After 6 teens were shot in the Albina neighborhood Friday, Portland’s Mayor Adams “says police are out in ‘full strength’ to prevent retaliation.” He also stated, “To be very blunt, illegal guns have swamped the city.”
I am left perplexed at how such violence continues in the Northwests center of Liberalism, peace, love and tolerance.
Even after Portland Police Chief Mike Reese said in 2010, “I believe we are peacekeepers not law enforcement and that’s my goal,” alleged gang related violence seems to be escalating in Portland, a city that prides itself on tolerance, peace and understanding.
Mayor Adams recently got his 5 new gun control measures approved by city council and still, youth gun violence continues to rise.
Earlier this year, Adams called for Tougher Background Checks on all legal gun transactions, but now he says it is “illegal guns are swamping the city.”
Do you think an ordinance on stricter background checks on all illegal gun transactions would help?
But I am still left wondering just how the Pacific Northwests Mecca of Liberalism, multiculturalism, peace, love and tolerance continues to be besieged by increasing gang related shootings.
No doubt, somehow it’s Bush’s fault.