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    Noticed a sign that said no firearms. sent the below in to their office.

    It appears theSi View Metro Districtis illegally prohibiting firearm possession in parks. I noticed a posted sign in theSi view park ( in the field adjacent to the swimming pool) that prohibits possession of a firearm.This rule is a state firearms law preemption violation, and cannot be enforced. This rulein conflict with State Law. RCW 9.41.290 specifies the State preempts the entire domain of firearms, and local ordinances/municipalities cannot pass rules that are more restrictive than, or inconflict with,state law (local municipalities may, however, regulate the discharge of firearms as desired).The Si View MetroDistrict ruleis more stringent than state law as RCW 9.41.300 does not restrict the possession of a firearm in any park. Also please find attached a memo from the Washington State Attorney General regarding this matter.

    Attempting to enforce this rule indirectly, by trespassing individuals, is also not legal. This too is addressed in the Attorney General's issued opinion; the relevant section starts on page 5 of the attached document.
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    Who can I work with to get this rectified?


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    and got this back

    Hello


    You emailed the correct person to work with on this issue. After reading the RCW’s it appears you are correct. Please allow me to research further. Concluding my research the District’s action will follow the proper procedures in enforcing appropriate ordinances as dictated by the State of Washington law. If, as it appears, the District is illegally prohibiting firearm possession we will rectify the situation appropriately.

    Thank you for taking the time to address this issue.



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    Youve got to love it when things go the way they should.

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    Now let's see how long it takes to actually rectify the issue.

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    Just got another email. they're going to update the sign in the park in question.

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    Well done! It took us two years to get Kitsap County to fix their illegal ban of firearms in county parks. BZ.

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    Wow. Good job. Love to hear stories like that.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Why can't the Port of Seattle be that compliant?

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