Hey Seattle! Don’t Scapegoat Guns For Your Failed Leadership, Policies

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the aftermath of Tuesday’s murder at a Seattle high school, city officials were quick to declare Seattle has a “gun problem,” but the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says the real problem is leadership and its failed policies.

“Two years ago,” recalled CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “school resource officers were removed from Seattle schools. Then came the council’s defunding of the police, and the loss of hundreds of officers. Even Chief Adrian Diaz acknowledged during a Tuesday press conference the department suffers from reduced manpower.

Councilwoman Lisa Herbold issued a statement in which she declared the city “has a gun problem,” and Mayor Bruce Harrell resurrected his animosity toward the state’s long-standing preemption law, that prevents local governments from adopting gun control ordinances that would likely conflict with state law. There is no evidence to suggest any local policy would have prevented Tuesday’s horrific incident that left a student dead in what may have been a “targeted attack.”

Where Did the Funds Go To Prevent Such Crimes?

“Remember,” Gottlieb noted, “this terrible incident happened in the same city that adopted a gun and ammunition tax that was supposed to fund programs to prevent such crimes. Obviously, that failed. Seattle is headquarters to a billionaire-supported gun prohibition lobbying group whose initiatives were passed on promises of reduced gun-related crime. Those restrictive laws have also miserably failed. The number of murders in Seattle and the entire state have gone up, not down, and the gun control crowd refuses to admit their strategies have accomplished nothing, while providing false hopes to the public.

“Keep in mind,” he continued, “the suspect in the Ingraham High School shooting could not legally carry a gun. He violated existing state and federal laws by bringing a gun into the school. He fatally shot someone. How many laws does someone have to violate before Harrell, Herbold and Diaz figure out that the problem isn’t guns, it’s people who commit crimes, and it is leadership that defunds law enforcement, pursues soft-on-crime social policies and then tries to shift the blame to guns because they can’t, or won’t, punish the perpetrators?

“We commend the quick response by Seattle police officers,” Gottlieb said, “and the speedy apprehension of the suspect by Harbor Patrol officers and sheriff’s deputies, and we mourn for the student who was killed, and a family that will never be the same. But we cannot abide this blame-the-gun philosophy that distracts from actually holding people to account for crimes they commit and instead penalizes gun owners for things they didn’t do.”


Citizens 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.

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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MICHAEL J

Politicians and bureaucrats will never be able to legislate criminals. We all know that no guns for anyone means, more disarmed victims.

uncle dudley

Woke policy of having something written on paper that says you can’t have a firearm because we made a law is downright stupid thinking.
A criminal doesn’t pay attention to laws, these fools need to wake up and realize more armed citizens equals less shootings.
When seconds count the cops are minutes away really applies.

Boom

It has nothing to do with safety, or criminals, nor any of that…. It’s because it’s more piece of the puzzle…its disarming whole districts…whole states…getting ready for the importation of the third world. And the installation of OWG/NWO

KDad

Citizens disarmed are citizens easily controlled ! And that’s the plan !

Ope

That’s been their plan for about the last 50 years. Fifty years from now that will still be their plan.

TargetAssassin

It’s been their plan for well over a hundred years already.

Ope

I was so proud of the Houston Astros for recently sweeping the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS on their run to their second World Series win. Sweeping them is what made it esp.sweet. Then Houston swept the NY Yankees in the ALCS days later. Don’t get any better than that!

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musicman44mag

I am so proud of any team from any state that kicks any Kommiefornia, Oregoneistan or Washington’s butts be it pro or college or pee wee football.

I really need to get off the coast but I don’t want to leave the weather.

Boom

F__k that weather.

Oldvet

I DO BELIEVE …The fat lady is clearing her throat !!!

Dave Workman

Alas, not likely in Seattle, where being far left is almost a residency requirement!
Thanks for reading Ammoland.

Oldvet

Dave … When the fat lady sings the opera is over .
Thanks for writing in Ammoland ,

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GomeznSA

I observed in a comment on a similar thread that TPTB are only ‘concerned’ when a gun is used to murder someone or in the commission of any other crime. Apparently that is still the ‘rule’ in Seattle.

Knute Knute

How could they not? Tyrants always need SOMEBODY to scapegoat, otherwise they’d have to take responsibility for their own evil actions. And THAT is NOT on their agenda!

ashort

looks like voting did allot of good (sarcasm). I said it once, I will say it again. voting is going to accomplish nothing to curb gun control and get our rights back. I believe the only way for the 2A advocates, gun owners, and the firearms communities to curb gun control is, to grow a spine and actually stand up for our right. no offense but these 2A and gun rights organisation are doing little if any to help. it is time American citizens finally stand up to the government and “Demand our Gun Rights Back” and for them to… Read more »

loveaduck

“They” have billionaire backers. Where are ours?

TargetAssassin

Actually, the second ammendment states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”