Despite more newly-enacted state gun control laws, Seattle’s gun violence is up

In May 2019 demorat Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bunch of new gun control laws claiming that they would “improve gun safety overall.”

Some of the laws included prohibiting firearms to persons under 21, temporarily seizing guns from people a judge deems a threat to themselves or others, and requiring certain secured firearm storage or trigger-locks.

The following month I did a blog post highlighting how ineffectively those new laws were preventing gun violence. See my post here.

On Friday, Seattle presented hard data that confirms the state’s new gun control laws are having ZERO effect on criminal behaviors in their city.

MyNorthwest.com reports that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) released its annual report on gun violence, and statistics show the number of shootings in 2019 is up from 2018. One of the causes is an increase in gang-related violence.

SPD records showed there were 332 shooting incidents in the city last year, an increase from 313 in 2018. There were also five more fatal shootings year over year.

At least the Department is solving 72% of the crimes, which is above the national average. Compare that to Chiraq’s dismal 12.2% clearance rate.

Read the whole Seattle gun violence story here.

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Dr. Eowyn
Admin
6 months ago

Surprise! — Not.

William
William
6 months ago

Inslee has no interest in increasing “gun safety”, whatever that means. The increase in shooting incidents is not a result of an increase in gang-related violence, they are the same thing. It’s like saying there were more shootings because there were more shootings. Or that people are out of work because of unemployment. But to them the gang-related violence has multiple causes – there aren’t enough restrictive gun control laws, taxes are too low..and slavery. The Climate Crisis too probably. Did I leave anything out? Oh yeah, Trump

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
6 months ago
Reply to  William

Oh, aren’t earthquakes caused by cow farts too?

William
William
6 months ago
Reply to  chemtrailssuck

Of course. How did you know that? 🙂

TrailDust
Admin
6 months ago

Chicago must be scared they’ll lose the title.

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
6 months ago

Well, look how well it worked in Chicago. I bet they’re feeling safer in Seattle!

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
6 months ago

HMmm–MORE gun laws-MORE gun violence-And the Democrats wonder why WE don’t support THEM.