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A gun control bill introduced in Washington includes a provision that allows the police to conduct yearly house searches, without a warrant, of any gun owner’s home.

The fascists are out: A gun control bill introduced in the state of Washington includes a provision that allows the police to conduct yearly house searches, without a warrant, of any gun owner’s home.

Such searches would violate the fourth amendment of the Constitution, and in my case, any cop who showed up at my door would be politely told that I do not consent to any searches, without a warrant. They don’t get in my door.

Meanwhile, the Democrats who sponsored this bill, without reading it of course, are now tripping over themselves to disavow it, as if that would somehow make everyone forget that they introduced it.


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  • Being a Washingtonian, I’d like to see the Sheriff enforce this law.

    I believe the bill will be crushed by opposition, if not open resistance, need be.

    -A Washington firearms owner.

  • jwing

    Well folks,…the camel’s head is definitely in the tent. The question remains as to what we are going to do about it.

  • Dale Martin

    A lot of liberals seem to suffer from lack of an inner life, everything is all external to these beings…They suffer from the childish pychological pathology of “Setting the Other Fellow Straight”…I suspect that some of them have a palimpset in the their innermost closet with a hasty painting of Joe Stalin or some similar creature on it, but if one scraped it away, one would find their real hero….Adolf and his gang of punk rock/heavy metal thugs….


  • Pzatchok

    Keep calm and keep your powder dry.

    Lefty politicians are even starting to complain about the rabid anti gunners in their party who are the real ones who are trying to sneak this stuff through.
    They are making re-election for the somewhat moderate Dems almost impossible.

    Its starting to look like even the most benign and passive gun laws are having trouble getting enough Dems to pass them. Adding crap like this law to the mix makes passing anything impossible.

    I’m starting to think that no new gun laws will be passed.
    But I also think the Pres will use the opportunity to re-enforce previous laws. Maybe even going so far as to try to impose laws like those in California and New York in other states.
    The president can not make new law, even with Presidential Executive Orders, instead he can only re-enforce existing laws.
    He might try to stretch his power and say he can enforce laws passed in other states like, NY or Calli, into places like Ohio and Texas. Obviously this stands a great chance of being shot down in the SC but it could take years to get there and be reviewed.
    The lib, MSN reporters in the mean time would use the chance to point out just how well the new laws are working and how paranoid the right is acting. Its their new operating procedure.
    Before it over things could get real bad if people do not stay calm.

  • joe

    When the Gestapo comes to your door, are you going to tell them to get a search warrant? I think that when these goons enact laws to say they have a right to search your home, they wont need a search warrant, it appears that they would like to legislate personal rights and freedoms away from us!

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  • wodun

    WA already has some of the stricest gun laws.

  • A. Feit

    I wonder if a technical solution might be the answer.

    Consider a palm identification reader that allows the firearm to be unlocked and fired only by its registered owner.

    The President can make this a federal issue and fund its development or better yet, private industry can do it and make a buck at the same time.

  • Pzatchok

    Lets just say that fine idea is invented and perfected.

    What happens if you sell the weapon? Its useless to the new owner.
    And some guns cost more than a good used car. They are not disposable.

    How do we reprogram it? And how do we stop thieves from doing the same reprogramming after they steel the firearm?

    They tried this a while ago with police guns so criminals couldn’t wrestle them away from the cops.
    It was a ring that gave off a proximity radio signal. Like blue tooth now. They found out that if the criminal was wrestling with the cop and got the gun he was still inside the radio range and could shoot the cop then steal the ring. Totally useless.

    As for a fingerprint reader of palm print reader. There was found to be another problem. Off hand shooting,or shooting with the non dominant hand.
    A right handed shooter needing to shoot with his left hand. They practice this in case they need to shoot around barriers like walls. Or in case their dominant hand is injured.
    Plus they never work in under a second, which is the time you have from pulling the gun from the holster to shooting it. Any delay can kill the cop, or me when defending my home and life.

    In either case if someone can invent a way to keep me from shooting a perfectly good gun I can find a way to disable that safety system. Its just something mechanical.

  • As I said, they do not get in my door without a search warrant. They do not get in. Period. If they try, they are trespassers, and I have the right to defend myself and my family against unlawful entry. And this applies to you and every other American.

  • joe

    Robert, I enjoy your website very much, thanks a bunch!

  • You are most welcome. Please feel free to plug my site elsewhere in your travels on the web!

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