Skip to comments.Seattle news illustrates why gun control doesn’t work(WA)
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:53:14 AM PST by marktwain
Tuesdays revealing report in the on-line SeattleP-I.com explains the fallacy of gun control laws almost by accident: Two guys shot dead outside a restaurant last week may have killed each other, and it turns out neither could legally possess a firearm, much less carry one legally in public.
The victims, both repeat felons with gang affiliations, have been identified as George Hendricks Jr., 44, and Lucky M. Dozier, 33
Hendricks was part of the 74 Hoover Crips
Dozier was affiliated with the Blood gang
The gunfight may have been over a woman, according to KOMO Radio news Tuesday morning. One SeattleP-I.com reader left a message suggesting that it would be ideal if all gang-related shootings ended this way.
While gun prohibitionists have predicted that more people legally carrying defensive firearms would lead to more violence, there is a disconnect with the uptick in violence in Seattle. The Hendricks-Dozier shooting is the tip of that iceberg, since it appears much of the violence is gang-related, and bangers dont bother to get carry licenses because they could never qualify, due to their criminal backgrounds. One cannot blame this spate of killings on legally-armed citizens.
That Hendricks and Dozier were armed in violation of existing state and federal statutes is more evidence that gun laws only impact honest citizens who are least likely to violate a law in the first place, activists will argue. What good did the background check requirement do? These men obviously didn't go through the National Instant Check System when they acquired their hardware. Waiting period? No. License? Nada. They squared off against one another in a duel, ignoring existing statutes against first-degree assault and, ultimately, murder.
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If guns are outlawed, and only outlaws have guns, and all outlaws kill each other like these, there may be some value.
Seattle and its environs are a cesspool of stupid. I seriously doubt anyone there will get a clue form this. In fact I strongly suspect it’ll lead to more anti-gun feel good laws. Ive never lived in a place where there was so much stupid/ sq inch.
The outlaws will only start consistently killing each other when they don’t have any unarmed “producers” to kill.
They have to exclude themselves and the rest of the ruling class.
The nomenklatura are always immune.
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