They came together in Felony defiance and violated SB941.
People need to understand that this was not simply a protest. It was a historic stand along the lines of Olympia last December. Hundreds of armed patriots came together and defied Oregon legislation, openly violating it in Felony disobedience.
My family and I drove to Salem Oregon to stand with these patriots at an I Will Not Comply stand organized by Reuben Eliason against SB941. This lawless legislation was similar to i594 in WA, which made it a Felony to purchase or pass a weapon without a government background check.
My wife Sondra and four kids along with 3% leader Mike Vanderboegh and Oath Keepers founder Stuart Rhodes.
Background checks give the goverment permission to deny someone a gun and limit the peoples purchasing of them. In truth under the law they do not have the power to limit a free mans absolute right in any way. Background checks are a precursor to confiscation and should not be tolerated in any form because they are 100% illegal.
About 400-800 of patriots came together to stand in principled defiance at the capital in Salem. I was honored to speak along with patriots like 3% leader Mike Vanderboegh,Oath Keepers founder Stuart Rhodes and many other speakers and patriot groups who are working to raise the call for liberty.
Bloody revolution must be the last resort of good men. Let us stand now while we can still stand in relative peace.
I for one appeal to heaven. I believe it’s time to get on our knees before God and stand on our feet before tyrants. It’s time to end pettiness and open our eyes to the America we have lost. To rise; to stand on moral principle, to repent of sin and apathy. Put away our wickedness, our fear and our cowardice and turn to liberty and God. Rise up to restore liberty for our children.
I am willing to stand and I am willing to die for what is just and right. But only on principle and faith and justice.
Update 1 Year Later: Today marks the anniversary of the day more than 2000 patriots came ARMED to the State Capital and defied felony gun restrictions in front of the world.
We disobeyed that lawless law and than 700 signed the Declaration of Affirmation. More events followed; not protests, but principled defiance into to Oregon and beyond. A year later, despite naysayers and failed lawsuits from weak kneed gun groups, i594 has not been enforced and there have been no arrests as it is openly ignored by those with the principle to stand for liberty. We showed the world that our rights do not come from legislators, but from God.
The fight is far from over. Today is a reminder for us to appeal to heaven; to stand UNITED in principled defiance for liberty. We nee to stop hating and start loving our neighbor. We need to unite. We Stand. — Gavin Seim 12/13/15
Gav stopped for a prayer for America and courage to take her back.
12/13/14 a shot heard round the world. Without a shot fired!
by Gav Seim: For years people have been talking about nullification. Today the world is talking, the tyrants are reeling and most politicians don’t even know what to say as they sit in slack jawed silence. It’s day for the history books. Because despite the millions spent by tyrants, one of the most lawless anti-gun bills in American history, i594, is DEAD! Defeated with a few thousand dollars and the principled rag tag, gun toting patriots who stood up and said NO MORE!
Here’s what you need to know: i594 is NOT law. It is legally void and has been legally nullified! You don’t need to obey it. The action that has been talked about by liberty groups for years, was taken on by brave patriots from all over America on Saturday. By God’s grace and bold liberty, we had victory here! We got on our knees and we stood bold on our feet. Not a single shot fired, nor a piece of litter left on the ground.
How it Happened?
The day i594 passed the vote, I announced the I Will Not Comply Rally, to complete what I had I talked about in this video a month before. Thanks to a great team of people like the Bosworth’s,Kit Lange, and many others, patriots united. We did it without permits, judges, negotiations or political favors.
The key was liberty, principle and resolve. We would not even waver to comply with the normally required permit to hold this rally at the capital. Most gun groups refused to stand with us because we would not play political games, some openly opposed us, but to their shame the people stood anyways. They came from all over America because we were finally making a real stand, instead of playing politics.
We showed the world that the collective has no authority to vote away the rights of the individual. We are done negotiating for our nights.
How was it nullified?
Nullification of bad law means to render impotent, void or powerless. You know those laws about chewing gum on Sunday or holding hands in public? They are null and void, even if still on the books. That’s what we did here. We still look to our legislators to remove it. In fact we have empowered them to do so and some of them even stood with us. I can’t say how proud I am of my team who helped make this rally happen and the people who stood with us in person, with donations and with prayers.
