We Will NOT Comply! #2

During the recent election, Washington State voters approved a ballot initiative numbered I-594 that would restrict the rights of gun owners, requiring background checks in most cases whenever a gun changes hands. After the law takes effect, a citizen may not loan a gun to a friend without first performing a background check on him.

Before the election, Gavin Seim started a movement to resist I-594 through civil disobedience. The resistance among gun owners has snowballed since November 4:

Thousands of gun owners plan to gather on the grounds of the state capitol on December 13th and exchange guns with one another, in defiance of the new law.

Further resources on the resistance to I-594:

15 thoughts on “We Will NOT Comply! #2

  1. Thats what home of the brave, land of the free is all about!

    We in the Netherlands never got that far. The second amendment i mean.
    Despite a nasty nazi invasion we still dont have “the right” to bear arms. The government will protect us….just like they did in may 1940 🙂

    Well. Seems like we can always count on American blood to make up for our stupid “laws”.

    Shall not be infringed..thats what this is all about.

    • Thank you so much for a much-needed dose of gratitude from Europe!

      I wish to God there were more like you who would dare to speak their minds likewise.

  2. I wonder why anyone would give his/her weapon away, even for loan?

    Here in Finland weapons are mostly hunting rifles or shotguns, and those are valuable instruments. Not that a specific shotgun would cost so very much, but you learn it’s weight, dimensions etc. You don’t lend them to just anyone.

      • There being about 1600000 civilian weapons in Finland, ranks third after U.S and Switzerland. On Switzerland the army reserves keep their weapons at home, so it’s unclear whether these weapons are counted as privately owned or not.

        As it comes to Russia, things have been peaceful for quite some time here. I know a few, and they’re ok. Good people mostly. Their leadership sucks, but they don’t.

        • the number is hard to read for those of us with astigmatism…I had to use my pencil on the screen to count out the zeros…I came up with 1,600,000 civilian weapons in Finland with a population of ~5.5 million.

          Then I found this wiki listing:


          America leads the listing. No surprise there. Many people are gun collectors – our neighbor is, for one. Lots of people are avid hunters, e.g., the woman who does my hair has several guns, though she prefers to hunt with her bow – mainly because bow hunting has a longer season. She gave me a venison loin yesterday; I plan on finding a nice marinade.

          Hunters also give venison and other game to Food Banks here, but there is a lot of paperwork involved since they also get government money.

          I wonder how they managed to do an accurate count of guns since so many are illegally owned by drug dealers and other criminals. Meanwhile, the ever-watchful state is now looking at obituaries specifically to snag the families of newly deceased gun-owners. See this report:


          Such authoritarian behavior towards ordinary citizens will not end well, especially for families where hunting guns, etc., are passed down from generation to generation.

          • I would suppose the difference between Finnish and U.S. weapons count is mostly small arms, that are tightly regulated here, and licences are only permitted if a lengthy hobby is proven, which means participation to a shooting club.

            I have sometimes wondered if owning a handgun is really an effective deterrent against robbery or random shootings. If you get robbed, the robber has the initiative, and once you’re looking at the wrong end of the barrel, it’s too late to pull out the gun.
            If you hear a burglar coming into your house, I would imagine a shotgun to be more effective than a handgun.
            Plus, you really need practice to hit anything with a pistol. For a beginner it’s a matter of luck if you hit a barn door in a surprising situation or not.

          • For the venison, I would recommend the frost roast.
            – put the thorougly frozen venison in the oven at 176F.
            Once melted, put a thermometer in the thickest part. Once the temperature is 140-150F, the roast is done.

            In the meanwhile, cook the marinade:
            2 pints of water
            4 tbsp salt
            1 tbsp sugar
            1 tsp black pepper
            3 cloves
            3 allspice
            2 bay leafs
            1 onion
            let boil for 5 minutes. Let cool down, put the meat in the cold marinade, leave alone for at least half a day, preferably until the next day. Feel free to play with rosemary, red wine, different kinds of consommes, beer etc.

            Serve as roast beef. The advantage of this method is that as the meat is frozen going in the oven, it’s baked on the surface while the inside stays tender. Marinading afterwards improves the effect: the cooking stops when you want it to stop.
            Add some mushroom sauce, rosemary potatoes:
            Wash some potatoes, cut in segments, mix with olive oil, some salt an plenty of rosemary. Bake in 419F for about half an hour. Best made just ready from the oven.
            some red wine, baked veggies.. there you have it/him 😉

  3. I certainly hope that the “I will not comply” movement gets momentum, but – alas – I doubt it. However, every cloud has a silver ligthning: here in Denmark we have strict legislation on firearms as well, meaning thoroughly background checks before one can purchase a legal firearm. Furthermore, every gun owner is obliged to practice his or her shooting skills on a regular basis, at least 6 days on the firing range per year in order to keep his or her licence. Which in fact means that all owners of serious firearms – hunting weapons not included – are active members of our NRA. Consequently most gun owners are competition shooters and strive for excellence. Accordingly the chances are that a legal gun owner is a marksman as opposed to the criminals – in reality, Muslims – who cannot hit the side of a barn. And where the Muslims use cheap, ragtag weapons of dubious quality, legal gun owners tend to use expensive, high-precision weapons of outstanding quality. Not that it matters much in the day-to-day street violence, but when the looming civil war gets real, it does.

  4. Am I missing something here? Even if legal gun ownership is a good idea, lending a weapon to someone, even if you regard them as a friend, seems irresponsible.

    • The muslim type instant access to arms system which in place, on order across the open border or retail, includes compulsory reading from a standard training k-manual and all from strategically placed Barrack(s) where brainwashing refreshment is 24/7. Very strategic I must say. Years ago the Militias disbanded after someone got hurt. I certainly hope things have changed a little.

  5. He seems to oppose background checks, as well as any form of legislation on top of the constitution. This does not seem reasonable to me. People with a criminal history or a real mental condition should not be allowed to own guns.

    Many perpetrators of mass shootings have a mental condition. Such events, although contributing for a tiny part of all murders, have a disproportionate impact in the media, and are used by gun control supporters to lobby against legitimate ownership.

    If anything, mentally unstable people should be screened out more carefully. Gun rights extremism is not a good way to sway opponents. You’re not going to make people comfortable if you’re toting guns with an attitude.

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