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PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON STATE SECOND AMENDMENT RALLY


PRESS  RELEASE

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For Immediate Release: April 21, 2010 

 

WASHINGTON STATE

SECOND AMENDMENT RALLY

Washington State Capitol   Olympia, Washington

Saturday, April 24, 2010

1200 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Rain or Shine)

 

         Several Washington State Second Amendment Advocates, along with www.opencarry.org have announced the Washington State Second Amendment Rally in conjunction with several Nationwide Second Amendment events scheduled during the spring and summer of 2010. This is a non-violent, non-partisan effort and is open to EVERYONE who supports our Second Amendment Rights.  This is a Family event. Weather permitting; we encourage participants to bring a picnic lunch and a blanket or chairs. We’ll have free prizes and entertainment along with comprehensive information on current issues and Washington State & Federal Legislation.

 

         The Washington State Rally will be held Saturday, April 24 from 12pm until 4pm at the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington.  This event will assemble at Tivoli Fountain.  For further updated information and a map of the location visit General Administration parking page. 

 

You can listen to Mr. Beal’s interview today on KIRO 97.3 Dori Monson Show with Kirby Wilbur by clicking HERE 

 

“The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both.” [William Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd ed. 1829)

Questions and Interview Requests May Be Sent To: Mr.James Beal at burtb71@yahoo.com

This event is not affiliated with other Second Amendment “March” efforts.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE WASHINGTON STATE SECOND AMENDMENT RALLY!


If you support our Second Amendment Rights, PLEASE attend this very important event this Saturday, April 24th, from 1200 to 1600. We’re scrambling to get this put together, and if we can gather over 300 people for the SB 6396 Judiciary Committee Hearing in one day, we should be able to have record turnout for this event with one week to gather. No excuses, folks. This is important.

2A rallies from one Washington to the ‘other’ suggest gun owners are growing restless

April 20, 9:02 AMSeattle Gun Rights ExaminerDave Workman
Monday’s Second Amendment March (SAM) in Washington, D.C. was a huge success compared to the armed gathering at Virginia’s nearby Fort Hunt and Gravelly Point parks, and now gun rights activists in the ‘other’ Washington (I prefer the real Washington) are working hard to match yesterday’s events right here in the Evergreen State.

 
As many as 2,000 people gathered in the shadow of the Washington Monument, and about 50 at Gravelly Point and Fort Hunt parks in Virginia.
 
   A noon rally at Olympia’s Tivoli Fountain on the Capitol Campus is scheduled this Saturday, April 24. It almost did not happen, when a local coordinator bowed out pretty much without telling anyone. Picking up the ball and running with it like stallions are two Evergreen State gun rights activists, David Del Buono and Jim Beal. Del Buono is known on a state hunting forum as “Adams” and Beal calls himself “DEROS72” on the Open Carry forum. Gun owners owe these two men immeasurable gratitude for pulling this event together; for some people, doing the impossible just takes a little longer.
 
   This may be a “be there or be square” event………….CLICK HERE TO READ THIS IMPORTANT ARTICLE

Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities


Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities deals with firearms ownership, both the rights and responsibilities for Washington state residents. It contains language from existing Washington State statutes that were in effect at the time it was written. This includes the laws that relate to use of force in self defense, defense of property, and defense of another person. You will also find advice on safe firearms handling, a section on kids and guns, and the general “rules of the road” about owning, carrying, and using firearms, whether for recreation or personal defense.

What’s New in this Edition

  • Open Carry regulations, interpretations, and recommendations
  • Reciprocity with other states
  • “No duty to retreat” in a lethal confrontation

What Reader’s Say about Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities

“To write “Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities,” Dave has distilled stacks of federal, state, and local regulations, then combined that with his years of hands-on experience in the gun rights arena, and added in his close relationship with the law enforcement community. The result is the definitive text on what you, as a gun owner, and especially as a concealed pistol license holder, MUST know about legal possession and use of guns in Washington State. If you are even thinking about carrying, you need this book….”

Mike Lubrecht
NRA Pistol and Personal Protection Instructor

About the Author

Dave Workman is a newspaper editor, nationally recognized gun writer and firearms authority, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. A handgun and personal defense instructor for over 20 years, he has taught both NRA firearms safety courses, and created a firearms and personal defense protection course for the Highline Community College adult continuing education program. He also created the Personal Security Seminar, which he taught for several years.

