We Will Not Comply - Initiative 594, Washington State

Around 1,000 gun owners rallied at the state capitol in Olympia, WA, openly armed, this past Saturday in defiance of the newly passed gun control law, I-594.

“This isn’t just a protest. We are here to openly violate the law,” stated Gavin Seim, organizer of the event, named ‘I Will Not Comply.’

At the end of the rally, gun owners burned their concealed weapons permits and signed a petition vowing to refuse to follow the new gun control law. The petition ended with the text, “We pledge our blood. We will not comply.”

This certainly isn’t the first large scale act of civil disobedience by gun owners in defiance of gun laws. Earlier this year in Connecticut hundreds of thousands of gun owners refused to send in their gun registration forms, also becoming felons. Similar numbers of gun owners in New Yorke have also refused to send in their registration paperwork and some even video taped themselves burning the forms.

Fed up with the passage of an 18½-page incoherent, rambling, unconstitutional gun control initiative that was bankrolled by billionaires (the Hungarian Jewish NAZI George Soros ----- Michael Bloomberg just to name a couple), gun owners across Washington state held the largest felony civil disobedience rally in the nation’s history, brazenly titled “I Will Not Comply.” No one was hurt and no stores were looted. Between 1,000 and 3,000 lawful gun owners showed up openly armed at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday to defy the newly passed gun control law, I-594.

Organizer Gavin Seim made the extraordinary nature of the rally very clear, “This isn’t just a protest. We are here to openly violate the law.” Attendees publicly transferred their guns to each other in violation of I-591’s background check provisions, and some even bought and sold guns just a few feet away from law enforcement. A fire pit blazed throughout the rally, and at the conclusion, gun owners lined up to burn their concealed weapons permits. A petition was circulated affirming gun owners’ refusal to follow I-594, which ended with, “We pledge our blood. We will not comply.”

As the RSVPs in advance of the rally grew to over 6,000, the police – most who probably detest I-594 – decided not to enforce the law. The Washington State Patrol announced there would be no arrests for exchanging guns – not even for selling guns. Seim refused to obtain a permit to hold the rally, citing the right of people to peaceably assemble.

 

The rally could not be dismissed as fringe elements. Several lawmakers and lawmen spoke, including former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack of Arizona, Washington State Rep. Elizabeth Scott (R-Monroe) and Rep. Graham Hunt (R-Orting), who sported an AR-15 during his speech. Mack advised gun owners engaging in civil disobedience to “put your sheriff next to you to keep it peaceful.” Scott defiantly explained in her speech, “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.” She noted that Founding Father Alexander Hamilton said any law that violates the Constitution is not valid, and there is a moral obligation to disobey unjust laws.

Seim, a political activist and congressional candidate, wrote on his website, “Today I become an OUTLAW! Arrest me! I will NOT comply.” He led the rally peacefully, and at one point asked everyone attending to kneel with him in prayer. As he led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, he stressed, “I am not pledging obedience to the government, it is to the Republic. We don’t ask for our rights, and we don’t negotiate for our rights. We will take America back.”

Another speaker explained what was happening this way, “We no longer consent nor comply.” Mike Vanderboegh, whose Three Percenter movement is modeled after the three percent of the colonists who fought in the American War of Independence, said that those at the rally are the resistance behind enemy lines. The resistance is also taking place in a handful of other states with strict gun control laws, where patriots are now smuggling in weapons illegally. Vanderboegh told attendees, “This is the tyranny the Founding Fathers warned us about. Tyranny can be voted into existence by a majority. We will not fire the first shot, but if need be, we will fire the last.”

Gun control zealots have finally gone too far. Gun owners are now discovering that the police in New York are using gun control laws to confiscate guns from family members within days after their owners pass away. Hundreds of thousands of gun owners in Connecticut and New York who failed to register their AR-15s earlier this year are now felons. Requiring the registration of guns or requiring background checks, as I-594 does, allows the government to compile a list of gun owners, which can be used later for confiscation.

