At the end of May this year I did a blog post entitled, “How’s that gun control working in Washington State since new laws were passed?”
I outlined how presidential candidate demorat Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bunch of new gun control laws on May 7 claiming that they would “improve gun safety overall.”
The new laws included:
Statutory law prohibits firearms to persons under 21 years of age.
Police may temporarily seize guns from people a judge deems a threat to themselves or others.
In November 2018, voters approved I-1639 that includes increased background checks, firearm safety training, waiting periods before semiautomatic assault rifles may be purchased or delivered, and require certain secured firearm storage or trigger-locks, and criminalize certain firearm storage if it results in unauthorized use.
Of course these laws did NOTHING to stop criminals. As I noted in my post, “Seattle had more than one reported shooting a day somewhere in the city during the month of May; two of those incidents resulted in death.”
Guess the criminals missed the memo because gun violence continues in Washington state:
Deputies increase patrols in White Center after ‘insane number of bullets’ fired
Police: Man shot multiple times in Capitol Hill
Seattle police investigate shooting near Cal Anderson Park
Two injured, home hit by gunfire in separate weekend shootings in Bellevue
Five killed, 2 in custody in Washington state shootings
Road rage incident leads to shooting in Mill Creek
1 person hurt, 2 detained in midday shooting in downtown Seattle
One dead, man in custody in Redmond shooting