Sell Your Cloak and Buy a Sword

In Matthew 22, as Jesus prepared to leave from his last meal to go to his execution, he said to them,…he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.

Did Christ literally instruct his followers to acquire swords or is this symbolic language- a metaphor for studying his Word, perhaps? We will follow with more but it does not take too much thought to see that a pistol is analogous to the sword. The sword was the personal weapon of choice down through the ages. Why did Peter possess the sword that he wielded when the Lord was arrested? Because the Lord told him to have one, of course. Read more

Warrior Values vs. the Culture of Therapy

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Everybody claims to honor our veterans. The anti-war activists that despised President Bush “supported” the troops. Such support is often expressed as concern about the levels of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome experienced by returning veterans.

Veterans often deal with high levels of stress. The public’s perception that veterans may harm themselves and others can contribute to stress. The perception is fostered by mainstream media outlets like the New York Times.

A spokesperson for a mental health provider that works with the VA and veterans told me that veteran’s gun rights are not important. Her main concern was ensuring that vets did not blow their brains out- supposedly it is a small price to pay if vets lose their gun rights. Why should a veteran trust such professionals who regard Constitutional rights with such a cavalier attitude? Read more

Gonzaga’s Bulldog Battalion Honors Fallen Hero 1st Lt. Forrest P. Ewens

On Saturday, April 18, Inland Northwest Action Shooters hosted the 8th annual 1st Lt. Forrest P. Ewens Memorial Match. Forrest Ewens was killed in action on June 16, 2006 during combat operations in Afghanistan. His all-terrain vehicle struck an IED in the Pech River Valley. Sgt. Ian T. Sanchez was also killed.

1st Lt. Ewens, of Chewelah, Washington was 25 years old and had attended Whitworth University in Spokane. There were men present at the match, including a returned Ranger veteran, who knew him and spoke of how energetic and committed to his country Forrest was. Read more

The Merovingian Bloodline

The “Merovingian Bloodline” is an esoteric doctrine and network of secret societies that have a pedigree purporting to relate back to a time before Charlemagne. King Dagobert II and his descendants used such fables to perpetuate the succession of their royal bloodline. They insinuated that the dynasty’s claim to the Frankish throne was bolstered by a genetic connection to Christ via Mary Magdalene.

There are powerful political and ancient family interests in Europe prepared to make such claims for which they may have been laying a groundwork for many years. Expect to soon hear rumors and suggestions, perhaps with signs or concocted miracles, that certain leaders have a connection to extra-terrestrial civilzations. Supernatural claims are essential for the European Union to achieve its dream of embracing a future European strongman. Read more

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EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

We are available to give advice concerning issues related to employment and disciplinary matters and also assist law enforcement officers and military personnel. We focus on criminal defense but the firm also emphasizes United States Constitutional law and employment discrimination. This includes racial discrimination, age discrimination and discrimination based on religion or national origin.

WEAPONS LAW AND ARMED FORCE

Our firm’s mission is to provide clients with legal counsel and educate armed citizens so that you will present appropriate force in an emergency. If you are charged with using a gun or other threatening use of force, we will defend your rights in court. We serve the military, police and civilian shooting communities, as well as any other groups or institutions that deal with issues regarding the legal use of armed force.

NFA GUN TRUSTS

Our law firm is also provides NFA Gun Trusts for residents of Washington state. Many people use NFA gun trusts to lawfully buy “NFA weapons,” including short barreled rifles and sound suppressors (silencers) without having to obtain the consent of their chief of police.

There are many important additional benefits of gun trusts for gun owners – not just for purchasers of NFA weapons. The trust is a totally private arrangement. You can leave your guns to members of your family without the intrusion and publicity of the probate system. No one will know about your collection.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE MATTERS

Whether you just want to know about your rights and obligations or have criminal charges pending against you, we will answer your questions and represent you aggressively in the court system when necessary. Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Domestic violence, self-defense issues and false accusations of sexual assault are legal issues with which we normally are able to help ordinary working and middle-class people. Additionally, if you have a domestic violence or a felony conviction the courts will often restore your right to bear arms and/or vacate the conviction.

We offer an initial consultation in person or by telephone. Call (509) 237-5464 for a consultation.

Seattle Area Schools Should Prepare for Beslan-style Terror Attacks

  1. Jogn Gidduck is a security professional with extensive law enforcement background and his book about the Beslan massacre of school children contains a law enforcement analysis related to the difficulties of handling a hostage situation (or multiple coordinated situations) where the hostage-takers have already determined that they want to cause maximum harm to children.

One very important point that is easy to overlook is how volunteers, many of whom were armed Russian civilians, made the job in Beslan more difficult for the professionals. One role that armed citizens like our local Armed Defense Training Association members can provide- in the event that terrorists ever get hold of a school- is to encourage parents and others at the scene to cooperate with the police. We should also be prepared to conduct surveillance of the environment outside the areas of police control. Read more

NICS Reverses Stand on Gun Rights for Domestic Violence Convictions in Washington

The FBI-NICS no longer issues denials for most non-felony convictions for domestic violence entered in Washington State. This is based on the 2013 case of Descamps v U.S. Up until recently, anyone that had been convicted of a Fourth Degree Assault determined to be domestic violence in Washington State was in a tough position because the NICS did not recognize a Restoration of Rights for Washington state non-felony domestic violence convictions. State and federal laws on the subject of domestic violence and gun rights are very technical and you should schedule a legal consultation in order to look carefully at any convictions that you think resulted from allegations of domestic violence.

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Shooting 3-Gun near Spokane

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By Mark Knapp, Contributing Firearms Editor for SandpointPR.com

Patrick Kelley’s dad taught him to shoot. He went on to become an avid Bull’s-eye target shooter and shotgun competitor. After years of developing skills in the fundamentals, he started shooting USPSA and 3-Gun matches. He is now in his 50’s and one of the top 3-Gun shooters in the world with many accomplishments. Devoted to passing on the techniques he has learned to a new generation of shooters, Kelley is also an announcer for 3-Gun Nation on the Sportsman’s Channel. Read more

Benefits of a Washington Gun Trust or NFA Trust.

All Gun Trusts are not equal. A Gun Trust or NFA Trust should be designed for all of your firearms and will provide Asset Protection and multi generational ownership for your firearms.

While a Professional Gun Trust with an ArmsGuard Protector is the most advanced Gun Trust, there are other options available and all of our Gun Trusts provide the following benefits.

No CLEO Signature Required
The ATF requires that all individuals obtain approval from their Chief Law Enforcement Officer (the “CLEO”) as part of the application process to obtain a Title II firearm from another individual or Class 3 dealer. Many CLEOs around the country are refusing to sign or even acknowledge the ATF Forms. Read more

Restoring Your Right to Keep & Bear Arms

You can petition the court to restore your right to own firearms by representing yourself or obtaining an attorney. We can provide some links that will help you to obtain the forms but there are some pitfalls. For instance, at the present time, the federal government (BATF & NICS) will not recognize rights restored by the Washington Courts if the underlying conviction was for domestic violence.

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