URGENT ACTION NEEDED: 2nd Amendment attacked by Edmonds City Council tonite (Tues). 1) Plz email them. 2) Plz join me there B4 Inslee’s Wed lockdown.

by | Mar 24, 2020

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us

I went to Bellingham last night. They put us in the balcony. We were prohibited from speaking.

There was good news and bad news:

Good: the city council voted to instruct the city attorney to examine the constitutionality of the anti-2nd Amendment provisions in the Bellingham Municipal Code (subsections 5, 7, 9).

Bad: The city council did not listen to the 700 Pro-2A Patriots who emailed them. The council banned public testimony “for safety reasons” (them speaking was safe, citizens speaking was dangerous). The council voted to pass their emergency ordinances without removing subsections 5, 7, & 9 from the Bellingham Municipal Code.

This is a partial but significant victory. They will hear from us again soon.

As I was driving to Bellingham last night, I was notified that the Edmonds City Council is passing an emergency ordinance tonight (Tues, March 24, 7pm, 121 5th Ave N, Edmonds) that adds this brand new language to the existing Edmonds Municipal Code empowering the mayor to issue orders with the force of law in an emergency. It includes this: 

G. An order prohibiting the carrying or possession of a firearm …


The image above appears on page 219 of their proposed emergency ordinance: http://edmondswa.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=2573&Inline=True.

This is word-for-word exactly the same as subsection 9 of the Bellingham Municipal Code.

Edmonds is going to vote tonight to add this unconstitutional attack on the 2nd Amendment to their city code.

Let’s tell them not to.

I’m asking everyone to do 3 things:

1) Send emails to the mayor and city council (let’s make it 700+)

2) Join me there tonight (before Inslee’s Wednesday lockdown)

3) Forward this update to your friends, family, and co-workers and ask them to do the same

Send them emails RIGHT NOW – here’s how:

In the “To” line, copy and paste:

michael.nelson@edmondswa.gov;  kristiana.johnson@edmondswa.gov;  luke.distelhorst@edmondswa.gov;  adrienne.monillas@edmondswa.gov;  diane.buckshnis@edmondswa.gov; vivian.olson@edmondswa.gov;  susan.paine@edmondswa.gov; laura.johnson@edmondswa.gov;  council@edmondswa.gov;  jamie.holter@edmondswa.gov;  tim.eyman@gmail.com

Subject line: Do not attack our 2nd Amendment rights – remove section G from your emergency ordinance.

In the body of the email, copy and paste this or write something like this — TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL:

No government — certainly not a city — can prohibit citizens from carrying or possessing a firearm. It violates the US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment and the Washington state Constitution’s Article 1, Section 24 (“the right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired.”). Your legislation is also illegal (KOMO 4 NEWS: Bellingham to pay $15,000 to a man who was threatened by a police officer for wearing a holstered gun in a city park — https://komonews.com/archive/bellingham-to-pay-15000-to-man-who-wore-gun-in-park). After the council listens to public testimony during this open public meeting, all it takes to remove this anti-2A provision is for one councilmember to make a motion to amend the emergency ordinance, another councilmember to second it, discuss it, then the council will vote to remove it. There is absolutely no justification for this blatantly unconstitutional — and illegal — provision and your emergency ordinance should be modified to remove it. Please confirm you received my email message.

PLEASE, EVERYONE, send your emails immediately.

ACTION ALERT: The Edmonds city council votes tonight. I will be there (Tues, March 24, 7:00pm, 121 5th Ave N, Edmonds) to speak out against this illegal provision because I’m very concerned the mayor and council will ignore us if all we do is send emails. In-person, vocal testimony has always been the most effective way to lobby politicians. Join me if you want to (1 day before Inslee’s Wednesday lockdown). I hope to see you there.

Don’t be intimidated. If you don’t speak out, they’re going to think you don’t care about your rights.