August 22, 2009

Gun Owners Help Oust Seattle Mayor in Primary

SEATTLE -- Seattle gun owners can take much credit for the ouster of anti-gun Mayor Greg Nickels in this week's primary election, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

Nickels came in third in the city's "Top Two" primary. The mayor had defied a Washington state law that denied him the authority to set up the city's restrictive gun laws.

When the mayor announced last year that he would ban legally-carried firearms from city property when he knew it would be contrary to the state's preemption statute, it made tens of thousands of Seattle gun owners furious.

Greg Nickels

Greg Nickels

CCRKBA Projects Director Thomas McKiddie, a West Seattle resident, said he and his gun-owning fellow Seattleites had simply had enough of the mayor's condescension toward their rights to be safe on city streets, in parks and on other public property.

"I don't know a single gun owner in Seattle who voted for Nickels," McKiddie said.

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Comments (9)

While it would be nice to attribute Nickels' demise solely to his idiotic handling of the preemption statute, remember that he took a lot of flack for his support of a tunnel to replace the Rte 99 viaduct, and, particularly (and probably best remembered), his total mishandling of last winter's snow non-removal fiasco. Still, his myopic gun control outlook certainly contributed, and it's nice to see that Bloomberg has one less member in his anti-gun mayoral cadre.

Posted by: Peter Y | August 27, 2009 8:52 PM    Report this comment

Thank God another Moron Anti 2 Amendmenter gone.
Still locked Loaded and keeping My Powder Dry

Posted by: bear1 | August 27, 2009 8:35 PM    Report this comment

I think any time a mayor, governor, congressman, or president so arrogantly exceeds their scope of power in such a blatant violation of applicable law, they should be forthwith removed from office and indicted. I mean, what level of arrogance or sociopathy must someone like this possess before he is willing to push his own agenda and deny people their rights AGAINST THE LAW?!

Posted by: CeltKnight | August 27, 2009 3:32 PM    Report this comment

A copy of this article should be emailed to every mayor who agrees with mayor Bloomberg of NYC.

Posted by: fenchel2c | August 27, 2009 3:03 PM    Report this comment

I agree with Canovack. We MUST increase our efforts to rid ourselves of the unconstitutional solons who think they are elected to protect their jobs instead of represent our interests.

Posted by: Tim C | August 27, 2009 1:17 PM    Report this comment

I have learned in a lifetime that if a person does not trust you (and he has no cause)you can not trust him.A good guy to get rid of.

Posted by: ho1259 | August 27, 2009 1:13 PM    Report this comment

So, who did win - an even bigger anti-gunner or is it someone who will respect us for who we are - LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. The criminal element laugh at such 'restrictions' imposed by this clown. If they respected the law, they wouldn't be criminal, now would they?

Posted by: Hacker15 | August 27, 2009 12:23 PM    Report this comment

This is what needs to happen across the country to protect our second admendment rights. What scares me is on the national scene, this country has elected an anti gun liberal.

Posted by: mytea2 | August 27, 2009 11:17 AM    Report this comment

It is refreshing, indeed, to see the fruits of
gun owners' efforts in defeating an anti-Second
Amendment politician. Many in the US Congress still remember the stinging defeat of the liberal anti-Second Amendment legislators at the hands of gun owning voters in 1994. What we are seeing, here, is testimony to the effect that when voters mobilize in support of
the causes in which they believe.....or conversely against causes that they really, actually works for the
good of the voters. We should all take heart in the example shown here, and we should renew and redouble our efforts to make our elected representatives acutely aware of the consequences that result from ignoring the will of the people.

Posted by: canovack | August 27, 2009 11:01 AM    Report this comment

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