Tuesday, June 10, 2008

From my warm, latte-soaked hands

Seattle Mayor takes a lesson from Nutty Nutter thinking he can pass laws under pre-emption.

After a shooting at the Northwest Folklife festival injured three people, Mayor Greg Nickels will prohibit guns at Seattle Center, parks, community centers and city-run buildings.

The city does not have the authority to arrest or fine people for bringing a gun onto city property. Only the state can enact laws governing firearms, and the mayor acknowledged the city could face a legal challenge.

More at The Real Gun Guys

Header blatantly stolen from Slappy on IllinoisCarry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like this nugget at the end of the article...

"Nickels has urged the Legislature to pass a law denying guns to anyone who has been involuntarily committed to a mental-health facility."

Silly me, I thought this was already federal law.