If guns cause crime, then why wasn’t there a single mishap, considering there were 1,000 or so guns present and hundreds of violations of felony law taking place? Tellingly, Washington State Trooper Guy Gill predicted beforehand, “”Most of these folks are responsible gun owners. We probably will not have an issue.” The truth is, the state capitol was probably the safest place in the state last Saturday.

Patriots have had enough. The Second Amendment is gradually being eroded, state by state, and gun owners are not going to lie down and give up their arms. A handful of billionaires and elitists in blue cities like Seattle do not respect the Constitution nor represent the vast majority of Americans. Another rally in Olympia is planned for January 15th, and another one in Spokane on December 20th.

The Second Amendment Foundation, headquartered in Bellevue, intends to sue the state over I-594, and will be lobbying the legislature to get the law changed or repealed. Washington state is now ground zero for patriotic gun owners resisting tyranny, which is at a tipping point since law enforcement does not intend to enforce I-594. What happens next?

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Good question Dan,

I don't own any guns, so I'm not sure, but I would guess that it's time to locate your Sheriff and TELL him, not ask him to get up off his ass and do something about this in HIS county.

"Shall not be 'infringed'."

For some cockamamie reason the DC'rs ( District of Crime) 'elected representatives' simply fail to hear and abide by "We the people's" and RIGHTS, not 'Privileges' in our founders Constitution and Article 2.

Never forget Charlton Heston's:
" from my cold dead hands" speech.
Freedom is not Free...
okie don

Hey Don,

I was in the room 6 feet away from him when he recorded that. What a thrill to have met him.

Don't go to court...that's exactly what they want. You won't win. Too corrupt Just keep on doing things like this and get more people to become involved.

Agreed!

"The Second Amendment Foundation, headquartered in Bellevue, intends to sue the state over I-594"

I think that the foundation should be suing "the police in New York [who] are using gun control laws to confiscate guns from family members within days after their owners pass away." - assuming those gun control laws are unconstitutional.  Police swear to upholad the constitution, even in New York, right?  So it is their responsibility to recognize and ignore unconstitutional laws.  Even better: a human being has a right to defend himself with whatever tool he deems appropriate, and a policeman's conscience ought to prevent him from enforcing any law that violates that right.  Of course, we can't sue people for violating their consciences.  But an oath to uphold the Constitution?  Sure!  So come on SAF!

This is another great example to share with as many people as you can. Especially non-gun owners.

Maybe it's just me, but does the average Joe notice that our laws, government and our elected, so-called representatives are upside down? I attempt to make it as simple as possible, so even layman can understand the corruption in everything, but especially this 2nd Amendment subject.

If the 2nd Amendment is the law of the land, then passing legislation "infringing" on those inalienable Rights us unjust, unconstitutional, and become illegal upon the very outset of presenting the legislation for a vote. Those voting to "infringe" are violating the Constitution they swore an oath to protect. They immediately testified and documented breaking the law of the land and it is recorded as evidence.

Same for any police who swore the same oath. The moment they attempt, whether successful or not, to confiscate any arms, they are themselves criminals. Except for the rare case where an actual crime is involved.

Same for any judges and same oath. They can do their jobs, or violate the Constitution from the bench. The courts have records that will be written testimony of the admissible evidence of them committing the highest of crimes.

I can't comprehend any defense of such activity. They have violated their oath, our inalienable Rights and the law of the land, from which all "just" laws are derived. They are guilty or innocent. It isn't that hard, unless we drop our guard and allow lawyers to twist vocabulary and allow them to get away with it. Then the criminal offense escalates to collusion when more than one person is concealing the crime. The lawyers are just as guilty. They are professionals and should know the law and cannot claim ignorance.

Have I got this right, or did I miss something? It isn't as hard as THEY are making it. Time to take the judges, lawyers, police and sheriffs who are violating the law of the land [to jail?]. Only the Citizens and voters can enforce the law that is being eroded-away by those who are ELECTED and expected to honor the laws.

Those folks have a job "of public trust", on OUR behalf. Time to act like a boss and fire a few of them, if not put them away. Their replacements will take notice of our assertiveness and authority. If they don't agree, they can find new careers. It is their choice.

Any unjust law is NOT law, and is null and void.

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