Washington: Murder Rate Goes Up Since Gun Control Laws Passed

Liberty Park Press: Reporting on a “troubling” trend in random killings involving homeless people in Seattle and King County, Washington, a Seattle Times story has the unintentional consequence of revealing how homicides in the county that overwhelmingly supported a pair of restrictive gun control initiatives have actually gone up since the measures were passed.

Whether anyone will ask backers of Initiatives 594 (in 2014) and 1639 (in 2018) about this when they gather for a rally this Saturday at Seattle City Hall about this remains to be seen. But thanks to the newspaper, which backed both gun control measures, the homicide data is there for all to see.

According to the Times, last year saw 78 slayings in King County (including Seattle’s 31) while 2017 ended with 74 homicides and 2016 produced 66 murders. Equally damning is the notation that, “But preliminary FBI data for the first half of 2018 show a 6 percent decrease in homicides in metropolitan areas from the same period in 2017, compared to The Seattle Times count that shows an overall 5 percent increase from 2017 to 2018.” There were 27 slayings in Seattle in 2017, the Times report recalled.

On top of that, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports for 2016 and 2017, there were 195 and 228 slayings, respectively, statewide. In 2016, 127 of those murders involved firearms and in 2017—the most recent year for which complete data is available—134 of the slayings involved guns.

Not all of the Seattle/King County homicides involved firearms. But the end result is that in the aftermath of adopting citizen initiatives that were sold to the public as “gun safety” schemes to reduce violence, more people have been killed, and regardless of the weapon used, the victims are just as dead. more here

3 Comments on Washington: Murder Rate Goes Up Since Gun Control Laws Passed

  1. Anyone with more than one brain cell to rub together could have told them that.
    But would the gun grabbing Libtard DildoCrats have listened?

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  2. Rising homicide rates after gun control laws are passed are seen as proof to the gun grabbers that more laws are need to have a meaningful impact.

    You can’t argue with them about it, that’s the way they think and they simply can’t understand anything that doesn’t fit their pattern of thinking.

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