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Friday, March 28, 2014

Police Beat: The Guns of University District

Posted by on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Seattle Police Blotter reports that a shooting happened in the University District on March 26. The trouble began shortly after 5 pm, when the police received calls about a something bad going down close to NE 47th Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man wounded by a single gunshot in an alley. Later, the police stopped two cars in two different locations (Interstate 5 and NE 77th Street and 85th and Aurora) in connection with this shooting. That is the end of the report.

The reason for the shooting is unknown. But the reason why a gun was involved in this incident? The NRA.


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Phoebe in Wallingford 1
I'm sorry Charles, but the NRA isn't mentioned in the article. What were you referring to?
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on March 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM · Report this
'm pretty sure the gang bangers don't care about your much vaunted background checks. Crime is down nationwide but blame the NRA if that makes your feel better.
Posted by restlessnative on March 28, 2014 at 10:36 AM · Report this
charles, your troll game sucks.
Posted by deepconcentration on March 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM · Report this
Hernandez 4
@2 - the NRA doesn't meaningfully support a culture of restrained, responsible gun ownership, as evidenced by their hard opposition to any kind of reasonable legislation, like background checks. Gangbangers may not care about that, but their gun crimes are partially a product of that lack of restrained, responsible gun ownership culture. This is all of America's problem, from the wealthy NRA yahoo with the home arsenal to the young street criminal with the stolen handgun. The imbalance between rights and responsibilities is a national sickness.
Posted by Hernandez on March 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM · Report this
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seandr 6

With an assist from NWA.
Posted by seandr on March 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 7
Personally, I blame global warming. It has about as much to do with this shooting as the NRA did.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on March 28, 2014 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Posted by NopeNope on March 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM · Report this
The NRA has been flooding the market with guns at as fast a clip as it possibly could since the early 70s. The NRA is functionally a manufacturers trade organization that uses Gun Fetishists as their shock troops to prevent inquiry into the safety and benefit of their products. Quite ironic, really, that people who, as gun owners, in the past would have been considered no nonsense individualists, are now, having been identified and cultivated by the NRA as monomaniacal gun fetishists, merely the mindless servants of a corporate trade group. But think they are Davey Crockett or Hunter S. Thompson.
Posted by cracked on March 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM · Report this
Thanks, Charles.
Posted by cracked on March 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM · Report this
Lew Siffer 11
Do you believe your own posts Charles? Or are you so blazed out on weed that it amused the hell out you before you hit send? Christ you're boring.
Posted by Lew Siffer on March 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty reminds me of the guy in orange on the Crestor commercials, except it's the NRA and not Crestor he's advertising.
Posted by originalcinner on March 28, 2014 at 12:40 PM · Report this
"But the reason why a gun was involved in this incident? The NRA."

1 person shot.
5 people arrested. 2 released. 3 still in custody.
2 cars.

Sounds more like a gang shooting.
Charles, are you going to stick with this story and post pictures of the people arrested?
Let us see the faces of this threat that you claim is the NRA.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on March 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM · Report this
McGee 14
This is the fault of the NRA because it is their dipshit members that are unable to keep custody of their guns and allowing them to flood the streets.
Posted by McGee on March 28, 2014 at 12:55 PM · Report this
And this incident was about the NRA too or society's oversexualized oogling of asian women ?…
The victim told officers he was driving his 2001 BMW convertible down S. Juneau Street and Lake Washington Boulevard S. around midnight, when an Asian man and two Asian women crossed the street in front of his car.

After the victim stopped his car, and the women began dancing in front of his vehicle. Their male accomplice then walked up to driver’s side of the victim’s top-down convertible and began pistol whipping the victim.
Posted by ChefJoe on March 28, 2014 at 1:02 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 16
@14: You mean all this time we could have ended gun terrible shootings in this country simply by eliminating the NRA?
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on March 28, 2014 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Is NRA membership a requirement for gun purchases now ? What do you want to bet that none of these guns were legally purchased by the person holding them or used by someone with a concealed carry permit ?
Posted by ChefJoe on March 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM · Report this
@14 The movement of guns from legal purchase into the hands of anyone who wants one for any purpose is not a bug of the current NRA agenda, it is a feature. That is what they want. Every death increases sales and legitimizes the psychological state of fear in the Gun Fetishist. It is a self propelling system.
Posted by cracked on March 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM · Report this
Couldn't have been drug- or gang-related. Couldn't have involved the dealers at 50th & University who harass everyone every goddamn day, where there have also been a couple stabbings in recent years. Nope, it's the NRA -- they were probably behind the stabbings too. Thank God we've got Charles to sort this out for us.

