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.