Seattle is destroying “$30K in used police guns” instead of making those guns available for sale to low income families and single mothers in need of means to defend their families.
The Seattle City Council voted to “melt” the guns in order to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
KIRO 7 reports the idea of melting the firearms “was introduced by Mayor Ed Murray’s (D) office and Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw (D), both of whom see the destruction of the guns as part of a larger effort “to reduce the number of guns in the country.”
Murray said, “So, gun(s) and gun violence is a huge problem for every city in America and mayors around the country are struggling with what I’m struggling with: How do we reduce the number of guns when Congress won’t act? When state legislatures often don’t act?”
In truth, guns and gun violence are problems in Democrat-controlled cities where gun control is the go-to solution for failures of gun control. Such cities–Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, and St. Louis–all have entrenched Democrat leaders who expand gun control laws at every turn in the road.
In addition to depriving lower income families of used firearms they could have purchased for self-defense at reduced prices, Murray’s push to destroy the guns will deny Seattle’s police department the money it would have made off selling the guns.
The Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb said Murray’s push to destroy the guns is “stupid.”
The guns that the Police Department would dispose of would go to a licensed dealer and anybody who bought one from a dealer would go through a background check. The funds being lost by not trading them in or selling them could have been used for better equipment for the police to protect all of us.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.