Thursday, January 18, 2007

Apparently I'm No Longer Welcome Here

Washington State is a pretty great place. The Democrats are trying to change that as quickly as they can, now that they run the joint. I was planning on staying, and we'll have to see how these things play out, but between the "Assault Weapons" ban proposals and other gun control, and the new call for a state income tax, it doesn't look good.

I have a mountain of student loan debt, and I'm not hanging around here to help with their liberal utopia at the expense of my future. Nope, no thanks.

The major question I have is whether or not the Republicans can ever reclaim at least one house of in the state legislature, or the governorship. I'd really rather see the house or the senate switch hands, but I can't see that happening in my lifetime. I have no idea how they'd ever manage it. Right now the Dems have a 65% to 35% advantage in the senate and a 64% to 36% lead in the house. We're turning into California north. Depressing.

6 Comments:

Blogger Rusticus said...

These places are creating their own echo chambers by driving out anyone with a different point of view.

So much for 'diversity'.

Good luck, man, with whatever choice you make!

1/19/2007 6:55 PM  
Anonymous steveH said...

Well, strike another potential destination off the list when I retire from work in California in a couple of years.

1/20/2007 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slightly OT: I'm traveling a lot this summer, and with my CO and FL carry permits, I'm okay in all but two states: Oregon and Washington. What's the story on traveling in and out of the state on vacation, with an unloaded revolver in a locked box inside a storage area in the back of am SUV? Any advice would be welcome, even if it's "don't bring the gun" or "don't visit"! OldeForce

1/23/2007 11:12 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

Hey OldeForce,

you should definitely bring your guns! Washington requires that without a CCW you cannot carry in your car at all, but otherwise you can open carry if you're comfortable with that (except be careful in the more liberal places, you might get harassed by an uneducated LEO, see www.opencarry.org for details and go to their Washington State forum page).

Oregon, except Multnoma county (Portland, etc) is basically open carry, but without a CCW individual municipalities can regulate it. Eastern Oregon is fair game as far as I know. You can get more info at the Oregon Firearms Federation page, and the guy that runs the website will typically answer any questions you have about traveling armed in Oregon in a couple days max.

Lastly, and you may want to read this for yourself on www.packing.org for Washington State as I'm no Laywer, but, if I read the plain as day language in the law correctly, you can carry concealed in Washington State (http://www.packing.org/state/washington/) WITHOUT a permit provided:

RCW 9.41.050

(1)(a): Except in the person's place of abode or fixed place of business, a person shall not carry a pistol concealed on his or her person without a license to carry a concealed pistol.

RCW 9.41.060 "Exceptions to restrictions on carrying firearms.

The provisions of RCW 9.41.050 shall not apply to:"
(4) Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of the person, if possessing, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of the business;
(6) Regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting, when those members are at or are going to or from their places of target practice;
(7) Regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of modern and antique firearm collecting, when those members are at or are going to or from their collector's gun shows and exhibits;
(8) Any person engaging in a lawful outdoor recreational activity such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or horseback riding, only if, considering all of the attendant circumstances, including but not limited to whether the person has a valid hunting or fishing license, it is reasonable to conclude that the person is participating in lawful outdoor activities or is traveling to or from a legitimate outdoor recreation area;
(9) Any person while carrying a pistol unloaded and in a closed opaque case or secure wrapper;


Hope that helps. Fire me an email if you need any more info. I'm at carnaby_fudgeAThotmailDOTcom

1/23/2007 11:38 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

One last thing. This line above "(8) Any person engaging in a lawful outdoor recreational activity such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or horseback riding, only if, considering all of the attendant circumstances, including but not limited to whether the person has a valid hunting or fishing license, it is reasonable to conclude that the person is participating in lawful outdoor activities or is traveling to or from a legitimate outdoor recreation area;" seems to imply that you can carry in your car CONCEALED ONLY without a permit provided you are in route to or from your "legitimate outdoor activity".

1/23/2007 11:40 PM  
Anonymous carter king said...

I was stationed at Fort Lewis for 27 LONG months-I could'nt leave the people's republic of washington QUICKLY enough-I'll NEVER return

1/27/2007 9:10 AM  

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