When 594 passed, we did not wait. Using momentum instead of playing politics, we won a victory for liberty that can be duplicated all over and used to end lawless law. Act swiftly — Let me stand with ten principled for liberty, than a thousand who bow to tyranny and lick the boots of tyrants.
The Lewis County prosecutor and Sheriff just said they would NOT ARREST OR CHARGE people for what we did here. This has huge implications, because for any prosecutor to charge an individual after this point, would raise the issue of selective enforcement. Sure they could try and prosecute folks. But now that 594 has been nullified by the people, enforcement is unlikely to work. We the people must disobey lawless law.
This was the largest felony disobedience rally in American history. We traded guns, we bought them, we sold them. We defied tyranny and the officers stood by and upheld their oath. — America just did what has never been done. The media will downplay numbers, they will pretend that the WSP did not act because we were not in violation. We controlled the conversation, not the media.
Cope Reynolds speaking to the patriots joined Sheriff Mack, Mike Vanderboegh, Rep Elizabeth Scott and many others.
Throughout the day, 2000-3000 came with hundreds more watching live online. We did exactly what we came for and this is just the beginning. We signed the declaration that day and what a beautiful thing all those signatures are.
Where were our National and State gun rights and liberty groups? I’m sad to report they were nowhere to be seen, even though they were openly invited. We did not protest, we violated. We did not ask, we demanded. We the people affirmed liberty and law, right up to the end where lawless concealed carry permits were thrown into open flames.
Permits, infringements and gun restrictions of all kinds must go. These are not law, they are lawless. It’s not about guns, it’s about liberty and we are taking back our liberty. Do NOT comply, nullify! Stand bold. Stand proud, stand principled.
That’s what WA State says, after today’s implementation of i594!
But as we know, law the violates the Constitution is not law at all.
So WE STAND! The time has come to stop being silent. Our rights are not open to negotiation, they are not granted at the whims of legislators, Congress or judges. ALL gun restrictions are lawless and it’s time to take back our liberty. We talk about it in today’s video.
On Dec 13th WE STAND for a shout that will ring across the world. I WILL NOT COMPLY!
Q — When and Where?
A. We’ll be gathering on the primary large green at the Capital in Olympia. You can get the address on the main rally page. We’ll have logistics in order with sound and great speakers throughout the event. The rally starts at 11AM and officially will go till around 3:30, but you can stay longer if you wish.
Q — What should I bring. A. It’s December in Olympia and will be chilly. Dress warm and make sure you bring hats and gloves, especially for kids. Bring water and snacks. You can also bring chairs, tables.
Q — The law will not be in effect so this is pointless.
A. Wrong. The law goes into effect Dec 4th according to the voter pamphlet.
Q — The legislature is not in session, so the timing is bad.
A. When thousands of armed patriots show up to peacefully stand against lawlessness, everyone knows. The fact that the legislature is not in session does not diminish this. They will all know we were there. Some of them will even be there with us and our voice will be heard around the world.
Q — Can we open carry/don’t open carry/loaded carry?
A. We’re not here to ask for our rights. We’re taking them. We are here to openly defy i594. We’re also here to be principled, respectful and peaceful. Don’t come looking for a fight, just come resolute. Bring your best, bring your ammo. If that’s open carry, do it safe, if it’s concealed do so, if it’s your whole family, great. Come and stand principled for liberty and be a part of history.
Q — Who can come?
A. Anyone, any age. You be the judge. Lets keep this family friendly and teach the next generation about liberty as we make our stand. We do not anticipate aggressive action from the government. There are too many of us.
Q — This Gavin Seim guy is a hack!
A. You show me your results. I’ll show you mine.
Q — Lets show these F****rs a thing or two.
A. Your voice is your own, but lets be principled and clean. We are standing strong and we don’t need lewd language, nasty signs or screaming to show that we are resolute, we are liberty. Lets keep the high ground and make our mammas proud.
Q — How will we be violating i594?
A. It’s not hard since the law is so ridiculous. Hand a gun to a friend, buy a gun, sell a gun. You are welcome to do all of these things as you please. We are not here to obey this lawless law but to uphold real law and our rights. All gun restrictions that violate the Constitution are void. We are coming together to affirm that.
Q — Who is Speaking?
