Fed up with the passage of an 18½-page incoherent, rambling, unconstitutional gun control initiative that was bankrolled by billionaires, gun owners across Washington state held the largest felony civil disobedience rally in the nation’s history, brazenly titled “I Will Not Comply.” No one was hurt and no stores were looted. Between 1,000 and 3,000 lawful gun owners showed up openly armed at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday to defy the newly passed gun control law, I-594.
Organizer Gavin Seim made the extraordinary nature of the rally very clear, "This isn’t just a protest. We are here to openly violate the law." Attendees publicly transferred their guns to each other in violation of I-591’s background check provisions, and some even bought and sold guns just a few feet away from law enforcement. A fire pit blazed throughout the rally, and at the conclusion, gun owners lined up to burn their concealed weapons permits. A petition was circulated affirming gun owners’ refusal to follow I-594, which ended with, “We pledge our blood. We will not comply.”
As the RSVPs in advance of the rally grew to over 6,000, the police - most who probably detest I-594 - decided not to enforce the law. The Washington State Patrol announced there would be no arrests for exchanging guns - not even for selling guns. Seim refused to obtain a permit to hold the rally, citing the right of people to peaceably assemble.
The rally could not be dismissed as fringe elements. Several lawmakers and lawmen spoke, including former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack of Arizona, Washington State Rep. Elizabeth Scott (R-Monroe) and Rep. Graham Hunt (R-Orting), who sported an AR-15 during his speech. Mack advised gun owners engaging in civil disobedience to “put your sheriff next to you to keep it peaceful.” Scott defiantly explained in her speech, “I will not comply with I-594 because it is unconstitutional, unenforceable and unjust. It is impossible to enforce this law unless there is a police officer on every back porch and in every living room. So it will be enforced selectively.” She noted that Founding Father Alexander Hamilton said any law that violates the Constitution is not valid, and there is a moral obligation to disobey unjust laws.
Seim, a political activist and congressional candidate, wrote on his website, “Today I become an OUTLAW! Arrest me! I will NOT comply.” He led the rally peacefully, and at one point asked everyone attending to kneel with him in prayer. As he led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, he stressed, “I am not pledging obedience to the government, it is to the Republic. We don’t ask for our rights, and we don’t negotiate for our rights. We will take America back.”
Another speaker explained what was happening this way, “We no longer consent nor comply.” Mike Vanderboegh, whose Three Percenter movement is modeled after the three percent of the colonists who fought in the American War of Independence, said that those at the rally are the resistance behind enemy lines. The resistance is also taking place in a handful of other states with strict gun control laws, where patriots are now smuggling in weapons illegally. Vanderboegh told attendees, “This is the tyranny the Founding Fathers warned us about. Tyranny can be voted into existence by a majority. We will not fire the first shot, but if need be, we will fire the last.”
Gun control zealots have finally gone too far. Gun owners are now discovering that the police in New York are using gun control laws to confiscate guns from family members within days after their owners pass away. Hundreds of thousands of gun owners in Connecticut and New York who failed to register their AR-15s earlier this year are now felons. Requiring the registration of guns or requiring background checks, as I-594 does, allows the government to compile a list of gun owners, which can be used later for confiscation.
If guns cause crime, then why wasn’t there a single mishap, considering there were 1,000 or so guns present and hundreds of violations of felony law taking place? Tellingly, Washington State Trooper Guy Gill predicted beforehand, “"Most of these folks are responsible gun owners. We probably will not have an issue." The truth is, the state capitol was probably the safest place in the state last Saturday.
Patriots have had enough. The Second Amendment is gradually being eroded, state by state, and gun owners are not going to lie down and give up their arms. A handful of billionaires and elitists in blue cities like Seattle do not respect the Constitution nor represent the vast majority of Americans. Another rally in Olympia is planned for January 15, and another one in Spokane on December 20. The Second Amendment Foundation, headquartered in Bellevue, intends to sue the state over I-594, and will be lobbying the legislature to get the law changed or repealed. Washington state is now ground zero for patriotic gun owners resisting tyranny, which is at a tipping point since law enforcement does not intend to enforce I-594. What happens next?
Hello Rafael. I have two email addresses, "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com". You are welcome to contact me on either but, my connection with other American Patriots will be mainly on the latter. Tell "Old rooster" that he is welcome also.....Tom S.
Rafaele: I want you to know that our correspondence on this site is being monitored by a flake with the blog, "Operation American Spring Failure". So until we switch over to communicating via email don't say anything that might be taken wrong. That's my job!.....Take Care, Tom S.
