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Mayor Nickels holds off on Seattle gun ban

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Joe Link, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Original story here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008136296_gunfree25m.html

     
  2. 86thecat

    86thecat Central WA New Member

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    Did someone forget to send the memo to Seattle informing them of the thousands of years of evidence that weapons bans have not stopped crime? The fantasy of a magic law that will end violent crime needs to be replaced with the reality of tough steps to control criminals, not inanimate objects.
     
  3. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    Remember, you're dealing with people who want to feel safe, not be safe. You can't reason with those who are unreasonable to begin with. The only way to ensure a gun free environment is with metal detectors, strip searches, and a hierarchy of security at all locations. Doing that might make an environment gun free, but it still won't guarantee the safety of those in it.