Seattle wants a gun control advocate

This has been reported elsewhere but tomorrows Quote of the day is from some XXXXX people (Updated– People that preferred their associations not be known) that needs this as background material:

(CNSNews.com) – The City of Seattle is running a
help-wanted ad for a “Crime Gun Program Coordinator,” who will
“develop, maintain and coordinate a centralized and regionally
comprehensive crime gun database” and “integrate” that data with other
law enforcement databases.

The person hired for the job also
will “assist in the development of local and regional strategies to
stop illegal gun trafficking and related gun violence.”

A Second
Amendment group says don’t be fooled — the person hired for the job
will be the Seattle Police Department’s “official gun control
advocate,” and as such, he or she will be expected to “create and
advocate gun control schemes under the guise of stopping criminal
misuse of firearms.”

The Seattle Police Department’s “Crime Gun Program Coordinator” will
be paid between $61,366 and $92,060 — a waste of taxpayer money, said
the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).

CCRKBA
also objected to the term “crime gun,” calling it an inflammatory term
intended to demonize any and all firearms, including those that are
stolen in burglaries but are never actually used in crimes.

The actual job posting is as follows (emphasis added):

 

Job

Crime Gun Program Coordinator (SPD-701177)

 

Status

Regular / Full Time

Shift

Day Shift

Filing Dates

Sun, Jan 15, 2006 – Sun, Jan 29, 2006

Openings

1 Opening

Salary

$61,366 – $92,060 (Ord. Title: Strategic Advisor 2)

Department

Police

Location

Seattle Justice Center

 

Position Duties

Provide
strategic support to the City’s Crime Gun Violence Reduction Program.
Develop, maintain and coordinate a centralized and regionally
comprehensive crime gun database and integrate the data with relevant
information from the State Department of Licensing (DOL), Federal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and other law
enforcement agency databases. Assist in the development of local and
regional strategies to stop illegal gun trafficking and related gun
violence. Serve as inter-agency liaison and represent SPD at local and
regional meetings pertaining to crime gun issues. Provide information
and support to the Office for Intergovernmental Relations in developing
legislation relating to firearms. Assist in the development of other
specialized information technology systems with SPD relating to crime
gun tracking gun violence reduction.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s
degree in criminal justice, public administration or a closely related
field, and three years of experience working in planning and research
related to program design, including data collection and analysis, and
program development and coordination involving a variety of
stakeholders. Experience in policy analysis and development, strategic
planning, and advising management on program direction and allocation
of resources. Must pass a Seattle Police Department background
investigation.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s
degree in criminal justice, public administration or a closely related
field; the proven ability to design, develop, implement and evaluate
complex programs involving sensitive issues and requiring interagency
cooperation between multiple jurisdictions; experience, knowledge
and/or technical expertise in crime gun issues; expertise in database
management practices, statistical analysis and report writing; the
ability to analyze data using the Geographic Information System; and
excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Requirements

  • Candidates selected for this position will be required to provide a conviction history.
  • A background check will be required for candidates selected for this position.

2 thoughts on “Seattle wants a gun control advocate

  1. Are they writing satire intentionally or only by mistake?

    If a person has all that education and analytical skill, and is still in favor of gun control, there is a serious disconnect somewhere in the brain, possibly requiring emergency surgery.

  2. Only by mistake. They are completely serious. They have a completely different view of the world than we do. An alternate reality even.

    I’m working up how I want to express my thoughts on this. I have been doing some pretty heavy duty thinking on this issue the last few days. Still not ready to post on it.

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