Rise In Seattle Shootings & Fatalities Obvious Proof Of Gun Control Failure

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Rise In Seattle Shootings & Fatalities Obvious Proof Of Gun Control Failure

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- An increase in the number of shootings and gun-related homicides in Seattle during the past year is more evidence of the failure of gun control laws adopted in recent years, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Shootings were up a reported 6 percent over 2018, and there were 18 fatal shootings in the city, the highest number since the city adopted a “gun violence tax” on the sale of firearms and ammunition, according to Seattle Police data. The numbers also show more reports of shots fired in the years following the passage of Initiative 594 in 2014. Prior to that year, incidents of shots fired never topped 300.

Since 2015—the first full year following passage of the “universal background check” measure championed by the Seattle-based gun prohibition lobby—the number of shooting incidents has not dropped below 300.

“We find it beyond ironic,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “that the exact opposite of what gun control proponents predicted has occurred. Their extremist agenda has failed to reduce gun-related crime as was implied when they pushed through their various measures.

“More people were wounded in Seattle shootings last year than any year in recent memory,” he continued. “While there were fewer overall shooting incidents, they can’t really declare a victory because 73 people were wounded and 18 were killed, and that’s more injuries and fatalities than any time since 2012, when the city also logged 18 gun-related homicides.

“A check of the FBI Uniform Crime Reports shows the number of gun-related homicides statewide has crept upward since 2016,” Gottlieb added. “In 2016, there were 127 firearm-related slayings and in 2018, the most recent year for which FBI data is available, that number had risen to 138.

That’s not what we would call a success story where restrictive gun control measures are concerned.

“These revelations are especially important as the Washington Legislature opens to consider even more gun control proposals,” he observed. “We’re not sure the Evergreen State can stand many more of these so-called ‘gun safety’ efforts. It hasn’t gotten safer in Seattle or elsewhere around Washington with passage of these laws, but the gun prohibition crowd simply won’t admit their gun control crusade has failed miserably.”



Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsCitizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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Circle8
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Circle8

Another failure by the crooked city known as Seattle. When will these liberals morons figure out that liberal policies are failed policies.

loveaduck
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loveaduck

When they have your guns.

Jack_A_Lope
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Jack_A_Lope

What they should do is make it even more illegal!

jack mac
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jack mac

These mastering public servants use crime as a pretense to oppress. Increasing crime is their intent in order to support the pretenses for further oppression. There is no reason to tell them what they already know. It is required that we have more private citizen come to know this.

Ed
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Ed

Chaos is Control!

Vern
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Vern

Seattle law makers are more interested in helping criminals than those who put them in office.
Now where was it that I read; “Evil will be called good, and good will be called evil?”

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

Once again, laws that affect only the law abiding, will not reduce crime. Is this breaking news or what? How about this? Cesare Beccaria (Philosopher, politician & criminologist) 1794: “False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such… Read more »

Vern
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Vern

It all goes back to the idea that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. School teachers and college professors who teach lies instead of truth, enhance the stupidity of their students. Students who don’t know the truth are those who repeat the history of violence. Violence, is the product of those who choose not to find out about the truth of history. Not all students are stupid, there are those who search out the truth, but when they present it they are mocked by their professors or teachers. I graduated from college after 4 years when… Read more »

joefoam
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joefoam

And yet again another story showing the uselessness of gun control laws. Even though the nation is on an overall decline in violent crime Seattle is going the other way so the increase is actually larger than the numbers show. The idiots who proposed the bills should be publicly shamed and held responsible for the deaths.

Arizona
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Arizona

If they cared about the citizens, and wanted to abide by the Constitution, they would immediately pass Constitutional Carry.

RoyD
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RoyD

I don’t know about Seattle and its environs; but, here in the OKC area there is a singular overwhelming commonality among the incidents of illegal use of firearms.