CCRKBA: Arrest of Armed Felon by Seattle Police Should Not Be A Surprise

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CCRKBA: Arrest of Armed Felon by Seattle Police Should Not Be A Surprise
CCRKBA’s Alan Gottlieb spoke to Second Amendment activists at a rally in Olympia. (Photo: The GunMag)

BELLEVUE, WA – The arrest of an armed convicted felon by Seattle Police this week shouldn’t surprise anyone other than those who supported a pair of gun control initiatives pushed by a billionaire-backed Seattle gun control group, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“When the gun prohibition lobby spent more than $10 million to pass Initiative 594 back in 2014, we warned voters it wouldn’t prevent criminals from getting guns,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “That measure mandated so-called ‘universal background checks,’ but the wealthy elitists bankrolling the initiative didn’t want to admit criminals don’t bother with background checks.

“When the same bunch spent millions more to pass Initiative 1639 two years ago, creating new restrictions on gun owners,” he recalled, “we told voters it wouldn’t keep guns out of criminal hands, we were right again.

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“The only thing the gun control crowd in Seattle has accomplished is to make it harder for honest citizens to exercise their constitutional rights, and they know it,” Gottlieb said.

A quick glance at news archives revealed an arrest by Seattle police this past April of another felon with a gun, and in August 2019, yet another case involving a felon with a gun made local news. In July 2019, a Seattle man was indicted on federal gun charges for being a felon in possession of four handguns and eight rifles.

“You don’t disarm bad people by penalizing good people with regressive feel-good laws,” Gottlieb observed. “You don’t make honest citizens safer by making it harder for them to fight back while police budgets are being threatened and good men and women in law enforcement are literally being pushed out of their jobs. And now the Seattle City Council is reportedly considering ways to de-criminalize some crimes, which will only encourage, rather than discourage, people who break the law.

“This latest arrest of an armed felon is symptomatic of a much bigger problem,” he stated. “Utopian wishful thinking is no substitute for genuine common sense, and living in a state of denial doesn’t change that. We challenge the gun prohibition lobby to admit it was wrong so we can all work together on real solutions that focus on bad guys committing crimes instead of good guys exercising their rights.”


With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms ( is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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  • Thomas T December 9, 2022, 12:05 pm

    25 year old shoots and kills his grandmother’s 45 year old caretaker who was checking in on her due to a recent stroke….shooter said caretaker was part of 911 attack…. Spokane WA
    3 days later 45 year old man unloads 2 magazines in river front park Spokane
    Both shooters had a Documented History of mental illness…. How do they Have guns, lots of laws and restrictions but none are Working 👋👋👋👋
    Great job 👍 Washington

  • Charles Brown November 16, 2022, 11:31 am

    I live in Washington, but on the other side of the state in Spokane and I just need to say “I couldn’t agree with you more!” I was recently made aware that a felon in Spokane was caught with a firearm not once, not twice, but three times with 3 different handguns! Two of which were stolen! And to make matters worse, while somehow out on bail after being arrested twice already for “felon in possession of a firearm” he then shot somebody while still awaiting trial of the first two charges! How does that happen! Oh and did I mention that those first two charges were also accompanied by two “possession of a stolen firearm” charges as well! If that doesn’t say it all right there then I don’t know what else does! These criminals aren’t buying the guns, they are stealing them so why punish law abiding citizens? Makes zero sense.

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