The 2nd Amendment to the federal constitution and article 1 section 24 ensure that our right to bear arms, to protect ourselves and be able to stand up against and remove if need be, a tyrannical government.
The 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution states very simply; “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The 2nd amendment is a two part statement and can not be skewed as one statement.
Statement one – “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state.”Statement two – “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Article 1 Section 24 of the Washington State Constitution Re-enforces this with; “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”
This is a fundamental right of every American and every Washingtonian, protected, secured in a firm foundation.
I quote the now late Justice Antonin Scalia; “The Constitution is not a living organism, but a legal document and it says what it says and doesn’t say what it doesn’t say.”
No ware in either document does it say the following;
- that we must register our firearms.
- that we have to have a Permit of any kind to own or carry a firearm.
- that you have to pass a back ground check for said firearm
- that you can not sell a firearm to another individual with out a back ground check.
- that you can not pass your firearms down to the next generation with out a background check and teach them firearm safety
- that the government has the right to enter your home to see if your firearms are in some secure case or safe.
- that the government can take your firearms with out due process.
- that the government can regulate how many rounds a firearm can and can not hold.
- that the government can regulate the round that Americans use in their firearm.
Politicians Senator Diane Fienstien, Senator Kevin De Leon from California, Govern Jay Inslee and the current Senator from Spokane Andy Billig, all want to do away with constitution and your actual right to own a firearm. They will make any new law through executive order, through activist courts or other decisive means to strip your ability to defend your country, your state, your home and even your family.
I-594 is a law that is meant to do that very thing. I stood up, along with 300 of Spokane and Eastern Washington’s finest patriots, against the architects of I-594 and I will not comply with an unconstitutional law. The law has had an economic effect here in the locally with the Lewis Clark Trader and the Spokane Gun Show. Before the passage of I-594 the Spokane Gun Show was packed. All the booths were filled and people sold, traded and bought products freely and openly. Now attendance has dropped and the shows have gotten smaller. But open and free commerce prevails as Lewis Clark Trader opened the Post Falls Gun show and that show is filled every single time.
The good news for all of Washington is that I-594 is still to this very day, not a recognized law. After passage, the secretary of state refused to certify the law in preparation for the constitutional challenges and law suits that would come. Even if, and I stress “if,” law passed the Secretary of State, it then would have had to pass the Legislator with them actually writing the bill. If it gets passed the Legislator it would go to the Governs desk and he would sign the unconstitutional bill in to law.
I continue to fight against liberty and freedom killing laws and regulations like I-594 and will not ever let the government in my house with out a warrant. I WILL NOT COMPLY!!
My solutions to this;
- Follow the constitution. This is the foundation for our governments and laws.
- Enforce any and all existing laws pertaining to gun control first and from most.
- Review any new law, referendums, and initiatives that pertain to firearms and review for constitutionality before they are even placed on the ballet for review.