The NorthWest Citizen's Defense League (NWCDL) was founded in August 2007. NWCDL is a non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human
rights of all citizens of the NorthWest and, most importantly, the proposition that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental Human Right. |
|9th Circuit incorporates
2nd amendment via the 14th|
In a landmark ruling
on April 20th the 9th Circuit court of appeals ruled that the 2nd
Amendment on the US Constitution is, what we all know it to be,
a restriction on the states as well as the federal government. In
this ruling the justices said "we conclude that the Due Process
Clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment applies the protections of the Second
Amendment to state and local governments." Even though they
found this they still ruled in favor of the County on a first amendment
argument. It implies that while the states are limited in thier
actions that would violate the 2nd amendment another section of
the Bill of Rights could be used to validate a law.
Forunately this ruling has very
little effect on the firearm owners and carriers of Washington because
of our great pre-emption
laws keep the local government from stomping on our god given,
natural right to bear arms in self defense.
|Citizens Open Carry at
Seattle Tea Party Protest|
Seattle tea party protest was a great success. There were
Approximately 1000 protestors that came out in force to be
heard. There were also some out that wanted to be seen. I am
not talking about the people with signs but rather people with their
pistols on their hip. The Seattle Police Officers were very professional
about it, knowing it is a lawful action, and there are reports that
a few actually commended them for open carrying. These same officers
also expressed their personal opinion about the citizens right to
keep and bear arms.
During the protest the only person who vocally
objected to a visible firearm was some guy who was obviously
not a participant. He was there to simple try and cause issues,
which did not work.
If any of you would like to see picture proof that SPD understands
that open carry is lawful in Wa. please take a look at this
thread at Open Carry dot Org.
You can read more about the Tea Party here