I received an email from Commissioner Vickie Raines today regarding I-1639. Remember that one? The stupid on steroids initiative passed by the I-5/Seattle corridor and crammed down the rest of our throats? Commissioner Raines explained that she has asked that a resolution opposing the implementation of I-1639 be added to the Commission’s agenda for Tuesday, February 5, at 1:00 p.m.
Here’s the preamble:
Resolution opposing implementation of Washington State Initiative I-1639, or any trailer bill or any bill similar thereto which restricts the Individual rights of United States Citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution or Art. I, Section 24 of the Washington State Constitution.
Here’s the full text of the resolution:
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under Article I, Section 24 of the Constitution of the State of Washington; and
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for defense of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the residents of Grays Harbor County, Washington, and:
WHEREAS, the residents of Grays Harbor County derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within the County using all types of firearms allowable under federal and state constitutions; and
WHEREAS, any provision or application of I-1639, and any trailer bill, or any bill similar thereto, which restricts the individual rights of United States Citizens as protected by the United States Constitution and the Washington State Constitution will create economic hardship on lawfully owned and operated, small business firearm dealerships; will create undue burdens and price increases on persons to lawfully purchase firearms; will have a direct negative impact on local economies through job loss and sales tax loss; will create a layer of burdensome, troublesome and unlawful governmental regulation; and
WHEREAS, Grays Harbor County Board of Commissioners, being elected to represent the residents of Grays Harbor County and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Washington, including, but not limited to the protection of a lawful Right to Keep and Bear Arms, for defense of Life, Liberty and Property, and for safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Grays Harbor County, Washington;
NOW, THEREFORE, IT BE AND IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Grays Harbor County Board of Commissioners does hereby oppose the implementation of I-1639 or the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the lawful rights of its residents to Keep and Bear Arms, and would consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful application of its legislative and governance authority or duties.
Done in open session, this ______ day of February, 2019
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, WA
Randy Ross, Chairman
Wes Cormier, Commissioner
Vickie L. Raines, Commissioner
Jenna Amsbury, Clerk of the Board
Time to stand up to Seattle.
Time to stand up for our rights.
This resolution should pass, 3 to 0.