CCRKBA’s Alan Gottlieb, shown here speaking at the Washington State capitol in Olympia, has called out gun control proponents for their failed policies. (Dave Workman image)
When Seattle police released year-end crime statistics recently, showing the city had an uptick in gun-related homicides and injuries, a national grassroots gun rights group—based coincidentally in nearby Bellevue—took the city and its gun prohibitionist allies to task for what it called a failure of their anti-rights policies that haven’t worked.
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, referring to a series of gun control measures passed since 2014, issued a scathing statement noting, “It hasn’t gotten safer in Seattle or elsewhere around Washington with passage of these laws, but the gun prohibition crowd simply won’t admit their gun control crusade has failed miserably.”
CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb pointed to Seattle police data showing shootings last year were up a reported 6 percent over 2018, and there were 18 fatal shootings in the city, the highest number since the city adopted the “gun violence tax.”
In recent years, Seattle has become a hotbed of gun control politics, with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility—an affiliate of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun
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