An award-winning journalist, Workman is Senior Editor at GUN WEEK, and a contributing editor for GUN NEWS DIGEST and WOMEN AND GUNS. His work has also appeared in the HANDGUNS annuals from Krause Publications. He spent 13 years as Washington editor of Fishing & Hunting News and seven more as the Guns & Shooting editor of that publication. He was managing editor of Hunter Education Instructor, and editor of Small Craft Advisory, a marine law enforcement journal.

Described as “a weaponcraft expert from the Pacific Northwest” in the June 1996 issue of Combat Handguns magazine, Workman is a graduate of the Lethal Force Institute. An associate member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Trainers, he is one of the few journalists ever invited to attend the Calibre Press Street Survival course for police, which he twice attended. He has served as an officer and director of the Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club, and on the National Rifle Association Board of Directors, serving as chair of the Law Enforcement Assistance Committee in 1994-1995.

A veteran firearms and sportsman’s rights activist, he authored the original draft language for Washington State’s anti-Hunter Harassment statute. Hi is also an accomplished hunter and competitor.

BUY THE BOOK HERE

WPC Analysis: National Health Care Reform Plan Will Have Troubling Consequences in WA


Analysis of the newly-minted national health care reform plan by WPC’s health care analyst Dr. Roger stark makes some startling findings about its impact in Washington:

  • The number of people on Medicaid will increase by 280,000 for a total cost of Medicaid to WA taxpayers in excess of $30 billion over the next 10 years.
  • 205,000 WA seniors will be forced out of Medicare Part C.
  • Because of the 21% cuts in Medicare reimbursements to providers, WA seniors will have a more difficult time finding a physician.
  • 130,000 WA residents have Health Savings Accounts. The new law restricts the amount they can contribute to their HSAs and because of limitations on high deductible insurance plans, may totally eliminate HSAs.
  • Between 300,000 – 480,000 people in Washington state will still lack health insurance.
  • The uninsured rate was 13.2% last year in Washington state. Half of these people are in the 18-34 year-old range. The new law will force 432,000 young healthy people into insurance they may not want, need, or be able to afford.

Read the full release online here.

Olympia Working Overtime to Destroy Us…


The Washington Legislature adjourned at 8:42 p.m. Thursday after a grueling 60-day regular session, but its hardest work might lie ahead in an overtime period.  Read the story HERE

I was hoping they would stop the torture, but it looks like more watchdogging until they’re OUT.

2010 WA Incumbents

March 11, 2010 1 comment

Here’s the list of incumbents for the Washington State 2010 elections.

 

Ninety-Five percent of these individuals need to be F-I-R-E-D, and I’ll be doing everything in my power to facilitate their swift removal from OUR house and OUR payrolls.

2010 Offices Subject To Election WASHINGTON STATE


147 Offices Open.
  Office (Term) Incumbent
United States
(Statewide)
 
U.S. Senator
(6-year term)
Patty Murray
 
U.S. Congressional District 1
(King*, Kitsap*, Snohomish*)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Jay Inslee
U.S. Congressional District 2
(Island, King*, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish*, Whatcom)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Rick Larsen
U.S. Congressional District 3
(Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania*, Thurston*, Wahkiakum)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Brian Baird
U.S. Congressional District 4
(Adams*, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Skamania*, Yakima)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Doc Hastings
U.S. Congressional District 5
(Adams*, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
U.S. Congressional District 6
(Clallam, Grays Harbor*, Jefferson, Kitsap*, Mason, Pierce*)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Norm Dicks
U.S. Congressional District 7
(King*)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Jim McDermott
U.S. Congressional District 8
(King*, Pierce*)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Dave Reichert
U.S. Congressional District 9
(King*, Pierce*, Thurston*)
 
Representative
(2-year term)
Adam Smith
Legislative District 1
(King*, Snohomish*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Al O’Brien
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Mark Ericks
Legislative District 2
(Pierce*, Thurston*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Jim McCune
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Tom Campbell
Legislative District 3
(Spokane*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Alex Wood
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Timm Ormsby
Legislative District 4
(Spokane*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Larry Crouse
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Matt Shea
Legislative District 5
(King*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Jay Rodne
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Glenn Anderson
Legislative District 6
(Spokane*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Chris Marr
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Kevin Parker
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
John F. Driscoll
Legislative District 7
(Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan*, Pend Oreille, Spokane*, Stevens)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Bob Morton
 
