Updated on January 22, 2013
I have to share this. The city of Oak Harbor in Washington State recently held a city council meeting. During that meeting, an Afghanistan veteran, Lucas Yonkman, approached the podium to deliver some thoughts to the council about adhering to the 2A.
After the Army veteran was finished delivering his comments in which he made a statement of always being armed, city councilman Richard D. Almberg asked if the man was armed in the chambers. Answering in the affirmative, Almberg then attempted to pass a motion that anyone with a firearm be required to check their weapon with the Chief of Police or leave the chambers. The motion failed with only two members voting in favor of it. Almberg then dismissed himself and left the meeting.
Almberg is a proponent of strict gun control measures. Instead of taking an opportunity to make his position known and respect others’ rights to self defense, Almberg took the cowards way out. By leaving, he gave the impression as an elected official that people are to fear those legally able to carry firearms. Regardless of what Almberg thinks about guns, he has a duty to ensure and protect citizens’ rights.
I commend Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley for the way he handled the meeting after Almberg and a handful of his zombies left the chambers. Dudley was absolutely right about taking that oath to support and defend the Constitution. Too often, we see city councils (and presidents) taking this oath but not living up to it. If I could shake his hand in person, I would. He is a great American.
Please watch this entire video. If you’d like to contact either Council Member Almberg or Mayor Dudley, they’re contact information is below the video.
You can contact the City of Oak Harbor Council at (360) 279-4500. You can email Councilman Rick Almberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mayor Scott Dudley at 360-279-4502 (office) or email email@example.com.