Defenseless in Seattle
Four young men and two young women were killed and two people were hospitalized in serious condition. The city of Seattle, in it's shock and grief, wonders what could have averted this tragedy. Seattle's Chief of Police, Gil Kerlikowske, has long been a fierce proponent of gun control. In fact, he was honored the previous day by CeaseFire, a radical anti-gun organization, for his diligence in opposing the second amendment.
Kyle Huff was charged with felony criminal mischief in 2000 after shooting a statue with a shotgun at an art exhibit. Kyle Huff
This massacre was stopped by an armed response. Steve Leonard did not stop this massacre. An officer of the law did not stop this massacre. Only an armed response, by Steve Leonard, a sworn officer of the law stopped this massacre. If one, only one, of these party goers had been sober with a concealed handgun, the mass murderer could have been stopped sooner. Perhaps his would have been the only life lost that night.
But Chief Kerlikowske wants those evil guns off the streets. What is lost on Kerlikowske and others like him is the guns are not evil. The people wielding them can be though. An evil person armed with a firearm will not be stopped by legislation. They will not be deterred by legislation. They will only be stopped by an armed response.
On Nov. 21, 2000, police arrested Kyle Huff for shooting downtown sculptures with a shotgun and a handgun. Originally charged with felony criminal mischief, the charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor and small a fine. Link. The relevant passages above have thus been altered.
Seven dead, two injured. Huff had to reload at some time during his rampage. One armed citizen...........