How’s that gun control working in Washington State since new laws were passed?

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee was urging the passage of bills enforcing safe gun storage and enhanced background checks when buying or selling assault weapons. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) ORG XMIT: WATW110

Washington State has some strict gun control laws. Presidential candidate demorat Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bunch more of new laws on May 7 saying, “Our state is a leader on #gunsafety but more work is needed to protect our students & the people of WA. That’s why today I am so happy to sign bills that ban untraceable ghost guns, keep guns away from our most vulnerable Washingtonians & improve gun safety overall.”

Some of their gun control laws include the following (from Wikipedia):

Statutory law prohibits firearms to persons under 21 years of age.

Police may temporarily seize guns from people a judge deems a threat to themselves or others.

In November 2018, voters approved I-1639 that includes increased background checks, firearm safety training, waiting periods before semiautomatic assault rifles may be purchased or delivered, and require certain secured firearm storage or trigger-locks, and criminalize certain firearm storage if it results in unauthorized use.

So of course, shootings must be down since the new laws were enacted, right? Wrong.

In the last month, Seattle has had more than one reported shooting a day somewhere in the city; two of those incidents resulted in death.

Here’s a summary of recent shootings in Washington:

Deadly shooting in Seattle fourth shooting scene across Puget Sound area in 12 hours (May 29)

Woman, 2 Children Hurt In Shooting At Seattle’s Pritchard Beach (May 27)

Two more shootings after fatal Central District incident in Seattle (May 11)

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Everett woman (May 25)

Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles (This man has 13 felonies yet somehow obtained a firearm; May 22)

East Central (Spokane) shooting victim crawled through window, was discovered by residents who’d never met him (May 22)

Rockford shooting suspect arrested in Washington state (May 8)

Fight among three generations of men escalates into gunfire (In Everett; May 29)

Woman shot in the face at Marine Park in Tacoma (May 7)

Overnight shooting in Tacoma (May 7)

Silly demorats…

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“Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles (This man has 13 felonies yet somehow obtained a firearm; May 22)” This should fall under the category of terminally stupid. This guy had dozens of arrests. Then he packs drugs up his poop chute that manage to fall out on the operating table. This state had reasonable (in comparison) gun laws and now they’ve decided to deprive everyone of the their rights. I keep saying that this has absolutely NOTHING to do with crime. It doesn’t. We need to stop discussing this on THEIR terms. This is a… Read more »

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DAHHH! If and when (as I have done) I want to obtain a gun legally, I follow/followed the rules. IF I EVER wanted to obtain a gun illegally, all I need/needed to do is put up the right amount of cash. BOOM!

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Ban Cash! There. Now that fixes everything.

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“shooting victim”. Sorry. Somebody I don’t now carwling through my window should be referred to as “the former criminal”.

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I think Gov. Inslee made a Freudian slip here: That’s why today I am so happy to sign bills that ban untraceable ghost guns, keep guns away from our most vulnerable Washingtonians
He’s keeping guns away from vulnerable people so they can be even more vulnerable to getting shot, apparently.

Lophatt
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Yeah, he likes ’em naked and helpless.

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