King County, WA Illustrates
Failure of 'Gun Control' Laws

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From Dave Workman. October 14, 2021

King County, Washington is the hub of gun control extremism in the Pacific Northwest and by no small coincidence, according to new violent crime data released by County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg's office, it is also seeing a "sharp spike" in gun-related violence.

Almost immediately after the announcement, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which is headquartered in King County, came out swinging.

"Nothing more clearly illustrates gun control's lack of success than the situation in King County," noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "It is reflective of the national trend revealed in the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2020, showing murders up by 30 percent nationwide. If restricting the gun rights of law-abiding citizens worked, this should not be the case."

He took a swipe at the Seattle-based and billionaire-backed gun prohibition lobby which has pushed through two restrictive gun control initiatives since 2014.

"Let's look at the embarrassing data," Gottlieb said in a prepared statement. "According to the report, this year's 73 gun-related homicides in King County so far have already surpassed last year's total of 69, and there are still more than two months to go in 2021. Last year Seattle saw 52 murders, and the year before that there were 35. Seattle's gun tax took effect in 2016, and that year the city reported just 19 murders."

He reminded the media that anti-gun Initiative 594, mandating so-called "universal background checks" on all firearms transfers in Washington State, was passed in 2014. .....


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