By Jim Campbell, Citizen Reporter
In random survey’s this is not about the police as much as it is about politics within police departments.
When asked about qualified citizens having the right to carry a concealed weapon, the police driving around in squad cars clearly get it. Of course they would rather be greeted when they pull someone over who tells them when asked for their license and registration that the have a license to carry a concealed weapon. They understand the training involved, the study of gun law involved.
Of course none of this is operative with the run of the mill street thug who without thinking twice will execute a police officer in cold blood.
As they move up the ranks however, depending upon the liberal slant of the state, the State of Washington and the city of Seattle among them, they become part of the politically correct.
They have forgotten, guns don’t kill people, people kill people, it’s that simple.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
You may recall that I blogged the Memorial Day shootings in Chicago. During the same time span, Seattle had an outbreak of gun violence, including your basic drive-by collateral damage disaster. I focused on Chicago’s ballistic woes because the Windy City is to the second amendment what Kelly McGregor is to celibacy. And, to my astonishment, Emerald City media mavens and civic leaders blamed the city’s shootings on gangs rather than, say, “easy access to guns.” According to seattletimes.nwsource.com, Seattle’s po-po didn’t get the memo. “Seattle police officials Tuesday told the City Council that 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 [above] said that while gang activity has played a role in the 20 percent jump in homicides this year, the common denominator is guns. (More below)