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    Taking place in a democrat run city near you: But let's worry about Trump...

    Billed as the '' summer of fun ''...


    As Seattle residents reel from one of the deadliest weekends in recent memory, Mayor Jenny Durkan is sounding the alarms. She says the city needs more police, a message she’s been reticent to deliver publicly due to toxic politics and a militant activist base.


    Thanks to a defund movement that is still alive and well, the Seattle Police Department is down nearly a third of its force. And the city is left without the law enforcement support it needs to keep residents safe. Combined with prosecutors who lean into far-left views that the criminal justice system is racist, so they won’t prosecute, criminals are running wild with little fear of consequences for their deadly behavior.


    The painful reality is the situation is likely to get much worse before we see relief. It’s not even clear yet if residents are ready to acknowledge the crisis. Several anti-police voices head into Tuesday’s primary with winds at their sails. And Durkan is a lame-duck Mayor as she announced months ago that she wasn’t running for reelection.

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    Durkan’s message is not only too little, too late, but it’s falling on deaf ears as the Seattle City Council continues its defunding efforts. Next week the Council is expected to reroute some $14 million from the Seattle Police Department budget.

    SEATTLE MAYOR CALLS FOR MORE POLICE AFTER SIX SHOOTINGS IN ONE WEEKEND

    "As a city, we cannot continue on this current trajectory of losing police officers," Durkan warned during a Monday press conference. "Over the past 17 months, the Seattle Police Department has lost 250 police officers which is the equivalent of over 300,000 service hours. We’re on path to losing 300 police officers."


    The city is closer to 300 than the mayor is letting on.


    Officers that are leaving and still on the payroll are not included in staffing data. As of May, there were over 100 officers unavailable for deployment, according to an internal document I acquired. Many of the officers on the list, sources confirmed, are burning through vacation and sick time that they earned. The fear is that up to half of those officers will not return to work.

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    Thanks, rump!

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    https://www.foxnews.com/us/democrati...ivate-security

    “Defund The Police!!!”**

    (**unless you’re a government official, then spend freely)

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    18 people shot, 3 fatally during bloody night in NYC: cops

    MORE ON:

    SHOOTINGS


    Mayoral foes Adams and Sliwa say NYC needs more cops on patrol


    One night in the Bronx: NYPD cops open up about ‘epidemic’ of youth gun violence


    Suspect who shot NYPD lieutenant ordered held without bail


    Disturbing video released of ‘coordinated’ Queens mass shooting




    Three people were shot dead and 15 others wounded in a wild night of gunplay in the Big Apple — including a mass shooting outside a Queens laundromat that left at least 10 people injured, police and sources said.
    Police sources said the shootout in Corona came after a group of men pulled up outside the Audubon Avenue laundromat in Corona on mopeds around 11:10 p.m. and started shooting — with the second group returning fire.
    Ten people, including seven bystanders and three reputed gang members, were shot in the gunfight, sources said.
    Among the injured bystanders were a 42-year-old woman who suffered a gunshot wound to her left arm and a 58-year-old woman who was hit in her stomach. A 78-year-old man was struck in his torso and hand, sources said.
    Enlarge ImagePolice at the scene where seven people were shot on 37th Avenue at 99th Street in the Corona section of Queens, NY around 10:30 p.m. on July 31, 2021.Christopher SadowskiOther shootings overnight left three dead, including a man blasted in the chest by a gunman in a black four-door sedan in Crown Heights around 4:50 a.m. The man was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he later died.
    The scene where a male was shot in his torso while sitting in his car on Ralph Ave and E 79th Street early morning on August 1, 2021.Seth GottfriedAt 4:30 a.m., another victim was shot multiple times outside a Dunkin’ in Canarsie by two gunmen who fled the scene. The 32-year-old victim was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.
    Earlier Sunday morning, a 28-year-old man was shot six times in the back in the Bronx around 3:15 a.m., police sources said. The shooter fled the scene and the victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than four hours later.
    On August 1, 2021, around 2:25 a.m., a male was shot in the abdomen at the Banc Cafe located at 431 3rd Avenue at E 30th Street.Seth GottfriedPolice gather at the scene of the shooting near the Banc Cafe.Seth GottfriedIn the other shootings late Saturday into early Sunday, a 55-year-old man was blasted in the right ankle at 172-02 Linden Boulevard in St. Albans, Queens, the sources said. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital and is expected to survive.
    In Manhattan, another man said he was approached by a gunman who demanded he hand over cash, the sources said. At 2:15 a.m. at East 30th Street and 3rdAvenue in Kips Bay, the gun-wielding thief snatched the 35-year-old victim’s chain and watch before shooting him in the left thigh. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to survive.
    Police investigating the scene of the mass shooting in Queens.Christopher SadowskiTwo males and a female were shot in the vicinity of 336 Audubon Avenue on the night of July 31, 2021.Seth GottfriedTwo other city gunshot victims were taken to Harlem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the sources said.




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    Geez, just think how many lives would be saved if there were no guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    Geez, just think how many lives would be saved if there were no guns.
    A little late for that, don't ya' think..?.. We need leaders, not politicians who are on the take...

