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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Seattle's Mayor: "We have such lax gun laws..."

I spied a huge vinyl graphic prominently displayed in the back window of a truck canopy. It stated, "Christine Gregoire is King County's governor." For those who don't live in Washington state, the gubernatorial race between Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi was the closest one in state history. Besides the alleged misconduct in the race, the divide between King County,the largest county in the state (and the one all-mighty, do-gooder Seattle resides in), and the rest of the counties grew to the epic proportions of the Grand Canyon.

This insightful truck graphic made me think of Seattle's mayor, Greg Nickels, who's out to prove once again that Washington state is here to serve the whining snivels of the nannyism of Seattle. He's calling for widesweeping gun legislation that will clamp down on legal and responsible gun owners. This legislation, if voted into place, will effect the whole state. Nickels says that due to state laws "Seattle's hands are tied," in preventing crimes that involve gun violence. He's challenging state legislators to inact four extensive measures to keep firearms out of reach of criminals. Take a look at them, and see if you come to the same conclusion I did.

  • Adopt a state ban on assault weapons. A federal ban on the manufacture or importation of certain weapons expired in 2004. Seven states have since passed their own bans.
  • Close a loophole that allows firearms purchases at gun shows without a background check, something required for purchases at gun stores and other retail outlets.
  • Pass a state law requiring safe gun storage, such as requiring trigger locks.
  • Establish a statewide database of gun-trace data -- information collected by police investigators when researching the history of guns used in crimes. Seattle already collects such data.

  • What do you think about Nickel's mandates? I'm of the opinion that these demands, if approved by the folks in Olympia, will only empower the criminals out there that already don't give a rat's ass about responsibility, integrity and safety. Johnny Q, who's concerned about the safety of his family, and Janey Public, who's an avid hunter and sports shooter, will be the only ones who are caught up in Seattle's web of nannyism.

    Check out this guest editorial published in the Seattle PI yesterday. While I don't agree with every point Mr. Workman made, his editorial is poignant. Nickels has another agenda and is preying on the terrible misfortune of those who died at the hand of Kyle Huff. Nickels proves, once again, that he's just another sleazeball politician that has the audacity to think he knows what's right for the whole state because he's got a "nanny-nanny boo-boo do-gooder" card in his wallet and he knows the secret handshake.

    If this crappola makes it through the state legislature, your opinion, Anonymous Truck Guy, will be proven infallible. I hope that the folks in Olympia will grow some kahunas and remember that they represent the citizens of Washington state; they're not in Olympia to fill the positions of Christine Gregoire's and Greg Nickel's lackeys. There's plenty of those bitches around who do that now, for free.


    At 7:11 AM, Blogger Gospazha said...

    I hadn't gotten around to blogging about ths yet, so I'm glad you said something.

    Greg Nichols is a scumbag. He wants to choke the life out of anything productive, and like any politician, thinks he can ignore basic human nature in EVERY issue. Yet another reason I moved out of Seattle.

    At 9:12 AM, Blogger lewlew said...

    I still can't quite believe that anyone would have the 'nads to insist that everyone in the state bend and meld to Seattle's whims.

    It shouldn't surprise me. Nickels has an excellent example brought to us by our "friends" on Capital Hill.

    At 9:25 AM, Blogger Gospazha said...

    Oh, I have no trouble believing that Nickels and his cult think everyone should bend to a metro area's demands.

    That is, after all, a big part of why we have a state-wide smoking ban instead of a local one.

    At 11:51 AM, Blogger Mark said...

    The socialists in Seattle and Olympia will do anything they can to render the 2nd Amendment non-functional. They think that self-defense is inappropriate. The government wants a pure monopoly on the use of force, even including self-defense. And, of course, if the people have weapons, they are at least a potential threat to the government. Therefore, the people must be disarmed so that they cannot exercise their right to overthrow the government, should they decide it is necessary. As some guy named Jefferson wrote:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


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