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Obama Exclusion Zone: King County

The area in green are the parts of King County within which no firearms dealers would be allowed to operate, based solely on exclusions for middle and high schools, as proposed by Obama. This excludes elementary schools, higher education, and parks. Most of the east side (right side) of this map are parks of various compositions. Map from MapPoint. Data from Washington State. Click for full size. Map inspired by request from David Kopel
Obama exclusion zone

Written by Ry Jones

23 February 2008 at 2:21

Posted in RKBA

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  1. Nice map.

    It looks even worse if you were to add parks in. North Bend has a park, for example. That would extend the coverage up I-90 to just about the end of services.


    23 February 2008 at 3:09

  2. Cool, gun control gets taken care of by building parks and schools.

    Samir Chopra

    23 February 2008 at 5:00

  3. Don’t know how they place schools in King County, but where I live elementary schools lie much thicker on the ground than middle & high school. I imagine that most cities have no locations more than five miles from an elementary school. Obama’s plan sounds like a piece of political rhetoric and nowhere close to a sensible plan, even from a gun-control perspective.


    23 February 2008 at 9:17

  4. Dishman,

    It goes even farther if you include state parks in the exclusion zone. Iron Horse State Park, a railbed converted to a multi-use trail parallels I-90, starting just outside North Bend and continuing 110 miles to the Columbia River.

    Trail Rider

    23 February 2008 at 11:33

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  9. Hmm. The Founders had maps and compasses with which to draw circles also, so I guess they would have added this restriction to the Second Amendment had they intended the Second to be restricted like that.

    The Founder didn’t intend that, and neither do I.

    Tired and trite as it may be, it bears repeating, “…empty gun from my cold dead hands.”


    26 February 2008 at 12:31

  10. I commented that the five-mile zones would overlap to the point that gun shops couldn’t operate in cities at all, over on the KABA website. Now I see what these maps represent, and just how extensive these exclusion zones are! And yes, Osama Hussein Obama knows this, and is counting on it!


    4 March 2008 at 8:52

  11. […] Next: Close Down 90 Percent of Gun Shops in America. They call it uncertain. Which, at fact check, seems to mean true. After all, he did write a bill that made operating a gun shop within five miles of a school illegal. Trouble is, there seems to be a school every five miles or so in most places. […]

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    Michelle Malkin » Who says conservative bloggers don’t do reporting?

    4 January 2009 at 15:04

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