The Second Amendment Foundation is disappointed that federal Judge Benjamin H. Settle today dismissed without prejudice our lawsuit challenging provisions of Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure passed in Washington State last November.
However, SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb noted that in reaching his decision, Judge Settle acknowledged that “The Court is sympathetic to Plaintiffs in that one must actually be prosecuted or under actual or immediate threat of prosecution before the Court may address the constitutionality of a statute.” The judge further observed that “the fairness of this rule may definitely be questioned…”
“It is mind boggling that a law-abiding citizen evidently must put their civil rights, not to mention their clean criminal record, at risk before a court can rule whether a law is constitutional,” Gottlieb observed. “It is definitely unfair, and we believe every American will think it unfair that someone has to be chained and incarcerated before they are allowed to challenge an attack on their constitutional rights.
FK – There’s nothing ‘mind boggling’ about it. We’re at war. Our domestic blood enemies want us disarmed so we can’t hunt and eradicate them after enough finally see the necessity of doing so. That’s all it’s ever been about. The crime issue is a red herring, an excuse to persuade the ignorant.
FK – Why would someone that smart bother with shyster school, all that debt with no guarantee of a job?
Chuckie Schemer is the real danger. It should’ve been tried for treason and executed years ago. But ‘conservatives’ and ‘libertarians’ lack the brains to work together and the backbone necessary to form the militia force that would be necessary to do what will be required.