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Shelly Short
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Joel Kretz
Legislative District 8
(Benton*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Jerome Delvin
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Brad Klippert
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Larry Haler
Legislative District 9
(Adams, Asotin, Franklin*, Garfield, Spokane*, Whitman)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Susan Fagan
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Joe Schmick
Legislative District 10
(Island, Skagit*, Snohomish*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Norma Smith
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Barbara Bailey
Legislative District 11
(King*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Zack Hudgins
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Bob Hasegawa
Legislative District 12
(Chelan, Douglas, Grant*, Okanogan*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Cary Condotta
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Mike Armstrong
Legislative District 13
(Grant*, Kittitas, Yakima*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Janéa Holmquist
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Judith (Judy) Warnick
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Bill Hinkle
Legislative District 14
(Yakima*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Norm Johnson
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Charles Ross
Legislative District 15
(Clark*, Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Jim Honeyford
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Bruce Chandler
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
David Taylor
Legislative District 16
(Benton*, Columbia, Franklin*, Walla Walla)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Maureen Walsh
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Terry R. Nealey
Legislative District 17
(Clark*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Tim Probst
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Deb Wallace
Legislative District 18
(Clark*, Cowlitz*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Jaime Herrera
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Ed Orcutt
Legislative District 19
(Cowlitz*, Grays Harbor*, Pacific, Wahkiakum)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Dean Takko
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Brian E. Blake
Legislative District 20
(Lewis, Thurston*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Richard DeBolt
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Gary C. Alexander
Legislative District 21
(Snohomish*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Paull H. Shin
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Mary Helen Roberts
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Marko Liias
Legislative District 22
(Thurston*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Brendan Williams
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Sam Hunt
Legislative District 23
(Kitsap*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Sherry V. Appleton
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Christine Rolfes
Legislative District 24
(Clallam, Grays Harbor*, Jefferson)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Kevin Van De Wege
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Lynn Kessler
Legislative District 25
(Pierce*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Bruce Dammeier
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Dawn Morrell
Legislative District 26
(Kitsap*, Pierce*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Derek Kilmer
 
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Jan Angel
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Larry Seaquist
Legislative District 27
(Pierce*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Dennis Flannigan
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Jeannie Darneille
Legislative District 28
(Pierce*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Troy Kelley
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Tami Green
Legislative District 29
(Pierce*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Rosa Franklin
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Steve Conway
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Steve Kirby
Legislative District 30
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Tracey J. Eide
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Mark Miloscia
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Skip Priest
Legislative District 31
(King*, Pierce*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Pam Roach
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Dan Roach
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Christopher Hurst
Legislative District 32
(King*, Snohomish*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Darlene Fairley
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Maralyn Chase
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Ruth Kagi
Legislative District 33
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Karen Keiser
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Tina L. Orwall
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Dave Upthegrove
Legislative District 34
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Joe McDermott
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Eileen L. Cody
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Sharon K. Nelson
Legislative District 35
(Grays Harbor*, Kitsap*, Mason, Thurston*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Tim Sheldon
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Kathy Haigh
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Fred Finn
Legislative District 36
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Jeanne Kohl-Welles
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Reuven Carlyle
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Mary Lou Dickerson
Legislative District 37
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Adam Kline
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Sharon Tomiko Santos
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Eric Pettigrew
Legislative District 38
(Snohomish*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Jean Berkey
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
John R. McCoy
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Mike Sells
Legislative District 39
(King*, Skagit*, Snohomish*, Whatcom*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Dan Kristiansen
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Kirk Pearson
Legislative District 40
(San Juan, Skagit*, Whatcom*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Dave Quall
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Jeff Morris
Legislative District 41
(King*)
 
State Senator
(2-year unexpired term)
Randy Gordon
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Marcie Maxwell
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Judy Clibborn
Legislative District 42
(Whatcom*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Dale E. Brandland
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Doug Ericksen
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Kelli Linville
Legislative District 43
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Ed Murray
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Jamie Pedersen
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Frank Chopp
Legislative District 44
(Snohomish*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Steve Hobbs
 
