Mayor Greg Nickels: ideology before common sense
Posted by Liberty on November 24, 2008
The Seattle P-I has confirmed that Seattle’s anti-gun activist mayor will go forward with his plan to ban all concealed weapons on city property. The Washington State attorney general has told Nickels that his rule would violate state law but Nickels doesn’t care. This rule will certainly be challenged by gun rights supporters. How much tax money will Nickels waste defending this rule that has already been deemed illegal? And will this damage his re-election hopes? Sadly enough, behind the deep blue iron curtain of Seattle, probably not. If you have an opinion on this subject, you can submit it to the City of Seattle at seattle.gov/firearmsrule.
The Puget Sound region experienced a particularly bloody weekend with eleven people shot. No surprise–most of the incidents are thought to be gang related. Will Nickels advocate gang-banger control? Probably not. Will he take advantage of the recent violence to advance his anti-Second Amendment agenda by placing more restriction on law-abiding citizens? You can bet on it.