Pre-emption conflict in Seattle
The Washington Att'y General rules that the pre-emption law forbids cities to enact gun regulation, but the mayor of Seattle protests he has "a moral responsibility" to do so.
Will the mayor of seattle now ban abortions because he has a 'moral imperative' to protect the lives of the preborn or is his 'moral responsibility' for convenience only?
Posted by: Tom Gunn at October 16, 2008 11:28 AM
If it feels good you gotta do it. I wish I could count on that defense being available TO ME in any disagreement I might have with those nasty old written laws.
Posted by: wrangler5 at October 16, 2008 01:30 PM
I have a pdf of the AG's Opinion that I'd post somewhere if I knew how.
Posted by: 30yearProf at October 16, 2008 05:10 PM
Silly me, I thought he had a moral obligation to uphold the law.
Posted by: CaptainAttila at October 16, 2008 08:47 PM
Just what the f*ck is moral about trying to disarm the law-abiding?
Focus on locking up hardened criminals, Mr. Mayor.
Posted by: JJR at October 17, 2008 09:59 AM