Gun Enthusiast Meeting In Washington State With Extreme Language

“Three Percenters” leader Mike Vanderboegh speaks to opponents of a Washington State law expanding mandatory background checks at the grounds of the State Capitol in Olympia.  The law seeks to close the “gun show loophole.”

Here, Mike Vanderboegh threatens “second amendment remedies” to Washington state background check law.

Right Wing Watch video.

‘I Will Not Comply’ Rally: ‘If You Want To Own A Bazooka, You Can Own A Bazooka’

Above, Sam Wilson, carrying a rifle on his back, waits on the Capitol grounds to address the crowd.According to the Seattle Times, in a bizarre role reversal, organizers of the “I Will Not Comply” pro-gun rally in Olympia Washington on Saturday, December 13th blamed events like the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut on people trying to regulate firearms.

Demonstrators denounced a law expanding gun-purchase background checks that was approved last month by Washington voters.

Initiative 594, which voters passed by a 19-point margin, expands background checks to people buying firearms in private sales or exchanging them in a transfer.

Since the 1990s, federal law has mandated background checks for people buying guns through licensed dealers at gun shops, but not for private sales at gun shows or similar events.

School shootings around the country have spurred tighter gun laws, some enacted by state legislators, or in the case of I-594, by popular vote.

In a strange twist of logic, rally organizer Gavin Seim blamed events like the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut on people trying to regulate firearms.

When he spoke to the crowd, he said, “The people that are trying to take our guns are the ones that are causing events where children and families and people are lost,” said Seim, who ran unsuccessfully this year for U.S. Congress.

Washington State Patrol put the crowd at about 1,000 people; Seim estimated 1,500.

While on stage, Seim burned his state concealed-weapons permit and advocated that people should buy tanks and bazookas if they wanted them.

“If you want to own a bazooka, you can own a bazooka,” Seim said to cheers.

The crowd ranged from people with concerns over I-594’s language about unlawful gun transfers to others who thought it was a step toward gun registration.  Still others saw the law as an indication of America coming under the sway of a United Nations plan to strip the country of its freedoms.

Others said they worried that I-594 was a symptom of a larger sort of creeping government overreach.  “My rights are being infringed…,” said attendee Robert Henry.

Apparently, Robert’s right to own a Bazooka is being infringed…

Protests Ongoing

Thousands hit streets over black deaths

THOUSANDS of protesters walked through parts of New York and Washington yesterday, stepping up demonstrations across the US demanding justice for black men killed by white police.

The rallies in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, and several Californian cities were among the largest in a growing protest movement sparked by the killing of ­unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9.

Demonstrators shut down parts of Manhattan and Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue with cries of “No justice, no peace!”, “Justice Now!” and “The whole damn system is guilty as hell!”.

The mixed crowds of black and white mobilised many young people but also young families, parents and the elderly.

The Garner and Brown families were joined in Washington by relatives of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot dead last month by Cleveland police, and of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Florida by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012.

Garner’s widow and wife took to the stage before the energized crowd. “I am here not only marching for Eric Garner, but for everyone’s daughters and sons and nieces and nephews and dads and moms,” Esaw Garner said.

Garner’s mother Gwen Carr said the protests would continue until congress responded to ­demands for reform.

National Action Network president Al Sharpton led the protest march in Washington.

Organizers called for congress to “pass a national profiling act” and Reverend Sharpton called for sweeping justice reform.

“You thought it would be kept quiet. You thought you’d sweep it under the rug. You thought there would be no limelight. But we’re going to keep the light on Michael Brown, on Eric Garner, on Tamir Rice, on all of these victims,” said Sharpton.

Cruz “Booed” Off Stage At Conference For Mideast Christians

Cruz was talking at a conference for Middle Eastern Christians in Washington, D.C.

They seemed to have a different view of the Israelis than he did.

Sources claim that many Christians in the Middle East take issue with Israeli military policy, which has made life for Palestinian Christians in their homeland very difficult, and driven many from their homes.

EWTN News Nightly’s Jason Calvi caught the moment on video.