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    Seattle still trying to restrict guns in parks

    They won't take No for an answer: http://today.seattletimes.com/2011/1...allow-gun-ban/
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    BREAKING: Seattle petitions state Supreme Court to review gun ban loss

    The City of Seattle has petitioned the state Supreme Court in an effort to resurrect its city parks gun ban after losing the battle twice to the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the National Rifle Association, in King County Superior Court and at the State Court of Appeals.

    http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-i...w-gun-ban-loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHatter66 View Post
    We need a facepalm smiley...
    We had one. That particular spot on the forum server's hard drive wore out in about 3 seconds from use.

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    Did you guys read some of the comments people left on that article? It seems as if more and more people are waking up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decklin View Post
    Did you guys read some of the comments people left on that article? It seems as if more and more people are waking up.

    I was looking at that... Seems like people are waking up and seeing just how stupid the city really is... Will be interesting to see what people will say if they find out just how much its costing the tax payers...

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    “The notion that Seattle can’t protect their most vulnerable residents on the City’s own property is the main reason we carry.”
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    what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?

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    "We should be more like dolphins. They don't use guns for war, they just click."


    Hahahahaha! What a freaking fruitcake! Some people just have no clue what it means to be human and aren't qualified to handle that responsibility. I hope someone with a gun saves his butt one day. But somehow I doubt he would see the light even then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombrewster421 View Post
    "We should be more like dolphins. They don't use guns for war, they just click."


    Hahahahaha! What a freaking fruitcake! Some people just have no clue what it means to be human and aren't qualified to handle that responsibility. I hope someone with a gun saves his butt one day. But somehow I doubt he would see the light even then.
    Since dolphins have been known to rape each other, maybe it's time they DO need to pack heat!
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    I think this situation calls for something more like a....

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    Look on the bright side. Once the Supreme court decides the case law will carry to every corner of the state. Not just the appellate district as it is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHatter66 View Post
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    Found one...


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    The courts have already decided against the city twice! What are they hoping for, third time's a charm?
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    The courts have already decided against the city twice! What are they hoping for, third time's a charm?

    If they do, that should be the end to it...I cannot see them pushing it further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombrewster421 View Post
    "We should be more like dolphins. They don't use guns for war, they just click."
    My pistol goes "click" too. Once I've emptied it into a target
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrarian View Post
    If they do, that should be the end to it...I cannot see them pushing it further.
    When seattle fails again, what is to stop the man from just doing it again, and again? What a waste of resources!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    When seattle fails again, what is to stop the man from just doing it again, and again? What a waste of resources!
    ... the US Supreme court?

    Seattle voters​ sure ain't gonna stop them...
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    I am VERY happy to know, that during such a bad budget crisis the city has unlimited funds to waste on a anti-gun lawsuits.

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    I am VERY happy to know, that during such a bad budget crisis the city has unlimited funds to waste on a anti-gun lawsuits.
    The attorneys are representing the city for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanf View Post
    The attorneys are representing the city for free.
    Interesting. Skirts awfully close to allowing a private organization access to the political structure and power of elected officials -- for their own political gain.

    And I suspect it still costs the city something, even if it is man hours of a city attorney being a liaison with the free attorneys. Does the city attorney donate his time to coordinate this case, or consult with, with the free attorneys? Doubt it.

    Do the politicians donate their time when issuing press releases about this lawsuit? Doubt it.

    If some idiotic, liberal lawyers in seattle are donating some otherwise billable hours, that does not mean the lawsuit costs the city nothing. Just a WAG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanf View Post
    The attorneys are representing the city for free.
    True, but they will still have to pay the plaintiff's costs when they lose.
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    The city claims to be doing it to protect vulnerable residents...from what, they don't say. The implication, obviously, is that CPL holders like to shoot the town up, so the city must stop them. Except...that doesn't ever happen. I suppose they could be trying to keep children safe from criminals, but generally speaking, criminals aren't called that because of their deep and profound respect for and obedience to laws.

    Is the city really (intentionally or otherwise) asserting they need to protect citizens from state statutes and the state Constitution?

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    Familiar theme in Seattle’s ‘living in denial’ Supreme Court petition

    The City of Seattle is arguing that a state appeals court “misread” earlier case law regarding Washington State’s model preemption act, which sounds vaguely reminiscent of what the gun prohibition lobby contended after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2008 landmark Second Amendment ruling in District of Columbia v. Dick Anthony Heller.

    http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-i...court-petition

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    Skirts awfully close to allowing a private organization access to the political structure and power of elected officials -- for their own political gain.
    Which is perfectly legal and protected by the Constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Difdi View Post
    The city claims to be doing it to protect vulnerable residents...from what, they don't say. The implication, obviously, is that CPL holders like to shoot the town up, so the city must stop them. Except...that doesn't ever happen. I suppose they could be trying to keep children safe from criminals, but generally speaking, criminals aren't called that because of their deep and profound respect for and obedience to laws.

    Is the city really (intentionally or otherwise) asserting they need to protect citizens from state statutes and the state Constitution?
    Why don't they put the time and effort into protecting the Citizens of Seattle from the Police Department????

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