Dems Sponsor Bill To Violate Fourth Amendment Rights Of Gun Owners

Washington State Democrats have sponsored Senate Bill 5737, which has a little provision that apparently was to go unnoticed that would have said that police have a right to search a private citizen's home once per year if they own certain types of firearms.

According to the legislation:

In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall ... safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.

Yes, that means liberal Democrats pushed forward this legislation in open and defiance of the Fourth Amendment. But that's not all. When they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar, they exclaimed it wasn't their fault and that they made mistake.

“I have to admit it shouldn’t be in there,” said Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle). “I made a mistake,” said Sen. Adam Kline (D-Seattle). “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”

Yeah, there was no mistake. This was deliberate. Murray and Kline were sponsors of the bill. They knew exactly what was in it. This is just more BS from the Left.

Murray also told a gun-control rally in January, “We will only win if we reach out and continue to change the hearts and minds of Washingtonians. We can attack them, or start a dialogue.”

Interestingly, Danny Westneat at the Seattle Times writes about Lance Palmer, a Seattle trial lawyer and self-described liberal. “I’m a liberal Democrat — I’ve voted for only one Republican in my life,” Palmer told me. “But now I understand why my right-wing opponents worry about having to fight a government takeover.”

He added: “It’s exactly this sort of thing that drives people into the arms of the NRA.”

Now this part is actually somewhat encouraging. If a self professed liberal Democrat, a trial lawyer at that, understands why we believe a real danger of government takeover and abandonment of the law of the land is genuine, then that is at least one guy who is thinking. Hopefully, he'll drop his liberalism and become a pro-gun attorney!

UPDATE: Wording from the legislation has now been removed by those caught red handed.

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  • freedomringsforall

    We are one step away from a total dictatorship.
    The 2nd amendment.

  • Rockport

    Nathan/Drifanwulf, All sections in this Bill (corrected copy or not) are still offensive to the rights and liberties of all Washingtonians. Too bad these elitists will probably turn law abiding citizens into criminals; they should focus on how they can turn criminals into law abiding citizens.

  • SouthernPatriot

    Demonrat leftists do not seem to care if the U.S. Constitution is violated if they desire a new law or policy. The Constitution be damned! That is their attitude.

    "I don't think people ought to be able to own guns" --Obama (said to a fellow lecturer at the University of Chicago)

  • Wally

    The Pinko anti-gunners should all have to pack up their bags and move to Russia or China and leave Real Americans alone!

  • Gayle

    I was amazed at the volume of conservative comments and up-arrows under the original article. It being western WA, I really expected this to not cause much of a ripple.

    Pleasantly surprised.

  • Marty

    The first, fourth, fifth and sixth amendments have been seriously eroded since the so called war on terror has started. Repubs and Dems have been quick to join the bandwagon. They might as well just burn the bill of rights.

  • Rory Trup

    Corrupt tyranical governments need unarmed citizens. Because unarmed people become subjects. Free people always take self defense as a duty and responsibility. That's how we became America and not Mexico or Cuba. I rest my case. Peace.

  • Charlie

    Seem to me this bill is a large part of the tyranny that is in the writings of the Bill of God given rights and the federalist papers. Any infringement on the second or for that matter any constitutional amendment is not a light matter. Bowing to a few and taking the God given rights from the mass seems to be a bit foolish. Yes we all know that DHS has bought up 2.6+ Million rounds of hollow point bullets to shoot US citizens, drones to further killing US citizen, all of the cameras that DHS has put up all over the country in the last 10 or so years yes the cameras in your city are the property of DHS just lovely yes...Let our employees take your guns then you can just be the sheep just like the german people became in 1930 under Hitler. Good luck to all that and bow to tyranny. I'll see you in the pastures with the SS guarding you so you do not escape. TYRANNICAL BEHAVIOR better be trying to get this bill repealed fast as possible.

  • grumpy old man

    The liberals have a boot licking media too do their bidding for them and to broadcast any thing that the WH wants them to do. We are now only about 40% free country,and the liberals want that to be 0%. Democrats who don't know what they are doing here,will soon learn how wrong they were,but it will be too damn late. I'm not looking for anything good to happen in our future.The young liberals are all brain washed and fed a diet of Conservative hatred everyday,and no one seems to give a rats ass about it. Instead of doing what they are supposed to do,our friends in DC are too busy figuring ways to disarm us and they can NOT figure a way to disarm bad people. Just how will they get those weapons off of the streets,just ask "O" that question...

  • http://FreedomOutpost Rodger Peterson

    Very similar legislation introduced and under serious consideration in Minnesota. HF241, HF242, HF243, introduced by State Representative Alice Hausman on January 31, 2013 will give the right to inspect, and to make-up the rules and regulations to each of Minnesota law enforcement agencies...there are 486 such agencies.

    It is not about gun is about government control...of the people.

  • Frank

    Our elected leaders and their appointees are so alarmed that the American people have had enough, that they feel the only way to protect temselves is to disarm the people. They know that the Constitution was written to limit government to protect the people. Since what most of what government is now doing is likely unconstitutionally prohibited, government has to disarm the people fast. They know the statement, "Give me liberety or give me death". They also know that there is no limit to the number of citizens who lose their life, as long as governemnt remains in control.

  • C W Foster

    Typical Democrats "I din't know that was in there!" (this from the primary sponsor, and co-sponsor) some low level staffer must've put that in! Illegitimate children of female dogs (Imagine that a bit less clean for my exact feelings) They refuse to even own the legislation they put forth! I think anyone caught in that kind of situation should be immediately impeached, then run out of town on a rail after being tarred and feathered!

  • http://None Ivy Iverson

    It is good to see that at least ONE Democrat has awaken and is seeing the light through the eyes of a lawyer! (Actually, he isn't the first - they are waking up slowly!) Hopefully the whole bunch of Obama supporters will become turncoats and finally defeat - and IMPEACH - Obama, then charge and convict him with the long list of crimes of which he has already been proven guilty!

  • TheTexasCooke

    I think that they will run out of sheriffs that want to be their puppets, but it's just a guess.

  • Bobby Adair

    It's things like this that is the problem in today's [free] world..

  • Anthony

    1 the Supreme Court will be forced sooner or later to change what the 2nd Amendment means,
    2, we dont own Assault weapons, AR-15 type guns are semi-auto they dont count as a Assault Weapon, Even 2000 solders that posted about it said they are not that kind of gun, Its the left that wants to make them that way so its easier for them to get people to act on the laws and learn to hate them and be afraid of them.
    3, when the hell is the Left going to pay the price for there lies every day day in and day out, You cant believe anything they say.


    Sleep well tonight, your republican national guard is awake. HA! Good work gentlemen! Love is in the air.

  • Dave La Rochelle MD

    Not much of a surprise from this tyrant.

  • Dave La Rochelle MD

    The anti gun left should be shown the Constitution.

  • Donna

    all of congress are a bunch of criminals occupying the house we the people own......every last one of them are committing treason for allowing the destruction of the Constitution! It is time to rid the government of the usurp living there.