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Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club: Action against gun club is judicial tyranny

Action taken against Marcus Carter by the Kitsap Prosecutor Russ Hauge is judicial tyranny. The Prosecutors office has had their case dismissed three times. They continue their tyranny against a private citizen at taxpayers’ expense, even when a Superior Court judge sided with the defendant.

This judicial tyranny is not only present in the prosecutor’s office but within the regulations against landowner use of their own property. Waterfront landowners confronted with beach and bank erosion are unable to build bulkheads to protect their property. Nor are they able to build docks to enhance their property use.

A significant proportion of the land-use restrictions are based on junk science established to protect salmon. How absolutely ridiculous it is to think that a species of fish, with a natural survival instinct, which travels thousands of miles during its life cycle is unable avoid running into bulkheads or swim out from under shade provided by docks.

The good intentions which promulgated the Growth Management Act have turned out to be a series of unintended consequences and assaults on individual freedoms and property rights.

Kitsap County officials do not understand government priorities when they squander thousands of dollars and 11 years of county assets pursuing a private citizen. Put yourself in Mr. Carter’s position. You have been fighting for years against the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. You have won three times in lower courts and then again in Superior Court. Yet the charges against you continue. Where have the county commissioners been? Obviously commissioners are unwilling to say enough is enough when it comes to accepting legal losses and spending taxpayers dollars.

This entire scenario against the KRRC and Marcus Carter is a judicial travesty and petty and an obvious reflection on the character of those pursuing it.

It’s time for change vote out Democrats

Dean Jenniges

Bremerton

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