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Door to Door searches for gun owners? Say it ain't so!

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by ked, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ked

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    http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020373291_westneat17xml.html

    from the article.

    I spoke to two of the sponsors. One, Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle, a lawyer who typically is hyper-attuned to civil-liberties issues, said he did not know the bill authorized police searches because he had not read it closely before signing on.

    “I made a mistake,” Kline said. “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”

    That lawmakers sponsor bills they haven’t read is common. Still, it’s disappointing on one of this political magnitude. Not counting a long table, it’s only an eight-page bill.

    The prime sponsor, Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, also condemned the search provision in his own bill, after I asked him about it. He said Palmer is right that it’s probably unconstitutional.

    “I have to admit that shouldn’t be in there,” Murray said

    ked:steamed:
     
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  2. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Lifetime Member

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    What we really need is inspections of non-assault weapons owners' homes. You know, to make sure that they don't have any that they forgot to register.

    It's good to see the Dems de-cloak. But remember, there's no difference between the two parties.
     


  3. HarleyGuy

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    Is any state-based pro gun advocacy group, or even perhaps the ACLU going to do anything about this bill?
    THis is an outrage!
     
  4. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    If they really made a mistake, they can just as easily turn around and repeal the law. That is, if they are truly against searches like this by police.
     
  5. JBnTX

    JBnTX Texas

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    Every lawmaker should be required to sign a sworn affidavit saying that they've read and understand a bill before they're allowed to vote on it, or even speak about it in public.

    Don't they tell us that ignorance of the law is no excuse?
    Then the same should be true for them.

    ..
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  6. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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  7. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    Exactly.
     
  8. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    From the story even the bills indroducer is claiming they didn't know that was in the bill.

    Why not just impeach them for incompetence.
     
  9. Atlas

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    And that is the truth.
     
  10. Gundude

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    It's not a law. Only a bill whose sponsors don't even want passsed.
     
  11. Kablam

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    yup...and shows how absolutely stupid and emotionally driven they are. They want to do something fast to infringe on 2nd ammendment rights without paying attention.