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Mandatory Police Inspections of Firearms In Your Home

Mandatory Police Inspections of Firearms In Your Home

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Think mandatory police inspections of firearms in your home aren’t on the table…think again if you live in Washington State.

KNOCK KNOCK

You:  “Who’s there?”

Deputy Sheriff:  “Open Up, deputy sheriff here to inspect your firearms!”

You:  “Go away unless you have a warrant!”

Deputy Sheriff:  “Sir, failure to comply will land you in jail for up to a year!  No warrant is required per State law.”

You:  “@#$#%$  $@!#%^%”

Uncle Joe StalinThis proposed law (Senate Bill 5737) goes so far even the pro gun control crowd is getting nervous and the State legislators that sponsored the bill admit it’s unconstitutional…and now claim that they didn’t intend to propose such a thing.  Apparently, that whole forcing law enforcement into your home or sending you to jail clause ended up in the 8 page bill ‘accidentally.’

As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.

That it’s part of one of the major gun-control efforts pains me. It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation [Andrew’s Note:  Westneat’s words, not mine] of gun sales. But then last week they went too far. By mistake, they claim. But still too far.

“They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.”

That’s no gun-rights absolutist talking, but Lance Palmer, a Seattle trial lawyer and self-described liberal who brought the troubling Senate Bill 5737 to my attention. It’s the long-awaited assault-weapons ban, introduced last week by three Seattle Democrats.

…“In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall … safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.”

In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.

“I’m a liberal Democrat — I’ve voted for only one Republican in my life,” Palmer told me. “But now I understand why my right-wing opponents worry about having to fight a government takeover.”

He added: “It’s exactly this sort of thing that drives people into the arms of the NRA.”

I have been blasting the NRA for its paranoia in the gun-control debate. But Palmer is right — you can’t fully blame them, when cops going door-to-door shows up in legislation.

Danny Westneat via Misstep in gun bill could defeat the effort | Local News | The Seattle Times

Watch those pesky legislators…you’ve got to keep your eye on the ball with these guys and speak up with your voice, your votes and your donations…the only two currencies politicians recognize is votes and dollars!

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3 Responses to “Mandatory Police Inspections of Firearms In Your Home”

  1. GoneWithTheWind says:

    These gun grabbing politicians have exposed who they are. Go after them: recall elections, impeach, Look in their life and dig up dirt on them then demand the other legislators bring them up on charges. Have your local papers look into their back room deals. Go after them. Vote them out, don’t ever let them into public offic again. Run against them for office or support their opponent. Give money to their opponent, volunteer for their opponent, Never forget which ones voted against the constitution. Write letters to the politicians who support the 2nd amendment telling them you support them. Write letters to the anti-constitution politicians, but be polite, and tell them you do not suppor their views on this issue. Show up at their town meetings and make your views heard.

  2. JAS says:

    This is exactly why people get concerned about our government taking over. They try to throw a law out there and hope nobody catches it before it becomes law. If they get caught, oh well I didn’t really mean for this to be processed into law. I suppose they would have to document what guns you own as well in order to complete the check (ie backdoor registration), as well as how much ammo you have stored along with what else they may find. Since some guns are small, they would have to do a complete search of your entire house just to make sure. Sounds like the KGB to me. COMRAD, WE ARE HERE TO MAKE SURE YOUR HOUSE COMPLIES WITH THE LAWS OF THIS STATE!

    • admin says:

      The other thing we get now is “I need that power just in case…but I don’t intend to use it” or “don’t intend to use it on U.S. citizens.” Frankly I’m concerned that a slow erosion of our rights and the abandonment of ‘due process’ is creating the Tools of Tyranny. Everyone get’s focused on the executives (President/Governors and their administrations) we have in office now…I’m much more concerned about that girl or guy we elect in the future…Hitler was popularly elected if you’ll recall.

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