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

“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]

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  1. avatar No one of consequence says:

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

    Perhaps there is hope for this one.

    1. Yeah but he was wrong when he said “any person”. If he had said “any unarmed person “, then it would almost be a reasonable statement.

    2. avatar Sunshine_Shooter says:

      Don’t hold your breath, his intentions say otherwise.

  2. avatar Fred Frendly says:

    Give him a cookie.

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      give him some Oxygen.

      1. avatar B says:

        He’s using too much already.

  3. avatar Swilson says:

    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.

    1. avatar ActionPhysicalMan says:

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

    2. avatar explainist says:

      “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.

      1. avatar Mike Betts says:

        Multiple convictions of the felony kind?

  4. avatar Ollie says:

    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.

    1. avatar Soylent Green says:

      burn it flat; plant trees

    2. avatar Defens says:

      “keep the garbage out of DC” – wouldn’t that require massive revamping of our election laws?

    3. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I’d rather they bulldoze all the government buildings instead. At least the criminals and miscreants in public housing are only able to fuck things up on a local level.

    4. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      With as much mollycoddling as we’ve done of North Korea since the 1990s, it’ll probably be nuked from orbit.

    5. avatar JohnS says:

      After they’re done with the Congressional office buildings, where should they continue?

  5. avatar pwrserge says:

    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.

    1. avatar Omer Baker says:

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

      1. avatar MamaLiberty says:

        “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.

    2. avatar tdiinva (now in wisconsin) says:

      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.

    3. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “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…

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    And the poor gun was just turning its cylinder around, too.

    1. avatar Mike Betts says:

      One would hope that most of them would do it automatically.

      1. Well that all depends of the caliber of the individual.

    2. Well, a single action can help turn them.

    3. It revolves around a failed education system.

      1. avatar Chip in Florida says:

        They need to set their sights a bit higher.

  7. avatar Big Bill says:

    I wonder how he missed mentioning that any army is just a war waiting to happen.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Any penis is a rape waiting to happen.

      1. SJWs actually believe this.

        1. avatar Danilushka Ozera says:

          Of course.
          That is why they want men to be de-masculinized.
          Thank God Trump won.

    2. avatar Nigel says:

      And any car just a DUI waiting to happen, a knife a stabbing waiting to happen, a penis a rape waiting to happen…and so on.

    3. avatar Danilushka Ozera says:

      Any vehicle is a DUI fatality or Road Rage murder waiting to happen.

  8. avatar JDC says:

    That guy is full of s–t. Everyone knows any gun at any time, can just start firing indiscriminately at any one.

    1. avatar HP says:

      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.

  9. So is this like a knock out game, except with guns?

    1. avatar Nigel says:

      Thats rassiss!

      1. Why you say that? White men can’t jump, but we can knock you out.

  10. avatar N64456 says:

    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…..

  11. avatar neiowa says:

    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).

  12. avatar Sam I Am says:

    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,

  13. avatar Shawn says:

    What exactly is an illegal gun anyway? My thinking is there is only illegal possession or use of a firearm.

    1. The term is “undocumented”.

    2. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      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.

      1. 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.

  14. “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.”

  15. avatar Desert Dave says:

    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!

  16. avatar Roymond says:

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

  17. avatar DaveL says:

    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.

  18. avatar GS650G says:

    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.

  19. avatar Andrew Lewis says:

    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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