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You know, we have very very few shootings in Seattle given our size. A lot of the cops I know attribute that to our liberal gun laws. It turns out most criminals are wary because anyone could be carrying a gun at any time.

I hate to see this kind of crap happen. I hope they catch these guys and do what's right.

Posted by Bender | June 28, 2007 2:10 AM

@1 - I disagree. I used to live in Arizona, where it's easy to get a permit for a concealed weapon, and anyone can keep a loaded weapon on the passenger seat of their car. People there get shot all the time! Arizona has more than double the murder rate as Washington (7.2 compared to 3.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI).

I attribute the comparable lack of violent crime in Seattle (and Northwest in general) to access to better weed.

Those AZ boys are all full of throat-scorching Mexi schwag, and boy are they pissed.

Come to think of it, day after day of 100+ degrees might have something to do with it too.

Posted by SteveR | June 28, 2007 3:51 AM

low crime is due to the fact that everyone is too emo from all the rain; locking themselves indoors writing horrible music for their myspace band pages.

Posted by seattle98104 | June 28, 2007 7:07 AM

Thanks for these vital updates Jonah. I worked nightshift at the Blood Center on 1st hill for two years, and on many mornings I'd look in the newspapers for the reporting of the recent crimes. Many nights we'd have 1, 2, sometimes 3 shootings to provide blood for, STAT. I guess it's common for a big city to have this sort of thing, and not feel the need to... you get my point, I was naive.

Hey Fnarf (Steve), I'm outta here, maybe I'll see you at the next Tullycraft show. If I don't find work in Philly, I might try Athens. Finally I got my sorta best unprocessed voice on the vox page.

Posted by Garrett | June 28, 2007 7:08 AM


cos just about every day, someone's getting shot in the city of seattle.

never had to deal with that when i lived in germany or london.

and what's the point of having armed citizenry if they're not going to ever really defend themselves against the gov't.

Posted by mike | June 28, 2007 8:39 AM

"never had to deal with that when i lived in germany or london."

Then you didn't watch/read the news, Mike.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 28, 2007 8:51 AM

KIRO-TV called this a "downtown" shooting, probably in an attempt to put more scare into folks since there really was a downtown shooting earlier in the week. I hate TV news.

Posted by Justy | June 28, 2007 9:31 AM

people are getting shot now because its HOT outside. and there's a full moon.

Posted by maxsolomon | June 28, 2007 9:39 AM

I live close to this area and it seems that there are more folks hanging out on the corners. I wonder if it's related to Dino's closing and crack heads got no other place to go?

Posted by gameboy | June 28, 2007 9:43 AM

speaking of deano's closing, gameboy-
anyone read the breathy article in the capitol times ?
" "The answer would be, basically, it's had a dramatic overnight effect," Taylor said Friday by phone. "The bar closed, and all the drug dealers left. They literally vanished overnight."

And now the CD is magically called Miller Park.

Posted by orangekrush | June 28, 2007 9:53 AM

Deano's is at least a mile away. Are crackheads that mobile?

Posted by keshmeshi | June 28, 2007 10:10 AM
Posted by Touring | June 28, 2007 10:48 AM

2. Ever seen Bowling for Columbine, Steve? In Canada you can walk up and buy a gun cold turkey. Why aren't there so many shootings up there?

Your 'we have MOAR GUNS so there's more shootings' theory does not wash.

Posted by Gomez | June 28, 2007 12:00 PM

I wonder if these seemingly daily shooting have anything to do with the recent news about increased gang activities in Seattle.

Posted by elswinger | June 28, 2007 1:22 PM

And if the increased gentrification and pricing of Seattle real estate forcing poorer folks out of town in any indication, assuming the above item has merit, it's likely this increased gang activity is the product of outsiders from certain, run-down suburbs.

Posted by Gomez | June 28, 2007 2:12 PM

more like bi-weekly shootings meaning 104 a year which is not bad. not bad at all

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 28, 2007 3:45 PM

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