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    SKAT transit policy - any experience?

    Was just looking into the Skagit county fair this year. Long story short, found the following on the SKAT (Skagit Transit) "rules for riders" page:

    You may not bring hazardous items (weapons, car batteries or gasoline or other like items) on Skagit Transit property or buses.
    Public transit is, of course, covered by state preemption, and the fairground's policy uses the old "illegaler" stand by (prohibiting illegal weapons ).

    So.... anyone have any experience with riding SKAT? Think the blurb is worth an email?
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    You are carrying a firearm, not a weapon. A weapon is meant to do harm to someone. A firearm is to prevent harm from happening to you.

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    You are good to go I think. Another member here took on Skagit County last year (JBone) I think. The fair grounds had on their web page no firearms and on main gate fence. Both have been removed. I think he also took on the county jail about a safe storage for firearms. If I remember right he called and talked to the now sitting Skagit County Prosecuter and he ordered the changes.
    As for Skat it is public transportation but I do not recall if a OC er has tested it yet.
    Some of the more expereinced members here may remember.
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    With all the immigrants from the South (both legal and otherwise) Skagit Transit is considering a change in "decor" to make them feel more at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    You are good to go I think. Another member here took on Skagit County last year (JBone) I think. The fair grounds had on their web page no firearms and on main gate fence. Both have been removed. I think he also took on the county jail about a safe storage for firearms. If I remember right he called and talked to the now sitting Skagit County Prosecuter and he ordered the changes.
    As for Skat it is public transportation but I do not recall if a OC er has tested it yet.
    Some of the more expereinced members here may remember.
    Wow! That was some time back "08" when we all tackled those issues and got the fairgrounds to change wording, which they changed to "illegal weapons", and use lockboxes at courthouse. It also seems not to long ago SVG ran into problems surrounding box issuing procedures, I believe he fixed.

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    I didn’t look to see if he's still there, but the WSBA still shows him working in Skagit.http://www.mywsba.org/default.aspx?t...7&Usr_ID=10709

    You should contact the transit department and see how they react to the poor wording, if no help, I’d contact the County Attorney’s Office, as they helped last time

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    With all the immigrants from the South (both legal and otherwise) Skagit Transit is considering a change in "decor" to make them feel more at home

    Will they have live chickens running loose inside the bus. In all actuality we are probably not far off from this. 50,000 latinos turn 18 EVERY MONTH, that is voting age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhead47 View Post
    Was just looking into the Skagit county fair this year. Long story short, found the following on the SKAT (Skagit Transit) "rules for riders" page:



    Public transit is, of course, covered by state preemption, and the fairground's policy uses the old "illegaler" stand by (prohibiting illegal weapons ).

    So.... anyone have any experience with riding SKAT? Think the blurb is worth an email?
    Another little detail from state law (besides preemption) to include in your email.

    RCW 9.91.025
    Unlawful transit conduct.

    (1) A person is guilty of unlawful transit conduct if, while on or in a transit vehicle or in or at a transit station, he or she knowingly:

    ...
    (f) Carries any flammable liquid, explosive, acid, or other article or material likely to cause harm to others, except that nothing herein prevents a person from carrying a cigarette, cigar, or pipe lighter or carrying a firearm or ammunition in a way that is not otherwise prohibited by law;
    No right is held more sacred, or is more carefully guarded, by the common law than the right of every individual to the possession and control of his own person, free from all restraint or interference of others, unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law. Union Pacific Rail Co. vs Botsford as quoted in Terry v Ohio.


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    Nice find AK56.

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