Seattle Mayor Bans Guns on City Property
June 9, 2008
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has signed an executive order that asks all departments to come up with a plan within 30 days to ban guns at all property owned by the city.
The mayor's office says a public hearing will be held to gather comment on Monday's order but it does not require city council approval.
Nickels says the added gun restriction is needed because of a shooting at last month's Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center that wounded two people.
Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske says the mayor's order will help protect people at civic events.
Disgusting waste of power. Impeach that man. He is violating our 2nd Amendment right. What do people have against guns anyway? Here's an article from The Seattle Times:
Seattle gun ban ordered drawn up by Mayor Greg NickelsThe article goes on but this part bothers me. Why would you persecute people who legally and responsibly carry a gun? Yes, the 20-something year old who shot up the festival should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In fact, rather than make ridiculous laws to punish the innocent, make clear and simple rules for criminals using a gun irresponsibly. Seriously-- trespassing?? That's the answer?
June 10, 2008
After a shooting at the Northwest Folklife festival injured three people, Mayor Greg Nickels will prohibit guns at Seattle Center, parks, community centers and city-run buildings.
The city does not have the authority to arrest or fine people for bringing a gun onto city property. Only the state can enact laws governing firearms, and the mayor acknowledged the city could face a legal challenge.
The city can, however, charge violators with trespassing.
What if people started using forks as weapons? Will he ban forks at festivals, parks, and city hall? Oh I'm sorry, is that too extreme? WELL SO IS BANNING GUNS!!!!
Mayor Nickels, you are an embarrassment to Washington state. You disgusting liberal fool.
Here's what I think: I think he is building a resume' and making a name for himself so he can run for governor next term.