More than 200 gun-rights activists assembled on the steps of Washington's Capitol in protest of the expansive background-check law state voters passed in November. At Thursday morning's rally, state legislators and other opponents of Initiative 594's requirement of background checks on all gun sales and transfers voiced their belief the new law unfairly infringes on their Constitutional rights. Most of the crowd brought firearms to the event, from long automatic rifles carried openly to concealed handguns in shoulder holsters. About a dozen protesters took their guns into the public gallery of the House just before the brief morning floor session ended.
Needless to say, it was the I Will Not Comply folks who "took the Capitol" armed. I'm sure Gottlieb crapped his pants over THAT. I can't wait to see the write-ups on this one.
Rep. Matt Shea told gun rights activists today a ballot measure on background violates state and federal constitutions and need not be obeyed. “An unconstitutional law is no law at all,” said Shea, who said he is supporting bills to repeal Initiative 594 and other gun control measures.
Oh, yeah. Gottlieb's not happy at all. Not one little bit.