Ammosexuals plan to be on the march in Olympia, Washington to protest. What are they protesting, you ask?
A law requiring background checks of gun buyers at gun shows and outlawing the transfer of guns from one party to the next. Thanks to the NRA and the Gun Owner's Association of America along with all the Paulbots in the eastern part of the state, they're absolutely certain that having to run background checks at gun shows will cause their guns to be taken away.
And so they plan to bring their guns and their bad selves to the state Capitol to openly trade guns within view of the state legislature. Not only that, but police don't plan any arrests as a consequence.
Via Seattle Times:
Demonstrators plan to bring their firearms to the state Capitol on Dec. 13 and exchange them in what they say will be a violation of I-594, which they claim will criminalize law-abiding gun owners. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which spearheaded the I-594 campaign, and its supporters have said the law’s language would not criminalize people handing guns to each other temporarily.
Now, a Washington State Patrol spokesman says people won’t be arrested for exchanging guns.
“We don’t think that we could prove that that’s a transfer,” said Bob Calkins, spokesman for the patrol.
“We are asking them for good gun-safety practices,” Calkins added, such as handling the weapons safely and not intimidating people.In those cases, there might be other laws that demonstrators would be breaking, and patrol officers will respond accordingly, Calkins added.
But, “these are law-abiding folks, they have a political statement,” Calkins said. “We don’t expect a huge problem.”
Well, whoop-dee-da-doo! They don't expect a huge problem from 6200 rabid ammosexuals in one place with their guns, handing them off to each other? Which one will be the first one to accidentally hand off a loaded gun?
Here's their leader, failed candidate and avowed Paulbot Gavin Seim.
I love this rant by a member on their Facebook page:
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This statement is just wrong in so many ways and illustrates how the anti civil rights crowd in this country will say anything, true or not, and paint it as fact. First off, we live in a Constitutional Republic not Democracy. We don't get to simply vote away people's civil rights just because the majority wants it. By that measure we can just go ahead an vote away freedom of religion and the press by popular vote. Tryanny by the majority is still tryanny and when it violates the rule of law, then the people affected have every right to fight it tooth and nail.
Typos aside, let's turn back the clock to 2008, when right-wingers tried very, very hard to take civil rights away from LGBT folks. What was their argument for that? The majority approved it.
Ammosexual hypocrisy: Republicans control the federal government! Majority rules! Citizens passed a reasonable gun safety law despite huge efforts by the NRA to defeat it, and they scream about tyranny.