A. We’re lining up great speakers and are taking suggestions. There is no open mic and all speakers will be arranged through our team before hand. Due to the scale of this we’re be bringing up speakers that are experienced and can help us take on the lawlessness after we go home. If you have a suggestion or want to be considered email, email@example.com.
Q — This is the wrong way. Just obey and let the system work it out.
A. Nice, hows lying down been working out for us? We don’t always have to agree on everything But we must stand as one for what’s right.
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Q — Is this legal?
A. What’s legal is our rights. The supreme law of our Constitutions and our liberty. All other laws are lawless. But in the eyes of a lawless government, defying i594 is indeed illegal. We don’t care. It is our duty to defy such lawlessness and uphold our rights.
Q — Do you have a permit for this?
A. We don’t need a permit for our rights. We have been trying to work with the Capital by submitting the information that “their rules” say is required. They have been giving us hassles, but we have made a best effort and everything goes on as planned. Lets be clear. We are NOT asking permission. We are showing up and we WILL rally.
Q — Lets start this REVOLUTION!
A. No lets not! Revolution of blood is the last resort of good men. It’s neither glorious nor exciting. It’s the blood of fathers and children spilled because evil was not quelled soon enough. See this article for more.That said, we will not allow government to violate this body and if we must defend our families, we will not blink.
Q. What about safety.
A. It’s critical that everyone practice good safety. Open carry and loaded arms are well within our rights. But if you are handing off a gun we suggest you announce the state. If you are receiving a one, please check the chamber. If you want to bring zip ties to secure triggers of guns being bought, sold do so. Always treat guns as if they are loaded and remember we are here to set an example, not become one.
Q. What if police/others assault us!
A. Due to our numbers, we do not expect trouble. Be polite to officers, ask them to refuse lawless legislation and keep their oath. Leave the name calling and F **k the police stuff at home. We stand on liberty and principle. — That said, the time has come to stand firm. We will not tolerate government officials attempting to enforce this legislation or make mass arrests. We will not throw the first punch, or fire the first shot. But if assaulted for our liberty, we will respond and we will defend ourselves. Anyone that commits assault will be placed under arrest by the citizens.
Q — This is going to be awesome!
A. YES. God willing we will start to change the course and set an example for others. If you believe, keep praying. Regardless, lets stay on track and make history on Dec 13th. See you there.
Q — How can I help.
Planning an event with thousands of patriots is no small feat. But we have a great team of patriots behind the scenes and you can be a part of. We could use your help, and here’s how you can get involved. Most questions can be answered via the Q&A page: http://callmegav.com/rallyqa.
***Support Volunteers: We need you. If you want to be on the volunteer list, have gear you want to pitch in with, want to bring candy for the kids, serve coffee, or help with tents just let us know and we’ll coordinate with you. We are making lists of what we have and do not have and will be nailing everything down. You can also donate on the site if you want to help out that way: http://callmegav.com/donate
***Coat Drive: We will have an area to collect coats and winter clothing. Our forefathers fought with no coats, no shoes, no food. We want to ensure that those who want to stand with us have what they need to do so. Please bring something if you have something. This will help us have extra gear on hand for rally goers if the whether goes bad, and when it’s over our team will distribute the coats to community centers and people in need.
***Medical Personnel: We do NOT anticipate issues. However, it is winter and we want to ensure that if people run into any kind of emergencies that we are organized. We are not staffing a first aid tent or anything like that; this is just to have someone “on call” and willing to step up if needed. If you have medical training and can help out please contact us.
***Vendors: It’s a public place and vendors can come to the event as any public event. This could be anything from a food truck to tactical gear. If you are a vendor who would be interested in setting up you can get in touch and we’ll give you details to help coordinate.
***Lastly, this is not a one man show. We have many great groups in Washington and if you’d like to stand with us please get in touch. We need local groups to bring tents, tables, chairs, coffee and the like.
This thread is not for off-topic discussion. We are looking for serious people who want to get involved. If you are interested in any of the above, please contact us at THIS email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a historic event. We are capable of taking care of our own, ensuring that people are safe, and making sure we are not blindsided by unforeseen issues. Liberty demands responsibility; we accept that responsibility and are proud you are all standing with us. We look forward to hearing from you.