Republic Police Chief Loren Culp, appearing on Fox News over the weekend, explained his recent declaration that recently-passed gun control Initiative 1639 will not be enforced in his jurisdiction so long as he remains on the job. The anti-gun measure, adopted by a 60-40 vote margin, prohibits young adults from legally purchasing and owning a so-called “semiautomatic assault rifle.” It also requires so-called “enhanced background checks,” mandatory training, registration, so-called “secure storage,” and creates a new crime called “community endangerment.”
The initiative campaign was largely funded by less than a dozen wealthy elitists living in the Seattle area, trying—according to critics—to push their personal lifestyle and morals down the throats of all Evergreen State residents.
I-1639 was definitely the hot topic at the Washington Arms Collectors’ weekend gun show at the Puyallup fairgrounds. Thousands of people jammed the gun show Saturday and again Sunday. They stopped at the Second Amendment Foundation’s table looking for information on what’s next. A federal lawsuit challenging parts of the measure was filed last week by SAF and the National Rifle Association.
He cites the State Constitution and his oath to its fidelity.
God Bless Culp! We need thousands like him!
The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate holds that Culp has the moral and legal justification to uphold his oath. He is performing his solemn and sworn duty to the citizens by upholding their Rights, even as they attempt to vote them away from their fellow man. Rights cannot be voted away, surrendered or in any way separated from humans.
In short it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one or any number of men at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights when the great end of civil government from the very nature of its institution is for the support, protection and defence of those very rights: the principal of which as is before observed, are life liberty and property. If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave--- (Emphasis per original.)
Resolutions of Town of Boston, 1772 ("The Rights of The Colonists, . . . ")