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    Geez, just think how many lives would be saved if there were no guns.
    So you're admitting you want to ban guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarjosh View Post
    So you're admitting you want to ban guns
    well yes, we have had this discussion before, remember?? No guns a lot less senseless deaths, simple math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    well yes, we have had this discussion before, remember?? No guns a lot less senseless deaths, simple math.
    75-D9-B538-4590-4-F4-B-B59-D-68-AAF3851-F78

    FAIL…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    well yes, we have had this discussion before, remember?? No guns a lot less senseless deaths, simple math.
    Except at the time you claimed you didn't want to ban all guns:

    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    With this last statement you made it is time to end this conversation, I have heard it to many times and it is BS, I respected your view till you through this out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarjosh View Post
    Except at the time you claimed you didn't want to ban all guns:
    As I recall we were talking about an assault weapons ban at the time, if you could post the thread so I can see what the context of my reply was, then I will give a more definitive answer this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaltedHopsFrenzy View Post
    75-D9-B538-4590-4-F4-B-B59-D-68-AAF3851-F78

    FAIL…..
    Oh Preppie,

    You can do better, great scene though

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaltedHopsFrenzy View Post
    75-D9-B538-4590-4-F4-B-B59-D-68-AAF3851-F78

    FAIL…..
    London murder rate overtakes New York as knife crime rises



    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-b...-idUSKCN1HA1DH



    No violence or murder in those gun free zones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity Check View Post
    London murder rate overtakes New York as knife crime rises



    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-b...-idUSKCN1HA1DH



    No violence or murder in those gun free zones.

    Of the 47 murders in London so far this year, 31 have been committed with knives, alarming yes but for a city of 9 mil+ no guns seems to work.

    26,000 deaths in the U.S. by guns in 2021

    23,000 injuries in the U.S. by guns in 2021

    https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/


    Is there any other country in the world that has a higher death or injury rate from gun violence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    Of the 47 murders in London so far this year, 31 have been committed with knives, alarming yes but for a city of 9 mil+ no guns seems to work.

    26,000 deaths in the U.S. by guns in 2021

    23,000 injuries in the U.S. by guns in 2021

    https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/


    Is there any other country in the world that has a higher death or injury rate from gun violence?
    about 60% are suicides.



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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    Geez, just think how many lives would be saved if there were no guns.
    While we're daydreaming ... just think how easy it would be roll over the red states - if only they were unarmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeShea View Post
    While we're daydreaming ... just think how easy it would be roll over the red states - if only they were unarmed.
    Yes, I know I'm dreaming and in the minority when it comes to banning firearms for the average U.S. citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwightShrute View Post
    about 60% are suicides.




    Still 12K+ deaths in one way or another using a firearm.

    As for suicide, maybe taking away a firearm would reduce that number, there are all types of ways to commit suicide, but with the stats, it seems the firearm is the preferred method for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    Still 12K+ deaths in one way or another using a firearm.

    As for suicide, maybe taking away a firearm would reduce that number, there are all types of ways to commit suicide, but with the stats, it seems the firearm is the preferred method for some.
    listen man, it would be nice if there were no guns but that will never ever happen. Why pretend?

    The most dangerous places and most guns crimes in the US are those cities with the strictest guns laws. Isn't Chicago the strictest in the entire country?

    You will never ban guns in the US. Never.

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    30,000 gun deaths in the US annually.

    250,000 fatalities from preventable medical errors.


    You can tell saving lives is of paramount importance here by medical errors being completely ignored.

    Despite it causing 10x more fatalities than guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity Check View Post
    30,000 gun deaths in the US annually.

    250,000 fatalities from preventable medical errors.


    You can tell saving lives is of paramount importance here by medical errors being completely ignored.

    Despite it causing 10x more fatalities than guns.
    More than 38,000 people die every year in crashes on U.S. roadways. The U.S. traffic fatality rate is 12.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. An additional 4.4 million are injured seriously enough to require medical attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwightShrute View Post
    listen man, it would be nice if there were no guns but that will never ever happen. Why pretend?

    The most dangerous places and most guns crimes in the US are those cities with the strictest guns laws. Isn't Chicago the strictest in the entire country?

    You will never ban guns in the US. Never.
    I understand it will never happen, I am just saying that the country would be better off with no guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity Check View Post
    30,000 gun deaths in the US annually.

    250,000 fatalities from preventable medical errors.


    You can tell saving lives is of paramount importance here by medical errors being completely ignored.

    Despite it causing 10x more fatalities than guns.
    What does this have to do with violent gun deaths??

    Alcoholism, smoking and lighting farts have there place in deaths every year also, I get it, but that is not the issue we are discussing at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    As I recall we were talking about an assault weapons ban at the time, if you could post the thread so I can see what the context of my reply was, then I will give a more definitive answer this time.
    Click the link by your name

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarjosh View Post
    Except at the time you claimed you didn't want to ban all guns:
    https://www.sportsbookreview.com/for...g-history.html

    If you will go to the thread I never said that, we were discussing banning assault weapons, then you started in with political BS of Dem's coming for your guns, that's when I ended the conversation.

    I'm tired of watching the faces of those who have lost a loved one to senseless acts of gun violence and the canned reply of "thoughts and prayers" recycled bullshit apology.

    So to make it 100% clear on where I stand, if there is ever a vote on banning firearms in the U.S., I will be voting YES, got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L8night View Post
    https://www.sportsbookreview.com/for...g-history.html

    If you will go to the thread I never said that, we were discussing banning assault weapons, then you started in with political BS of Dem's coming for your guns, that's when I ended the conversation.

    I'm tired of watching the faces of those who have lost a loved one to senseless acts of gun violence and the canned reply of "thoughts and prayers" recycled bullshit apology.

    So to make it 100% clear on where I stand, if there is ever a vote on banning firearms in the U.S., I will be voting YES, got it.
    Quite a few democrats agree with you, so they will keep pushing the party to ban all guns.

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