This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, January 27, 2020:
“If a crime involves the use of a firearm, it must be the firearm’s fault” is almost the automatic reaction of anti-gun politicians plagued by crime in their jurisdictions. Since guns were involved in all three of the shootings that occurred in Seattle, Washington last week, politicians are threatening to infringe further on law-abiding gun owners’ precious rights in retaliation.
Following the third shooting in Seattle in as many days, Mayor Jenny Durkan said “We will not allow this to be the new normal. We know gun violence is preventable and are taking urgent action.”
A similar statement was issued by Congressional Representative Democrat Pramila Jayapal, who pointed to the need for stronger gun controls.
The shooting Wednesday night in front of a McDonald’s located in Seattle’s high crime area was gang-related. One of the three thugs was wounded while the other two bolted but were later apprehended by police. Seven bystanders caught in the crossfire following an argument were either killed or wounded.
The thug who was wounded, 21-year-old Jamel Jackson, was booked into jail for unlawful possession of a firearm following being treated at a local hospital. The other two who bolted from the scene