A group of 160 citizens, many if not most of whom were armed, confronted government officials Tuesday who had attempted to have a wounded Army veteran kicked out of a meeting due to the fact that he carried a gun. The veteran has a state license for concealed carry, which means that he was carrying the gun to the meeting within the boundaries of the law.
The story of the incident, which occurred at a city council meeting in Oak Harbor, Wash., made national news three weeks ago.
But Tuesday evening the citizens of Oak Harbor, Wash. showed up to confront its city council and demand that the council rescind a local ordinance prohibiting guns from being carried on public property. The citizens also wished to show their support for Lucas Yonkman, the Army veteran who showed up at the previous meeting armed.
One citizen told the council that if the fact that citizens who are merely exercising their right to keep and bear arms intimidates city officials, then they need to look within to determine why the rights of the people are so intimidating to them.
Another citizen addressed the council and stated that his mother was a Jew and that his parents had died in Hitler's gas chambers. "I will not go into the night quietly while these two ask me to board the train," he said.
The man was carrying an M-1 rifle on his shoulder.
Lucas Yonkman, the wounded Army veteran whom the council wished to kick out of the previous meeting, also addressed the gathering:
"I come to you tonight with a heavy heart," Yonkman said. "I see a beautiful country divided and conflicted. I see a constitution being eroded, and the rights so many have fought and died for totally lost. I see men and woman who are elected leaders pushing personal agendas."
Apparently the display of force by the citizens and the passion with which they spoke of their Constitutional rights paid off. The council voted to remove the ban on guns in public parks and other public areas.
One gun rights activist who became aware of the incident today stated that perhaps the show of force by the citizens of Oak Harbor needs to be replayed over and over again in towns and cities across America, even Washington, D.C.
"Government entities need to know that the 100 million citizens who own 300 million guns are not going to back down and that we will hammer them every chance we get to prove our resolve," he said.
(Hat tip to WRSA).
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The game play of Obozo is right out of the Chancellors autobiography.
Watch out for the Civilian Armed Force that he spoke of. The Brown Shirts
have been resurrected.
We need to do more events like this.
GOOD for those folks.
and remember this folks it's NOT WE THE PEOPLE pushing this to an ARMED CONFLICT, it's those COMMUNIST PROGRESSIVE POND SCUM WHO ARE.
and their TO STUPID TO LEAVE US SLEEPING DOGS ALONE.
Well done to these ordinary Americans; the country is loaded with people like this who will not be intimidated or cowed...by anyone.
I think there will be more of this as more people hear about it. Plus, the numbers will be larger. Those in Oz Land are getting their asses in a bad spot because of their greed and out right stupidness. I keep thinking about all the technology they have locked away from us.
IT IS HEARTENING TO SEE THIS REACTION AND THE SUPPORT GENERATED BY THE PEOPLE FOR WHAT IS MORALLY AND LEGALLY RIGHT IN COMPLIANCE WITH CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS GUARANTEED BY IT AND DENIED BY COWARDLY POLITICIANS AFRAID OF A MAN LIKELY NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE IN THE OFFICE HE HOLDS. THIS MAY BE THE FIRST SUCH CONFRONTATION; IT WILL NOT BE THE LAST. ON MARCH 2ND, HERE IN MASACHUSETTS 6TH CONGRSSIONAL DISTRICT, THERE MAY WELL BE ANOTHER SUCH. I DO NOT KNOW FOR SURE BUT, THIS STORY WILL BE SPREAD AND IT IS A DEFINITE POSSIBILITY.
Let's help it get spread far and wide. Forward this and Twana's messages and comments far and wide.
It is so encouraging to hear these occasional stories of we the people standing up for ourselves. It far too seldom. I get so mad when I see a patriotic or Tea Party rally attended by a few brave patriots and then see thousand spend their money to go hear some idiot rock singer or more thousand spend their time and money every week to go see a some sporting event.
Is it really so hard to be a patriot and want to protect this country for yourselves and your children?
Very good advice!
We The People will NOT be denied our rights. And yes, even if we have to fight for them.
Good for them and yes!! we need to ALL be so courgeous and bold as to stand up for what is already our right to do so...OR THEY WILL TURN THIS NAITON INTO A COMMUNIST ISLAMIC STATE!
One thing to remember however is; that when we really take a stand ....they have the bigger fire power; it will be like taking pea shooters to stand against cannons...so think about how we can combate that- as we fight for the rights we already have and MUSTfight for AGAIN!! BECAUSE THEY ARE TAKING FREEDOMS AS FAST AS WE CAN THINK!!! EVIL WALKS AMONG US AND OUR GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT REACHING FOR ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT!
AND, also folks; take a look into the Bible and learn what Revelations is all about......it was written a long time ago that there would be many of the things that are happening...THAT SAID; GOD EXPECTS US TO STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND FOR FAITH IN HIM, AT ALL COSTS, SO THAT OTHERS WILL JOIN US AND COME WITH US WHEN HE TAKES US HOME. IN THE MEANTIME, WE FIGHT AND STAND FOR AMERICA FOR IN GOD WE TRUST!!
I lived a stones throw from Oak Harbor for 40 years , a beautiful place and a Naval Military base and air strip for the A6 and A4's . Maybe 20 thousand folks . I've hunted many times for ducks there and had one of my AK commercial boats moored there for several of those years . The two councilmen will not be voted back in , pretty sure of that .
I salute this resident and his honesty as well as this Mayor and his support of our Second Ammendment Rights. Thank you.