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    Gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia, but canít get in the door

    Gun-rights advocates went to the state Capitol, governor’s office and governor’s mansion to protest a ban on openly carrying guns into the House and Senate viewing galleries. The doors were locked.

    http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...nrallyxml.html <-- corrected URL
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    If these guys really wanted to get inside the gallery they would:

    1) Not make a public announcement of "here we come".
    2) Conceal their pistols under jackets.
    3) Enter the gallery.
    4) Take off their jackets.

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    Wong link there, Brent.

    Right one: http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...nrallyxml.html

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    The crowd, including two state legislators, walked through the marble hallways, with some lining up to knock on the doors to the House gallery and Gov. Jay Insleeís office. No one was arrested. The protesters went instead to the closed gate of the governorís mansion and prayed. [ ... ] State Reps. Elizabeth Scott and Matt Shea addressed the crowd. Shea, R-Spokane Valley, gave a fiery speech that included a list of more than 20 grievances against the government, including militarization of police, high taxes, surveillance programs, sharia law and restrictions on guns. Scott, R-Monroe, opened her coat to show the crowd her pistol.
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    I rarely go to any assemblies on the weekend. Why? Uh, nobody is there.

    I thought it was a great turnout though ... but should have gone when a session was in session and on a weekday.

    Nice job praying .. now you have all been deemed terrorists by the FBI. lol (not that it matters)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I rarely go to any assemblies on the weekend. Why? Uh, nobody is there.

    I thought it was a great turnout though ... but should have gone when a session was in session and on a weekday.

    Nice job praying .. now you have all been deemed terrorists by the FBI. lol (not that it matters)

    you were there?

    I've seen lots of video and image of the gathering. Spoke to a couple of newsies including one photographer. So, what's YOUR crowd size estimate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Workman View Post
    you were there?

    I've seen lots of video and image of the gathering. Spoke to a couple of newsies including one photographer. So, what's YOUR crowd size estimate?
    You must have missed the part where I generally do not protest at a building where the business is not being conducted.

    I know why they did it on the weekend (to get people there) and I think that they did a good job.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qfhJBnSuvA

    one video of part of speeches
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    Well, here comes some more fallout, and it plays right into the ands of people who don't like preemption.


    Times front page signals next gun rights attack: State preemption

    Todayís Seattle Times front page reveals, perhaps unintentionally, where the next attack on Washington State gun rights will likely be focused: State preemption, the law passed first in 1983 and reinforced in 1985 that places all regulation of firearms under the authority of the state legislature.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/time...ate-preemption

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    At first I thought bad publiciaty, especially with that whole MSNBC Chris Mathis piece about the open carriers in texas making threats last Thursday.

    But then I thought this is America, freedom to assemble, more power to you guys.
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