Communist Black Panther Gives MLK Week Keynote At PSU

10940545_10153061311788872_1487052088483149498_nPortland State University recently hosted Angela Davis, a renowned Black Panther and former 2 time Communist Party USA nominee for Vice President. Ms. Davis had the honor of giving the keynote address during the university’s MLK Week.

In a video posted by LaughingAtLiberals, her speech including sympathizing with the Charlie Hebdo shooters by saying “It is so sad to see that the use of the term “terrorist”, which reminds me of the way communist used to be used, spreads such fear in people’s hearts…To ask questions about those young men who did that horrible thing in Paris. But what kind of lives were they living? No one talks about the conditions under which they live, in the ghettos surrounding Paris. People don’t like to talk about French racism. Seems to me like we have to be willing to look at the entire story and not simply use the word “terrorism.”

She goes on to say “We have a serious problem with gun violence in this country… So I think we really should disarm everyone. That also means disarming the police.”

Promo poster at PSU for Angela Davis' keynote speech.

Promo poster at PSU for Angela Davis’ keynote speech, which highlights her ties to the Communist Party USA. (Click to enlarge)

Ms. Davis was an active Black Panther in the 1960’s and 70’s, and was once on the FBI’s top 10 Most Wanted list for her role in supplying guns that were used in a Marin County court room hostage situation. She was eventually acquitted of all charges.

In 1979, the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union awarded her the “Lenin Peace Prize“, and she was invited to Moscow to accept the award.

This isn’t the first time Ms. Davis has created controversy at a university. Just last year UCLA students were in an uproar over her inclusion in a “We, The Optimists” campaign.

You Won’t Believe What These Anti Gun Folks Are Openly Saying…

VIa 2nd Amendment Action Center:

“Gabby Giffords came to Oregon on October 21st, 2014. The event was private, but media was allowed in. YouTuber Daylight Disinfectant made his way in and filmed the entire thing…Obama appointed D.A. Amanda Marshall makes fun of “2nd Amendment enthusiasts”, then they start to talk about removing the privacy of folks who have been through the current background check system and turning the records over to the federal government. Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack then talks about having the state legislature address the “administrative rule” that the Oregon State Police have in effect where they destroy most background check records after 5 days. Failing that, State Representative Barbara Smith-Warner suggests that they administrative rule simply be changed. Apparently it’s a problem to these people that the records are not made public or made available to the federal government.”

In a second video:

“At 2:28, Amanda Marshall talks about getting county Sheriffs to enforce federal laws and “dispossess” people of guns. At 3:03, Robert Yuille says “certainly we need registration”, presumably of firearms.”

 

And in a 3rd video:

“We see Vanessa Timmons, head of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, say “It’s not that all guns are dangerous, but when guns are dangerous, women die… when women die in Oregon, they die at the hands of guns”. Ms. Timmons makes no mention of the perpetrators who use the guns, she only blames the firearm. Dr. Sylvia Emory, President of the Oregon Medical Association, appears to say “F*** Florida” in reference to a proposed bill that would have prevented doctors from violating their patients privacy.”

On purpose or not, they have actually laid out their current and future plans for gun prohibition:

a) Indoctrinate children starting at age 3

b) Get the OSP’s 5 day rule reversed, either by changing the rule internally or with legislative action, so that background check records are made public and available to the feds for indefinite periods of time. Ironically, such things would probably result in fewer people going through the background check process, because folks don’t want that information becoming public record.

c) Registration is a future step

d) Claim that it’s a health issue and call it “sensible gun safety”

e) Use public officials to insult and mock the opposition

f) It’s not a privacy issue, it’s a community issue

g) Promote the breaking of their own laws and policies that they want to implement

h) Don’t talk about other things that kill children

I) Deny saying what you clearly said on video”

Washington State Agencies Punt On New Gun Law

As the state of Washington implements Initiative 594, it seems as though several agencies want nothing to do with the new law. Passed via ballot initiative on the November 4th election, I 594 requires background checks on all firearm “transfers”, including private sales. Reading through 18 pages of vague legal-ese, it looks like it’s nearly impossible to enforce.

Washington state Attorney General, Bob Ferguson

Washington state Attorney General, Bob Ferguson

The state Attorney General has punted to local law enforcement, releasing an official statement that reads in part:

“…Therefore, at this point we have no interpretations of the initiative to offer to the public beyond the text of the measure itself. Local law enforcement and local prosecutors typically enforce and prosecute firearms laws.”

Meanwhile, the Department Of Licensing issued a statement of their own:

“Please contact your local law enforcement agency if you have questions about firearms licensure requirements, clarification of definitions, violations of the law or need additional information regarding exemptions…. Again, the Firearms Program staff cannot provide legal advice or help the public or licensed firearm dealers interpret the firearms statutes found in RCW 9.41 or I-594

Kate Beck, head of the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action, which vigorously promoted I 594.

Kate Beck, head of the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action, which vigorously promoted I 594.

You may notice a couple of concerning lines in that statement, such as “This program’s role in the implementation of Initiative 594 is limited to record keeping requirements.” If a background check is all this is, then why does a state agency keep records? The I 594 supporters continually said all along that this is not a registration scheme, so what are these records that are kept? Towards of the end of the statement, we also see “To report possession or ownership of a pistol acquired upon the death of the prior owner after December 4, 2014, contact the Firearms Program at 360.664.6616 or email at [email protected]” Since transfers to immediate family members are exempt from having to go through the background check process, why does there need to be any reporting of inheritance of a firearm?

The Washington State Police want nothing to do with enforcement of the state law, either, as they didn’t arrest anyone who participated in the “I Will Not Comply” rally that took place on December 13th, where 1,000-2,000 stood outside of the capitol building in Olympia, transferring and selling guns back and forth in an open defiance of I 594.

The Vancouver police department has a vague statement on their webpage that punts the ball back to the Department of Licensing, while Seattle PD has remained silent.

"I Will Not Comply" rally goers. Credit: Pacific Northwest Visions

“I Will Not Comply” rally goers. Credit: Pacific Northwest Visions

To demonstrate how easy it is for someone to break this new law, on the moment it went into effect, activists made a video of a firearms sale taking place on the street in downtown Vancouver, with nary a law enforcement officer in sight to do anything about it.

Lewis County prosecutor and sheriff have released statements saying they will not enforce it.

So the question now becomes “If no one wants to enforce a law, is it still a law?”