Quote of the Day
We need to focus on responsible behavior. We need to focus on safety. I’ll say again, we can’t have an officer in every situation to prevent gun violence. What we can do is work to reduce the guns that we have on the street.
Representative for District 2 in Seattle
August 21, 2023
Another mass shooting in Seattle sparks debate on police staffing, public safety
What she needs to realize is:
- “Work to reduce the guns we have on the street” is a criminal offense.
- If you do reduce the number of guns in the general population those guns will be from the hands of those who are generally law abiding. That makes guns in the hands of violent criminals all the more valuable because they can more easily use their illegally owned guns to intimidate and/or harm the law abiding who turned in their guns.
- Hence, reducing the number of “the guns we have on the street” will lead to an increase in violent crime.
But, as we all know, the real motive of gun control is not the reduction of crime. It is the increase of control.