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Old 05-19-2019, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Seattle city councilwoman Kshama Sawant has called for speed bumps as a 'common sense' method to reduce drive by shootings in the city.

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eattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant wants the city to consider using raised flower beds and speed bumps to slow traffic and reduce drive-by shootings in the Central District.
Calling for "common sense gun measures," which also includes banning semi-automatic firearms, Sawant said she has asked the Seattle Department of Transportation to use its "expertise" to review the idea of installing speed bumps on 21st Avenue. According to Sawant, there have been three drive-by shootings on 21st since the beginning of the school year.
This is in Seattle's Central District, which is just east of downtown. It used to be the black section of town, but now is 'gentrified' and mostly white. But evidently there still is residual gang activity.

The raised flower beds ("usually called 'calming circles") have been going in for at least 20 years. When I lived in Seattle 20 years ago, they put several in my neighborhood. It's just a big circular structure that they plop in the center of intersections in order to force cars to slow down. I don't think it would be effective in reducing drive-by shootings.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:47 PM
 
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Stupid politician of the day.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Kshama Sawant is a self-described 'Marxist' who was elected in 2016. She is a member of 'Socialist Alternative,' a group that I'm told is to the left of AOC's 'Democratic Socialists of America.' She is currently running for re-election.

Interestingly, Sawant has a PhD in economics from NC State University.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Right, it's stupid. Maybe the shooter would welcome having to slow down to have more time to get better aim.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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Stupid politician of the day.
I wonder who Monday's stupid politician will be.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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Right, it's stupid. Maybe the shooter would welcome having to slow down to have more time to get better aim.
Exactly.

As Mo'Nique would say:

"Make that make sense."
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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She would make a find speed bump. Might be all she is cut out for
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Make all gangbangers wear T-shirts with neon targets printed on the back.

That way they can hit what they are aiming at. Problem is these shooters are bad shots.

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Old 05-19-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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So, they'll use lifted trucks and just drive right over it. Brilliant.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:08 PM
 
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What you have here is a politician trying to make some noise so they can claim they're fighting gun violence.

This is common and a cheap way to duck this serious issue without spending any money on poverty, diversion programs, youth gang intervention and so forth.

I laughed at the part about "common sense gun laws banning semi-automatic weapons".

70-80% of US gun sales are semi automatic.
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