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Thread #145261   Message #3360702
Posted By: Stewart
07-Jun-12 - 08:07 PM
Thread Name: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
Subject: RE: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
That was a real tragedy in north Seattle just a few miles from where I live. I didn't know any of the victims, but friends of mine did know them.

That said, I don't think Seattle is any worse than other U.S. cities. I hosted our weekly open mic last night in Greenwood area (Couth Buzzard Books) - no problem. This afternoon my wife and I took a city bus (almost door-to-door service and no parking problems) downtown to the Seattle Art Museum, and had lunch in the Pike Place Market - again no problem. Never felt threatened. But I would feel better if there were fewer guns around here. Every time something like this happens, it seems more people go out and buy more guns - that's not good.

Cheers, S. in Seattle