H/T Conservative Tribune.

How long before Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich comes under fire from the left for his insightful comments?


Guns cause violence and don’t belong in the hands of Americans. At least, that’s the message spread by liberals and the media, but one sheriff in Washington state just pushed back against the anti-gun narrative with a strong message of his own.

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich gave a detailed news conference on Thursday, and made it clear that going after gun ownership wouldn’t stop violence.

The sheriff’s politically incorrect, pro-gun speech came shortly after a 15-year-old student carried out a school shooting in Spokane. One student was shot dead, while three others were wounded but are expected to recover.

I can tell you, folks, I carried a gun all my life. I hunted, I shot. My friends and I…It’s huntin’ season back home. When I was in high school, every one of those rigs in the high school parking lot had a gun in the gun rack,” Knezovich explained, according to KREM News.

“Why? We went huntin’ on the way home. None of those guns ever walked into a school. None of those guns ever shot anybody,” he continued.

“What’s the difference? Did the gun change? Or did you, as a society, change?

“I’ll give ya odds that it was you, as a society, because you started glorifying cultures of violence. You glorified the gang culture, you glorified games that actually give you points for raping and killing people. The gun didn’t change, we changed.”

In addition to calling out the modern shifts in society that romanticize violence, Knezovich also pointed a finger squarely at out-of-touch politicians.

Lawmakers on “both the right and the left, you’re both enamored by radicalized hate,” he stated, echoing similar statements that President Donald Trump made after the violence last month in Charlottesville, Virginia. “You seem to hate everybody and everything. It’s time for you to end that too.”

At the end of the day, the ultimate responsibility for violence lies with the person pulling the trigger. With that said, the sheriff is right on target about the overall problem: There’s a cultural reason that school shooters decide to harm others, and it has very little to do with the actual gun.

H/T Gateway Pundit