Seattle police leadership blames guns – not gangs – for Memorial Day weekend violence

Oh yeah, those guns just load themselves and fire at innocent bystanders on a regular basis. Ensure you understand … if you speak with law enforcement officers that work the street, a large majority of them are supportive of Second Amendment rights. They have no issue with law abiding citizens carrying. I’ve asked them. I’ve trained with them.

From the Seattle Times.

Seattle police officials Tuesday said the outbreak of violence through Memorial Day weekend and since the beginning of the year has more to do with guns than with gangs.

Deputy Police Chief Nick Metz and Assistant Chief for Operations Paul McDonagh said that, while gang activity has played a role in the jump in homicides this year — 15 to date compared with 21 in all of 2011 — the common denominator is the use of firearms.

“A person who has a gun is more likely to use a gun,” Metz said after the weekly council briefing.

What a load of crap. Read that last sentence by Metz. That is the most idiotic statement imaginable. Fact Check: A person who drives a car is more likely to get into an accident than someone who does not drive a car. Dumb-founded…

Maybe the problem is automobiles that allow criminals to move from place to place around the city. Really, that is the equivalent. All they have to do is look east to Chicago to find out how the “ban” on handguns in the city is working out for them.

More than 40 shootings [10 dead] were reported during the four-day weekend. The city has had more homicides and shootings so far in 2012 than during the same time last year, according to unofficial briefing summaries prepared by the Chicago Police Department.

Don’t even bother with the reporting about police administrators and police chiefs and their stance about carrying a firearm on one’s person for all lawful purposes, their positions are tied politically to town managers and city mayors. Their opinion is – in my opinion – warped because they want to keep their jobs and they serve at the pleasure of politicians and happen to not be supported by law enforcement unions.

Again, ask the cops you know. The LEOs who work the streets. Just don’t act like a fool when you ask the question.

4 replies
  1. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    – Kinda like Obama blaming Bush for everything instead of taking the responsibility and getting the assigned job done.
    – Most?gun related violence is drug related.? Fix the?drug problem and most of the gun problem goes away.??????? ?2 for 1 -? such a deal !?
    – Just for giggles, were any of the “victims” actually perpetrators?who were shot by good guys defending themselves??What… no investigative reporting ? ?? Imagine that.

  2. JBS
    JBS says:

    It is easier to make up the “news” and report it as fact than it is to actually talk with the people involved. We have seen that time and time again. Objective reporting is an oxymoron.
    Reporters only crank out stories that they know will get past the editor and not rile up the editorial board. Far easier to that some one got shot and the gun did it. Why look any further?

  3. Common Man
    Common Man says:

    Let’s fine tune this a bit. How many LEGAL gun owners used? versus ILLEGAL gun owners. Take away the legal avenue to own, then all you have left is illegal ownership and I bet the numbers don’t change. And take away the spoons and forks because they are making people fat.

  4. winnie
    winnie says:

    This reminds me a bit of the lefty attacks on SUVs a few years ago that Rush used to have so much fun with…”An SUV jumped the median and went into oncoming traffic”, or “An SUV ran over a pedestrian” and other such nonsense.
    An object that is inanimate is not the problem…the problem is who is behind the operation of such objects.? That the liberal media assigns human traits to inanimate objects that they find offensive (SUVs, guns) is laughable.? Give a criminal a gun or give a drunk a car and yeah, you’re going to have some serious issues.? The media generalizations are appalling and are misrepresentations of what is really happening out on the streets.

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