Why Seattle’s Anti-Gun Mentality Fails, And Always Will

Conservative Firing Line | 6/19/2019 | Staff
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Two low-key gun-related stories in Seattle—the Pacific Northwest’s capitol of far-left Utopianism—perfectly illustrate, albeit unintentionally, why the visceral anti-Second Amendment mentality that permeates the Jet City has failed and always will.

One incident, reported by the Seattle Police Blotter and KIRO News, the city’s CBS affiliate, involved a man arrested on a downtown street for carrying a pistol without a concealed pistol license.

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The other involved the arrest, by a SWAT team no less, of a wanted felon in South Seattle. This fellow, all of 19 years old, according to the Seattle Police Blotter, was “wanted on a felony warrant for robbery, assault and possession of a stolen vehicle.” And during that arrest, “Police recovered a handgun during the arrest.”

There is some question among Open Carry activists about the first arrest, because the police reportedly spotted the guy’s gun because it was “clearly sticking out of his waistband.” At the time, law enforcement was searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting in the downtown area.

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Still, open carry is legal in Washington State, protected by the state constitutional provision on the right to bear arms. Under Article 1, Section 24 of the State Constitution, adopted when Washington achieved statehood on Nov. 11, 1889, is clear: “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

So to-the-point is this language that when Arizona achieved statehood on Feb. 14, 1912, its state constitution copied the article word-for-word.


Perhaps there is more to the story.

It’s the second report that truly underlines the failure of the Seattle philosophy; a mindset that has adopted a special “gun violence tax” on the sale of firearms...
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