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?
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Hey, Grey. There aren't enough members left in OAS to be divided. There are no "group policies". OAS is dead. Even Rechy the Great seems to have moved on. Ron McKinley is licking his wounds about the failure of citizen grand juries. And, yes, if it wasn't for infiltrators in all the idiot right wing groups there'd be nobody posting at all.
Patriots, stop replying to the Commie/Simpson...I know who he/she is and he/she is a professional Commie/TROLL (most likely paid for his Commie activities and has never had a real job) and is on many Conservative web sites spouting his complete COMMIE/TROLL BS..!!! It's clear he is writing from a Commie Script! He/she is most likely a member of the Radical Communist Party, which means he/she has NO redeeming value to mankind what so ever! But when "We the People" take back our Republic people like him/her will be held accountable for their Commie activities (continuous LIES) and they know IT..!!!
Dr. Michael Williams
"Dr.", the John Birch Society started seeing commies underneath every bed back in the 50's. It wasn't true then, it isn't true now. But, I guess if you can believe a guy walked on water and a women got pregnant without sex you can believe that anyone who disagrees with you is a commie.
For what it's worth, I'm not a commie. A retired do-gooder in the non-profit sector living on social security. I keep sending the President bills for all my good work on his behalf but so far haven't been able to collect.
And, good "Dr.", you and the rest of the right wing crazies will never be in charge. You're too nuts even for Cruz and Gohmert.
Okay, so you're a retired Goodwill employee that supports treason, tyranny, corruption and incompetence in our government. That's something you should really be proud of. You are nothing more than a loser with a big mouth! Hang it up!
Tommie, this OAS forum is like a second home to me. It's comfortable, predictable, never any surprises. The same old threats and name calling. I don't think you're smart enough to come up with anything new.
Here's an interesting little tidbit. I've been here since the glory days of OAS. When Dirty Harry posted every day. When even white supremacists were welcomed. Hundreds of posts every day. You've joined up after OAS's death. You're like a fly on a corpse. But you RWNJ's don't really have any place to go. No one likes you. Well, I'm here to tell you that's not true. You'll always have a place at OASF.
You're right, I apologize. I didn't know that this was your "halfway house". I don't recall threatening you but, if I did you deserved it. As for the name calling, if the shoe fits, wear it!
I don't find your "interesting little tidbit" interesting at all. The fact that you've been around for too long isn't something to brag about, just go off and die someplace where we won't smell your decaying corpse. By the way, I was a supporter of OAS and I was with them almost from the start. Now, now babe, don't be nasty, I have eight dogs and they love me!
Tom, just look up the definition of a commie and be honest with yourself. You have all the tenants.
Hey, "Dr.". Are you a fraud in addition to delusional. You claim to be a JD and a PhD. But never say where the degrees are from. You have no articles published in journals. Our problems in this country have nothing to do with commies and all to do with lack of integrity. From people like you.
YOU are the one who is delusional if you truly think we cannot see through you!
Judith, what's to see through? I've been posting here on OAS since last March. Followed Dirty Harry and his minions all the way to their abject failure in DC. I even went to DC to watch the circus on May 16.
But you folk are so entertaining that I just can't leave. First there was OAS. Then CLGJ's. Then OAF. And now NLA and RuSA. Come join us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Operation-American-Spring-Failure/71... We've been bringing joy to America for almost 12 months.