Thread: Letter Writing Time
I need some help clarifying the new section 4 of Senate Bill 5592.
Does this say you are exempt if you are (3b) a public safety officer, (3d) assisting in making a lawful arrest for the commission of a felony, or (3e) engaged in military activities sponsored by the government.
This seems to contradict (1c) Any person acting for the purpose of protecting himself or herself against the use of presently threatened unlawful force by another, or for the purpose of protecting another against the use of such unlawful force by a third person.
I read this to mean if I (any person) protect myself in self defense (with a firearm) on a campus of higher learning (parking lot) then I am in violation of subsection (1b) simply for carrying a firearm.
[so it is ok to defend myself but I'm not supposed to have a gun to begin with ?]
1 (3) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to or affect the
3 (a) Any act committed by a person while in his or her place of
4 abode or fixed place of business;
5 (b) Any person who by virtue of his or her office or public
6 employment is vested by law with a duty to preserve public safety,
7 maintain public order, or to make arrests for offenses, while in the
8 performance of such duty;
9 (c) Any person acting for the purpose of protecting himself or
10 herself against the use of presently threatened unlawful force by
11 another, or for the purpose of protecting another against the use of
12 such unlawful force by a third person;
13 (d) Any person making or assisting in making a lawful arrest for
14 the commission of a felony; or
15 (e) Any person engaged in military activities sponsored by the
16 federal or state governments.
17 (4) Subject to the exceptions in subsection (3)(b), (d), and (e) of
18 this section, it is a violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section if
19 the person carries, exhibits, displays, or draws any firearm in or on
20 the premises of an institution of higher education as defined in RCW
21 28B.14H.010, or at a college-sponsored event.
The problem with America is stupidity.
I'm not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?