Despite Self-Congratulations NW Anti-Gunners Haven’t Stopped Violent Crime

Efforts by gun control advocates in the Pacific Northwest haven’t stopped bad people from committing violent crimes, while ratcheting down on the rights of law-abiding citizens. (Dave Workman)

U.S.A.-( “This year in Washington (state),” the self-congratulatory email from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Washington chapter read, “our volunteers made their voices heard.”

But those voices could not drown out the ten gun shots heard on a dramatic 911 audio released by the King County Sheriff’s Department, fired by a homeowner who was on the phone with a remarkably cool-headed dispatcher when a home invader came at him. The armed homeowner, who has not been identified, was released and will reportedly not face any criminal charges, according to the Seattle

The 29-year-old suspect who broke into the home is dead. He reportedly was not armed, but the homeowner, evidently in fear for his life, didn’t know that when the suspect broke into the bedroom where the armed citizen was hiding. It was, after all, approximately 2:40 a.m.

Under Washington State statute, “Homicide is…justifiable when committed either:

(1) In the lawful defense of the slayer, or his or her husband, wife, parent, child, brother, or sister, or of any other person in his or her presence or company, when there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design on the part of the person slain to commit a felony or to do some great personal injury to the slayer or to any such person, and there is imminent danger of such design being accomplished; or

(2) In the actual resistance of an attempt to commit a felony upon the slayer, in his or her presence, or upon or in a dwelling, or other place of abode, in which he or she is.

For all of its attempts to restrict the rights of law-abiding Evergreen State citizens, and its strenuous effort to pat itself on the back, the Moms group has been remarkably silent about the April 22 incident that was clearly a self-defense shooting.

Instead, Moms Demand Action’s Zicra Lukin brags up the 350 telephone calls to lawmakers in support of legislation to add strict new training requirements for getting and renewing a concealed pistol license. Washington has never required training to obtain a CPL, thanks in large part to the state constitutional right-to-bear arms provision. As of April 30, nearly 615,000 active CPLs were reported by the state Department of Licensing.

The Moms group also sent more than 2,000 messages to “key lawmakers.” Perhaps, instead, they should have sent messages to man who made an alleged bomb threat inside a Bellingham theater and was detained by a legally-armed citizen until police arrived.

Their gun prohibition lobbying efforts evidently didn’t deter a Tacoma man who has been charged in the death of his mother and the alleged attempted murder of his brother, as detailed by the Tacoma News Tribune. That man, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

Meanwhile, across the Columbia River in neighboring Oregon, gun control efforts continue in Salem, where the Legislature is still in session mulling anti-rights Senate Bill 978, an onerous 26-page package of all sorts of gun control measures. According to an alert from the Oregon Firearms Federation, “If the bill is passed out of committee, it will almost certainly pass on the floor since Senate President (Peter) Courtney typically does not allow bills to get that far unless he has twisted enough arms to make sure they pass.

“The fate of this bill is still in the hands of Senator Arnie Roblan,” the alert continues. “If Roblan votes no in committee the bill dies there. (Which is not to say the same language could not be stuffed into some other bill.)

“Roblan has been telling people he ‘must’ vote for it in committee,” the OFF message states, “but plans to vote ‘no’ on the floor. This is a ruse. As we said, if it gets to the floor it passes, and Roblan knows that.”

The proverbial bottom line in the Pacific Northwest this year is that anti-gunners have had something of a field day. They may not have passed their entire agenda, but they are getting closer.

However, their efforts to ratchet down on the rights of law-abiding gun owners haven’t had any impact on criminals or apparent matricidal kooks.

According to the Moms Demand Action email message, “next year we’ll be back with more work to do.” Washington gun owners can take that as a hint of what to expect in 2020, an election year when—if they don’t get their way in the Legislature—anti-gunners based in Seattle could raise big bucks to pass another gun control initiative that would be just as unsuccessful as the last three at preventing violent crime.

But those initiatives have made it tougher on honest citizens to defend themselves against home invaders, and if they could, it would be far more difficult for people to be armed when confronted by apparent nut cases allegedly making bomb threats in theaters or other public venues.

About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Get Out

It’s ironic that anything these clowns say only and always – always affects the law abiding gun owner, “strict new training requirements for getting and renewing a concealed pistol license”. IMOA, these requirements are nothing but gun control schemes to document legal gun owners data for future confiscation laws.