Indeed my friend ; Bless you and grazie .
Brian: If you will contact me at "firstname.lastname@example.org" I will share Sandman's email address with you and Thomas. Also, be advised that a flake with a blog, "Operation American Spring Failure" is monitoring our emails. Not easily intimidated, I decided to go antlers down against him/her by challenging him on his own blog. Not to offend anyone but, I believe that I have him/her pegged as a dumb homosexual Democrat that hates American Patriots. Our exchanges have gotten pretty HOT! FYI......Tom
The media was what caused Operation American Spring to be less than successful as it went on for quite some time AFTER May 16th and I know because I was there and on inquiry here and of friends in other parts of the country have confirmed that no mention was made of it AT ALL. I am not surprised but then, neither am I surprised at the irritant represented by pukes like the party of whom you write. I sent a reply in your secondary address because for some unknown reason, I cannot send to the first address offered and preferred but, I imagine since it registered as sent and I have not as yet received a mail failure notice, that it was successfully delivered. We will see. I will try to send a short test message in a bit just to see if I can use the preferred address or if it is still unavailable to me. Be well.
We need a way for all of us to unite when things go bad, some location or locations. We need to think ahead now, not after the fact. If our country is going to be divided into to regions as they plan, we need to act.
Hello Sandman. I think that having only one location would be like putting all of our apples in one basket. We need to have gathering locations in different areas and coordinate those locations in the event of an emergency. We could accomplish that by assigning patriots in different areas to a specific meeting place or, a regional "Headquarters". That's why I keep saying that we need experienced leadership, the last thing that we want is for other Americans to view us as a bunch of vigilantes. I'm far from being a military strategist, in fact, when I tried to enlist back in 1964, they turned me down for medical reasons. At this point, until we have qualified leadership, we should get prepared but, maintain our cool. Remember, the last thing that we want is a war, if we can avoid it. However, if we have to respond to government tyranny, you're correct, we need to present a united front! I firmly believe that our Law Enforcement Officers and our military would be more than hesitant to fire on their own countrymen. That's why I believe Obama has opened our Southern Borders and is "inviting" more Muslims to America! Just for the record, although I never want to have to shoot a fellow American, I would have absolutely no problem with shooting an invader or, a Muslim terrorist. Please get back to me with your thoughts.....I wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas. Stay Well, Tom S.
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Grey Owl, Great points Sir. Uniting under God with a single purpose is definitely needed. What is also needed is a strategy whereby we can lawfully remove those in government who have betrayed us, our Constitution, and our God.
The ideal strategy, IMHO, is to start acting like the sovereigns we are supposed to be, beginning with demanding that congress impeach Ovomit, then arrest him for treason. If they do not, then they are complicit with him and must be arrested with him. We can no longer tolerate politicians telling us lies like "we have to work within what is politically possible", or "we have to face the reality of the situation", or other such lies and nonsense.
We must do our duty to "alter or abolish" our government, more specifically those in government who betray us. Nothing less will change anything, so I pray daily God will forgive our nation and lead us back to His ways so He can restore America. Meanwhile, we must fight with the same spirit our Founders had, pledging our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to restoring our Constitutional Republic.
And thank you for your service.
Washington State Rep Matt Shea Demands Sheriff's Apology Over Deputy's "Constitutionalist" Remark
|Wash. state Rep. Matt Shea demands apology after deputy says MRAP needed for gun owners|
View video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/1s_rdM9bxuQ
Link for original article at Joe Newby's Spokane Conservative Examiner with above video:
Link for KXLY Spokane News, with a televised report about the event:
I no longer have much faith in any politician.
The incestuous debauchery, blood letting, back stabbing, and blatant political prostitution being proudly paraded by the Clark County (Nevada) Republican Party is sufficient to cause a maggot on gut-wagon to throw up in disgust and (thankfully) has put an end to all hope that the conservative community can come together for the benefit of We The People.
I have never heard of this fellow, Dennis Michael Lynch, before until two friends (George and Fran) suggested that I check him out.
This video is about a half hour long.
I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THIS MAN.
We DESPERATELY need an alternative to the entrenched establishment.
Let me put this into very simple and realistic terms....
AFTER you have listened to ALL of what this man has to say...
Dennis Michael Lynch
Lynch has formed an exploratory committee and is considering running for President. He has done a number of documentaries; particularly good are: "They Come to America" and "They Come to America: Part II - The Cost of Amnesty." He has been on Fox a number of times. One of his websites: http://www.dmldaily.com/
Here is another site regarding his exploratory efforts: http://2016.presidential-candidates.org/Lynch/?lc=990000