The Anti-2nd Amendment crowd is at it once again, this time agitating for businesses in Seattle to advertise their defenselessness to the whole, wide world.
Yeah, that’ll work out well:
(Seattle’s King5 News) – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is partnering with Washington CeaseFire to launch a new program designed to help local businesses become “Gun Free Zones.”
Businesses will be able to opt into the program by visiting www.washingtonceasefire.org, signing the pledge to participate, and placing a “Gun Free Zone” decal in their window.
“We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises” McGinn said in a statement. “The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a business violates that business’s rules.
We will continue to do so, and I thank these businesses for standing up for the safety of their customers.”
So, by advertising you have a Gun Free Zone in your store, this is somehow “…standing up for the safety of their customers“?
This is a classic example of theory vs. reality. Leftists and their theories are BFFs, whether we’re talking about the environment, the 2nd Amendment, Health Care, or anything else.
In every case, the theory’s efficacy is secondary to how it makes them feel. And if it makes them feel good and their intentions are pure, they’ll continue to evangelize it with a fervor that would shame a Baptist preacher.
And so it is with Gun Free Zones, as pointed out by Instapundit a few months ago. They are dangerous (obviously) since the bad people WITH the guns know no one ELSE will have a gun in such locations, thus making it somewhat less difficult than shooting fish in a barrel.
If you’ll recall, PV went door-to-door with signs which read “This Home is Proudly Gun Free“. Not so surprisingly, no one was willing to place the signs in their yard, even among folks who were publicly outspoken proponents of Gun Control.
Yes, even hardened, East Coast liberals figured out that criminals might interpret “Gun Free Zone” as meaning something completely different from its intent (“Hmmm, that place is safe to rob, …and that place. OH! and that one!…”).
Just a thought: maybe the business owners in Seattle should watch the video below, to maybe learn from their liberal brethren 3,000 miles away?
And if anyone would like to send a copy to Seattle’s Mayor, that wouldn’t be such a bad idea, either.