Patriot guy

“Moms demand action” isn’t that a porn flick? What we have is a bunch of mentally unstable, PMS bitches, who use meth and masterbate too much! The other writer is correct, a group of suburban women who think they are above everyone else and know whats best for everybody. Just wait until all these illegals arrive in their cities and rapes, robberies and murder sky rocket! But they still believe that the police are their private “bodyguards” and will protect them. The police are there to solve crimes and arrest criminals. As written before, these gun banning and hunting banning… Read more »

Patriot guy

I might add to, that back in the 1880’s, if someone stole a horse or rustled cattle or robbed a train, they would be hanged! That still didn’t stop them. So now the gunbanning groups think ( in their mentality unstable minds) that if they ban all guns all crime will stop. Yeah, sure.


Wake up gun supporters. Don’t you recognize that all of these negative gun bills across the county and the anti gun rhetoric are all very similar? They are written by Bloomberg staff and passed around all 50 states. On their face they have no facts or foundation to stand on. I believe that the gun grabbers are as mentally unstable of understanding what they are doing as the mass shooters are. Focus on the They are the Sheep and we are the Sheep Dogs.

Michael J

Every shooting is clear evidence that every gun law has no effect on those who would break them. Only a deadly deterent will give perpetrators a reason to change their behavior, but there are always exceptions.
These Anti-Constitution zealots who want to disarm the law abiding only show how stupid they are. This portion of society cannot be reasoned with logically.


These so-called “Moms” are nothing more than Feminists and Feminist dupes. If they were “real” moms, they’d be home with the kids or grand-kids acting like women, not hypocritical male wannabes.


Ask them if they “Hate” the Second Amendment. They have to say… “Yes.”
Is it a crime to “Deprive Law Abiding Citizens of their Rights?… “Yes”
So what do you have?…..Hate Crimes…..


Why are you surprised these bills have no effect on crime?
The reasons given are not the real reason for these laws.
These are gun bans masquerading as gun laws.
They are baby steps on the way to total civilian disarmament.
That is why appeals to reason, logic, statistics and true common sense fall on deaf ears.
They want us to have no way to fight back.
Just like the Venezuelans.


Apparently these hoplophobes are blind to the glaring example of chicago when they demand guns be outlawed. They also ignore the comparison between Kennesaw,GA where gun ownership is required by law and Georgia and national crime rates. Only in the “theft” category does Kennesaw come close to the national average for towns of that size.

Jeffrey Glumb

What have gun owners done to prevent violent crimes, not enough.
The republicans will take our guns if we do not do something soon, we blame democrats but historically it has been the republicans who keep taking gun rights away, just ask trump and bumper stock manufactures, or Bush and AK style guns!

Heed the Call-up

Jeffrey, patently false. Just look at these laws passed in CA,CT, NJ, NY, etc., by “Democrats”. As far as nationally, we have the 1934 NFA, the 1968 GCA, and the 1994 “Assault Weapons” ban, which, ironically, did not ban automatic assault weapons, which remained legal to purchase and possess, but semi-automatic rifles and certain shotguns.


The ‘Moms’ demanding action are living safe and secure in their quiet suburban neighborhoods, totally oblivious to the plight of the regular folks. I imagine that crime rates will rise but the statistics will be ignored as they have in the past so that these bored housewives can ‘feel’ safe, and pat themselves on the back for ‘doing something’.


The ENTIRE “Left Coast” is Bolshoid. My family and I will not spend any money or take any vacation there.

Mr. Bill

Just like ANTIFA, don’t let “Moms” name fool you. They’re really “Moms Demand Action to Repeal the Bill of Rights.”

Rocky Mountain

License to confiscate not a requirement of 2A as clearly stated in plain English text “the right to bear arms shall not be infringed”. Scary stuff to Muslim Nazis/Congress and rightfully so as planned.


not worried about their criminal constituents, just disarming law-abiding types

J GIbbons

Of course they only care about disarming the law-abiding. Once criminals have all the guns, crime rates skyrocket. Then, these moms can demand the government crack down and grow the nanny state. Their end goal is for zero freedom and everyone do act in line with their personal preferences.