Barnd-Spjut was acting in self defense when he pointed his gun at staff outside the now-defunct Kesler's Bar and Grill. The bouncers...
  • Fatal shooting was in defense(WA)

    11/21/2011 10:50:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 20 November, 2011 | Cameron Probert
    EPHRATA - Charges won't be filed in the case of an Aug. 31 shooting in Moses Lake. Prosecutor Angus Lee stated the man who shot and killed Michael V. Elliot, 39, Moses Lake, was defending himself after Elliot reportedly assaulted him. "In short, there is no evidence available for the state to establish a lack of self-defense," he wrote in a letter to the sheriff's office. "The shooter's action appeared to be justifiable and reasonable self-defense in the face of an armed and aggressive intoxicated felon with a long history of serious assaults." The shooter, who was not identified, was...
  • In self-defense: Walla Walla case has lesson for armed citizens(WA)

    11/17/2011 6:59:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    According to published reports, the Oct. 16 brouhaha began with an exchange of angry words in a dog park at Fort Walla Walla Park and ended with one man shooting the other in his leg. But according to the Tri-Cities Herald, a decision by Walla Walla County Prosecutor Jim Nagle to not file a criminal assault charge against 22-year-old Tyler B. Larson of College Place appears to have been properly by-the-book based on Washington State’s use-of-force statutes. Larson’s bullet hit 59-year-old Terry E. Bickford in the right thigh, the newspaper reports said. This happened after Bickford reportedly had been "acting...
  • Man in Walla Walla park shooting won't face charges(WA)

    11/16/2011 5:56:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 15 November, 2011 | Staff
    WALLA WALLA -- A man involved in a shooting at Fort Walla Walla Park last month will not face criminal charges. Walla Walla County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Nagle said Monday he is declining to file assault charges against Tyler B. Larson, 22, of College Place, "because the prosecution would be unable to prove the absence of self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt." According to Walla Walla Police, Larson shot Terry E. Bickford, 59, of Walla Walla, in the right thigh with a handgun on the evening of Oct. 16 after the two men left the dog park. Nagle said Larson and...

    11/12/2011 3:44:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | p
    The Snohomish County Executive Office and the Diversity Council has invited the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) to conduct diversity training on Nov 14th from Noon to 1:00 pm in Public Meeting Room 1, Drewel Building in Everett. (hat tip Rose via Lynda) The idea that a Muslim Brotherhood hate group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror funding trial, the Holy Land Foundation trial, will conduct "training" to government officials is indicative of how co-opted and compromised we are. The Snohomish County Council Members scheduled CAIR to teach diversity training in order to help...
  • Twitter hiccup leads Inslee to follow racy site

    11/10/2011 12:44:03 PM PST · by matt1234 · 2 replies ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | unknown
    This isn't exactly the type of working Washington that Jay Inslee is seeking to build. Campaign officials for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said Thursday that a technical glitch led his Twitter account to follow a promoter of an Internet porn company. Inslee spokeswoman Jaime Smith says a volunteer had set up a program to automatically identify Twitter users who may be useful to engage on the social networking site. Staffers are no longer using the program, and Smith says the campaign stopped following the account Thursday after state Republicans pointed it out. Smith says Inslee does not directly manage his...