@13, that would involve actual reporting instead of just using someone's tragedy to push an agenda. You should know by now that nobody in news media today, Stranger included, does that with any sort of reliability anymore. Like the Greenwood murder, where Charles spent the whole article shaking his head and making presumptions about the poor cold-blooded killer (who was NOT homeless, aimless and parentless, as Charles would have you believe) and referred to the victim as simply, "a white American". Because that's all that matters to him.
Posted by happyhappy joyjoy on March 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM · Report this
biffp 20
It's ridiculous the scene that goes on in that area every night. People send their kids to the UW, and the Ave and area around there should be safe to walk around. That spot and 3rd Ave downtown are two of the only spots where I feel I could get shot just walking through.
Posted by biffp on March 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM · Report this
delirian 21
What a surprise. It is only a block down and to the left of that damn Jack in the Box. This is one of the shadiest places in the University District.
Posted by delirian on March 28, 2014 at 2:04 PM · Report this
McGee 22
@18 Well said. It is also no coincidence that the biggest NRA/gun advocate I know was also the guy who was 15 in the 6th grade. That's who you gun freaks are, dummies who are afraid of your shadow and lose your weapons.
Posted by McGee on March 28, 2014 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 23
The most interesting thing about the proponents of gun control is that they're incapable of winning the argument using logic. Thus, you see them resort to the name-calling that's so apparent here. It's actually a very clear admission of defeat, and most rational people can see through it pretty quickly.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on March 29, 2014 at 3:53 AM · Report this
Last week, two black "teens" broke a white man's jaw for standing up to them as they bullied a pregnant woman on Light Rail. The reason boots were used in this incident? Timberland.
Posted by Billy Chav on March 29, 2014 at 11:03 AM · Report this
NopeNope 25
Maybe nobody read my link about the two people that got stabbed, one of whom died of their wounds, on the same day? But the Stranger only reports on the gun injury?

The Stranger is clearly pushing an agenda. Just saying,
Posted by NopeNope on March 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM · Report this
venomlash 26
@13: Question: would universal background checks make it more difficult for gang members to acquire guns?
Posted by venomlash on March 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM · Report this
@22: Yes, it's too bad black criminals like the ones in this story have no agency, and are mere puppets of the NRA. They never have any choice in the matter, they just jump like their puppet masters make them do. Thank God that we have geniuses of reportage like Charles M. to peel back the layers of the inscrutable onion of NRA-directed black street violence and show us how things really are.
Posted by Billy Chav on March 29, 2014 at 4:56 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 28
@26: Of course not. You can't honestly believe that gang-bangers obtain their guns legally, can you?
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on March 29, 2014 at 5:14 PM · Report this
venomlash 29
@28: There's a difference between obtaining guns LEGALLY and obtaining them WITHOUT ANY CHANCE OF GETTING CAUGHT. If someone with a violent criminal record goes to a gun show and purchases a firearm from a non-dealer, the transaction is illegal on their end but perfectly legal on the part of the vendor, who is not obligated to perform the slightest amount of due diligence.
Suppose the drinking age was 21 but you only had to show IDs if you were buying from a liquor store, and restaurants and grocery stores couldn't be charged with selling to minors. Wouldn't that be ludicrous? But apparently if it involves firearms, weapons designed for the express and solitary purpose of putting holes in living beings, it's sacrosanct to you and therefore above any reasonable amount of oversight or regulation. Quit trying to pretend it's about freedom; we all know it's actually about dogma.
Posted by venomlash on March 29, 2014 at 8:33 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 30
You make it sound incredibly easy. Obviously, it isn't, though, because we know that very few (if any) criminals actually obtain their guns that way. The overwhelming majority of them are stolen, and your precious laws wouldn't make one whit of difference to those transactions.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on March 30, 2014 at 3:30 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 31
Oh, and don't waste your time trotting out your single, 30-year-old "study" that shows that 40% of guns used by criminals are bought at gun shows. It was dubious (at best) even all those years ago, and certainly has no credibility today.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on March 30, 2014 at 4:28 AM · Report this
Forty Seventh and Brooklyn, you say? -- why, that's about the very spot where the nice young gentlemen ask me if I wish to procure any manner of mental salve.

So polite and thoughtful, those young fellows.

I am gravely concerned that one of them may have been injured in this scuffle.
Posted by Oliver Bigglesworth III on March 30, 2014 at 1:12 PM · Report this
venomlash 33
@30: According to the BJS, approximately 40% of guns owned by state inmates in 1997 were acquired illegally, 40% acquired from close friends or family, and most of the remaining 20% from stores, including from licensed dealers, gun shows, pawn shops, and similar. What do you say to cutting into the source of 20% of guns used in crimes, without introducing any problems for law-abiding citizens?
The fact remains that gun shows ARE TARGETED as sources of guns for people who can't otherwise get them.…
@31: I can honestly say that I have no idea which study you're referencing. I can, however, point you towards the following:……
It's very rich that you fault me for a postulated lack of evidence or reliability when you yourself never seem to bring any evidence to the table. I don't care how much of an expert you may be; scholars supply evidence if they want to be taken seriously.
Posted by venomlash on March 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM · Report this

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