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Judge Rules High-Capacity Magazine Ban Unconstitutional

In support of our 2A rights, Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Gary Bashor strikes down Washington state's high-capacity magazine ban.

In a landmark decision that champions the Second Amendment, Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Gary Bashor delivered a robust defense of constitutional rights, striking down Washington state’s high-capacity magazine ban. This ruling not only stands as a testament to the enduring power of our Constitution but also sends a clear message to the overreaching hands of government intent on eroding our freedoms.

Judge Bashor’s decision, deeply rooted in the Supreme Court‘s Bruen decision, reaffirms the necessity of historical consistency in our gun laws. The Bruen decision, a beacon of hope for Second Amendment advocates, demands that modern gun controls must align with the historical tradition of firearm regulation known to our founding fathers. It’s a principle that seems lost on today’s legislators, who, driven by emotional rhetoric rather than constitutional fidelity, seek to impose arbitrary restrictions on law-abiding citizens.

Justice Clarence Thomas, in his majority opinion for Bruen, underscored the core of our constitutional rights, stating that any firearms restriction must appear reasonable to the generation that forged the Second Amendment. This litmus test, rooted in the wisdom of our forebears, is a bulwark against the whims of transient majorities and the vagaries of contemporary politics.

Unfortunately, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s knee-jerk reaction to appeal Judge Bashor’s ruling is indicative of a broader problem: a disdain for individual liberties and a relentless pursuit of control over the American populace. The emergency stay issued by the state supreme court, while a temporary setback, only highlights the urgency of the fight for our constitutional rights.

This battle is not merely about magazine capacities; it’s a struggle for the soul of America. It’s about resisting the encroachment of a nanny state that believes it knows best and seeks to micromanage the lives of its citizens under the guise of safety. It’s about standing firm against those who would twist the Constitution to serve their political ends, forgetting that it was designed to protect the people from the government, not to empower the government over the people.

The high-capacity magazine ban, and others like it, are symptomatic of a broader assault on our freedoms. They serve as a stark reminder that our rights are under siege by those who view the Constitution as an obstacle to be circumvented rather than a sacrosanct covenant to be upheld. We must remain vigilant, championing the cause of liberty and ensuring that our government is reminded, in no uncertain terms, that it serves at the behest of the people, bound by the chains of the Constitution.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.