The mayor of Seattle and the chief of Seattle PD are planning on holding a conference to
waste taxpayer dollars pour money down a black hole discuss the problem of “gun crime” in the Seattle Metro area. Of course, when they say “gun crime” what they’re really talking about is more gun control. Just look at a list of some of the guest speakers:
- Garen Wintemute, the author of the “study” about straw purchases at gun shows
- Police Chief Scott Knight – head of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, which is bought and paid for with anti-gun dollars
- The meeting is funded by grant money from the Joyce Foundation.
Methinks that they’re not actually going to be talking about how to reduce gun crime, but rather methods to reduce legal gun ownership in my old state. The history bears me out, as both Mayor Nickels and Chief Kerlikowske have asked the state legislature for more restrictive controls on gun show purchases, one gun a month laws, and the usual slate of stupid firearms laws.
Now, while the Joyce Foundation has “funded” the summit – Seattle residents should remember that your tax dollars are paying the salaries of the Chief of Police and the Mayor, and that they’re using their time (and thusly your money) to scheme ways to deprive citizens of their rights.