I can handle idiot alarmists blathering on about global warming. Well, actually I can't but compared to Mayor Nickels next idea, I really can. One deranged idiot shot off a couple rounds in a fit of rage at Seattle's Folklife Festival. As a result, Mayor Nickels has a knee-jerk reaction to "solve" the problem: Stronger gun laws.
Does this look like a man who rides HIS bike to work?
"Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels will announce tough new gun laws Monday that will include a ban on guns at outdoor festivals.
On May 25 two people were wounded by stray gunfire at the Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center and a third person suffered powder burns.
A 22-year old Snohomish man has been charged with second-degree assault. Prosecutors say he has a history of drug addiction and mental illness but had a permit to carry a concealed weapon - something in violation of federal and state law.
Mayor Greg Nickels criticized the state legislature, saying it won't let the city adopt a gun law stronger than state law, and won't pass a law making it illegal for someone who has been committed to a state mental institutionto get a gun permit.
Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske is scheduled to join the mayor Monday for announcement of new gun regulations."