“Any citizen or visitor walking the streets of these Northwest, Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods could fall victim to one of these illegal firearms. All the weapons need is someone to pull the trigger.” – Colbert I. King, The guns on our streets and Vivian Marrow’s shooting [via washingtonpost.com]

52 Responses to Quote of the Day: D.C. Guns a Homicide Waiting to Happen

  1. And he came so close when noting that someone has to pull the trigger.

    Perhaps there is hope for this one.

  2. That’s the problem with guns, they have no convictions of their own. They don’t do nothing w/o someone doing it for them. No drive, no ambition.

    • Honey, mine are the same way. Lazy no good lay abouts. You practically have to pick them up and operate them like a puppet.

    • “That’s the problem with guns, they have no convictions of their own.”

      according to the article about Chicago, the problem is that people with convictions of their own have guns.

  3. The best way to clean up DC and make it safe is to bulldoze all the public and subsidized housing and move the miscreants to Maryland where they belong. Turn the property into landscaped parks and surrounded by walls to keep the garbage out.of DC.

  4. I’m still trying to figure out how ANYONE wound up living in D.C. The city was never supposed to be anything other than a neutral administrative center.

    • I agree. They should be residents of Virginia or Maryland, and let the proper authorities deal with them accordingly.

      • “Proper authorities?” Who or what is that? D.C, Maryland and Virginia have the same non-voluntary government and police, with all kinds of bogus authority. They are very happy to see anyone dead instead of defending themselves.

    • Until WWI most DC residents were civil servants and the were still legal residents of the State where they came from. After WWI government stayed big and people began to “reside” in the district.

    • “I’m still trying to figure out how ANYONE wound up living in D.C. The city was never supposed to be anything other than a neutral administrative center.”

      Serge, until the 60’s-70’s, working for the government wasn’t exactly a way to get rich.

      The pay was substantially lower than equivalent pay in the private sector.

      To make up for the admittedly lower pay, the gov offered a decent benefits package. Relative job security – (a job less prone to having layoffs), a decent health plan, pension, etc.

      Then they started slowly increasing the salary, to a point where now, a civil serpent, er, civil service job now pays substantially *higher* than the private sector.

      (*Note*, in NO way do I consider our military over-paid.)

      We *REALLY* need to freeze civil service pay until it’s back proportionally to the way it was back then. If you’re pursuing a SS job, it needs to be a reason more altruistic, because you’re doing it for the good of the country, instead of chasing a fat paycheck.

      Recently I have read the *average* pay of a government job in the DC area is *over* $100,000 year.

      Disgusting…

    • That’s why I keep my guns locked up in a safe. You can hear them in there at night, rustling around, just itching to start firing rounds off at anyone nearby. Sometimes they pound on the side of the safe, begging to be let out. Thank god for my safe.

  5. Loved the comments (albeit only 37 so far)…. almost all were pro-gun, not gun control…

    Im sure all the hand-wringing liberals will attack the comments section and begin the shout-down in short order…..

  6. Saturday, January 14, 2017 the DC popo “recovered” a 9mm Vis 35 Radom? Can they please send this poor misunderstood orphan to me. I’ll turn it’s life around and get it on the straight and narrow. Might even send it off to college with one of my kids (or keep it at home and away from college bad influences/progtards).

  7. Once again we have the cry, “Get rid of guns”, with absolutely no plan to first confiscate guns from the people who are actually doing all the damage.

    I have been having a long, long conversation with someone who is driven by a comparison between the US and Scandinavia. No matter the question about the immoral act of disarming law abiding people, leaving them prey to career criminals, he says, “Fact: Scandinavia has strict gun control, and they have very few murders with guns. That’s all that matters”. When pressed to explain how to disarm the gangs and career criminals, he says he doesn’t have any idea how to do that, but taking guns from non-criminals is a start,

    • Referring to the gun as “illegal” reinforces the progressive mindset that they are dangerous instruments of death and should be banished from society altogether. For the children.

      • The way I understand it is; any gun purchased at a gun show, on the internet, or a gun store where no waiting period was required, and/or having a capacity of more than 7 (seven) rounds, not stored in a locked case inside the home unloaded with ammunition stored in a separate room, shall be hereunto classified as an illegal weapon.

  8. “Any citizen or visitor walking the streets of these Northwest, Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods could fall victim to one of these Democrat lawmakers. All the candidates need is someone to pull the lever.”

  9. It’s all BO’s fault! He sold so many guns during his 8 years that people are now just leaving them lay around. That is just deplorable!

  10. I have this mental image of a gun all alone on a park bench, screaming, “Someone help me! Please pull my trigger!”

  11. In order to prevent the possibility that any gun might cross paths with a murderer, resulting in a homicide, I propose a simple solution. I will keep all the guns at my house, and Mr. King can keep all the murderers at his.

  12. Some of these people should take a stroll through SE DC one night and see if the people are the problem or just firearms. It’s a rough place that good fortune left behind long ago.

  13. If someone with a brain had made the same quote, one could reasonably assume they were intimating that the people were the problem. Alas we know Mr King’s true intentions.

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