Gun owners commit 1,000 felonies – and get away with it – in defiance of new Washington state law

Gun owners commit 1,000 felonies – and get away with it – in defiance of new Washington state law

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Two gun owners exchange guns at the rally, a violation of I-594, right in front of law enforcement officers, as rally organizer Gavin Seim looks on.

Washington state gun owners demonstrated on Saturday that they are not going to comply with I-594, the new gun control law that was pushed through by billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates. Over 1,000 rallied at the state capitol in Olympia, where they exchanged and sold guns without complying with background checks – right in front of the police. This historic, unprecedented event was the largest felony civil disobedience rally ever in the nation’s history. Some burned their concealed weapons permits in a fire pit near the speakers. The Washington State Patrol stood by, refusing to make any arrests. Most law enforcement officers in the state oppose I-594. Without law enforcement cooperation, I-594 looks doomed, and Washington may be the first gun control state to rescind its draconian law, whether by a lawsuit or through the legislature.

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A gun owner drops his concealed weapons permit into the fire pit to burn.

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People of all stripes and colors attended!

Rep. Graham Hunt addressed the rally sporting an AR-15.

Rep. Graham Hunt addressed the rally sporting an AR-15.

Organizer Gavin Seim invited all 1,000 plus attendees to kneel in prayer with him.

Organizer Gavin Seim invited all 1,000 plus attendees to kneel in prayer with him.

Rep. Elizabeth Scott defiantly told the crowd, “I will not comply with I-594 because it is unconstitutional, unenforceable and unjust. It is impossible to enforce this law unless there is a police officer on every back porch and in every living room. So it will be enforced selectively.”

Rep. Elizabeth Scott defiantly told the crowd, “I will not comply with I-594 because it is unconstitutional, unenforceable and unjust. It is impossible to enforce this law unless there is a police officer on every back porch and in every living room. So it will be enforced selectively.”

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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