No, I’m not talking about the Monkees (well, I guess I kind of am), I’m talking about the army of gun control lobbyists that will soon be coming to Washington State.
Over the weekend we had a shooting on Seattle’s Capital Hill, deep in the heart of ‘Progressive’ Seattle. Here is the lowdown as told by police officials:
A group of people got together to go to a rave. After the rave, just under a dozen or so of the rave-goers gathered for an after party at the house where the shooting took place.
One of the people left and came back armed with a shotgun (possibly with a sawed off barrel of illegal length), a semi-automatic handgun of unknown caliber, a reported 300 rounds of ammunition, a machete and a baseball bat. He then re-entered the house with the weapons and started firing at those inside killing all but two of them.
A police officer heard the shots and arrived within a minute of the first shots. As he exited his patrol car, he saw the shooter exiting the house with the shotgun in hand. As he drew his weapon and told the shooter to put the shotgun down, the shooter put the shotgun into his mouth and pulled the trigger.
There are some other details that are necessary for the whole view of this story: There was at least one victim who was under the age of 15 in the house. That victim had gone to the rave with the group. the rave’s theme was “Zombies” and reportedly, everyone attending were dressed as zombies.
The first reaction to this story by local media was not one that screamed for gun control, it was for “Party Control”. For as long as most folks can remember, Seattle has had a “Teen Dance Ordinance” that regulated the clubbing availability and ability of anyone under drinking age. It has been tightened and then relaxed and the tightened again so much over the years that I couldn’t tell you the current restrictions without looking it up, but I would think that it is probably a lot more liberal than when I was underage (just a mere dozen years ago), and back then, even though everyone complained about it, it wasn’t as bad as they made it out to be.
The reaction by the left to the suggestion of tightening up controls of where teens can go was to cry about the civil liberties of persons under the age of 18 because, as we all know, kids are all such responsible individuals at the age of 16 and only choose to hang around people who will be beneficial to their well-being and that they should be allowed to do whatever they want.
So the media quited down about that.
Then, Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske, held a press conference where he said the following:
“He was carrying a 12-gauge pistol-grip shotgun. And of course as everyone knows, a pistol-grip shotgun is designed not for hunting purposes, but for hunting people. He also had a semi-automatic handgun, and he fired multiple rounds with both weapons.”
You may remember Kerlikowske as the police chief who, early last year, left his service pistol in his unmarked car, which was subsequently broken into and the pistol stolen.
The Glock 26 has yet to be recovered.
Last Friday, the rabid local anti-gun group, Washington Ceasefire, awarded Kerlikowske for something, though no one is quite sure what for exactly. Then this happens Sunday morning. Then Kerlikowske gives the most anti-gun press conference I have heard live in a good while.
And now the cries for massive gun control have started. Local leftists, Goldy and Carl, or as I like to call him, Loser Carl, both say that more regulation would have stopped the murders, though because the nature of how the shooter ended up with the firearms hasn’t been released, neither of them can offer one bit of proof as to how, just that more regulation is necessary.
One aspect that hasn’t been explored by anyone yet, and for the life of me, I don’t know why, is the drug angle.
Raves are notorious for drug use, yet no toxicology reports have been released for either the shooter or the victims, but I will place $20 down right now that the shooters comes back with one, if not more of the following drugs: Speed, Cocaine, LSD, MDMA (aka Ecstacy).
Any one or any combination of those illegal substances could cause someone whose mental state is already unstable to go over the edge and commit murder without provocation. Imagine that you add those drugs to a person surrounded by “zombies”. When the guy came back to the house with the firearms, he came loaded for bear with supposedly 300 rounds of ammunition and multiple weapons.
But that is of no matter to the media or the left (redundnacy alert), in their minds, it must have been the inanimate tools speaking to his subconscious from miles away.
Washington gun owners, Seattle and King County ones especially, are going to have a rough time of it for a while, I think.