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Hans Dunshee
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Mike Hope
Legislative District 45
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Eric Oemig
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Roger Goodman
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Larry Springer
Legislative District 46
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Ken G. Jacobsen
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Scott White
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Phyllis G. Kenney
Legislative District 47
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Claudia Kauffman
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Geoff Simpson
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Pat Sullivan
Legislative District 48
(King*)
 
State Senator
(4-year term)
Rodney Tom
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Ross Hunter
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Deb Eddy
Legislative District 49
(Clark*)
 
State Representative Pos. 1
(2-year term)
Jim Jacks
 
State Representative Pos. 2
(2-year term)
Jim Moeller
Supreme Court
(Statewide)
 
Justice Position 1
(6-year term)
James M Johnson
 
Justice Position 5
(6-year term)
Barbara Madsen
 
Justice Position 6
(6-year term)
Richard Sanders
Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1
(King)
 
Judge Position 1
(6-year term)
C. Kenneth Grosse
 
Judge Position 2
(1-year unexpired term)
VACANT
Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 2
(Snohomish)
 
Judge Position 1
(6-year term)
Steven Dwyer
Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 1
(Pierce)
 
Judge Position 1
(6-year term)
Marywave Van Deren
Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 3
(Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum)
 
Judge Position 2
(6-year term)
C. C. Bridgewater
Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 1
(Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens)
 
Judge Position 1
(2-year unexpired term)
VACANT
Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 2
(Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Walla Walla, Whitman)
 
Judge Position 1
(6-year term)
Dennis J. Sweeney
 
Clark Superior Court
(Clark)
 
Judge Position 5
(2-year unexpired term)
Richard Melnick
 
King Superior Court
(King)
 
Judge Position 36
(2-year unexpired term)
VACANT
Pierce Superior Court
(Pierce)
 
Judge Position 9
(2-year unexpired term)
VACANT
San Juan Superior Court
(San Juan)
  Judge
(2-year unexpired term)
VACANT
* denotes partial County
 
   

Source: http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/PreviousElections/2010/general/Pages/2010OfficesSubjecttoElection.aspx?TextMode=true

Legislative Alert From WA CAN


Even as the regular legislative session winds down (a special session is likely on the horizon), legislators are still finding ways to make life difficult for taxpayers.
 
We thought the issue had blown over, but the Worker Privacy Act has somehow found its way back into the supplemental operating budget.
 
The Worker Privacy Act, (or Employer Gag Bill, as we like to call it) didn’t even make it on the table this legislative session. Instead, lawmakers decided to wait and see if a similar bill passed in Oregon last year would survive the legal challenges filed against it by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, political heat still emanating from 2009 gave legislators reason to put this bill on the shelf until things cool off.
 
Not only that, but our state AG issued a statement last July proclaiming that the bill is preempted by federal law which protects an employer’s freedom of expression as long as it doesn’t threaten punishment or promise benefit to an employee.
 
Just today, Jocelyn McCabe of AWB announced on their blog that upon reviewing the 2010 Senate operating budget proposal, AWB General Counsel Kris Tefft found a scaled-back version of the gag language inserted in a striking amendment by the House. The language would apply to employers or service providers who receive DSHS funding.
 
McCabe cites the troubling language of SB 6444 as the following:
 
“No employer, provider, or entity receiving state funds to provide long-term care services or services to the developmentally disabled may use these funds to assist, promote, or deter union organization.”
 
According to our own General Counsel, Mike Reitz, this bill is fraught with substantive and procedural problems.
 
“The legislature cannot amend substantive law in an appropriations bill, especially when the subject matter was previously contained within separate legislation that ultimately failed. The prohibition on ‘logrolling’ is to prevent the legislature from changing the law in a lengthy budget bill without adequate public review—which seems to be what the legislature is doing here,” Reitz says.
 
Please contact your legislators and ask them to reconsider voting in favor of a budget that contains this dangerous, restrictive language.  Our two main concerns:
 
1.  Employers should be able to openly dialog with their employees.  Government doesn’t have the right to dictate what they can and cannot say. 
 
2.  If this language is going to be placed into law, it shouldn’t be done in this manner.  Citizens need to have the opportunity to weigh in on how this will affect them in a public hearing.

  Please take a moment to contact your legislators – Find Your Legislators
-or-
Call the Legislative Hotline – 1-800-562-6000

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