“AFT” 🙄 pic.twitter.com/dMDFsIF807— NRA (@NRA) April 11, 2022
Following news this week that the Biden administration would proceed with its federal ban on so-called “ghost guns,” the nation’s gun lobby released a statement that criticized the president for, among other things, being soft on crime.
“An administration that’s truly sincere and resolute about curbing violent crime rates would do one thing: take violent criminals off the streets,” said the NRA.
“Yet the Biden administration allows these criminals who kill and maim with callous and reckless abandon, again and again, to roam the streets of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and other cities large and small across our country without fear of prosecution and punishment,” they continued.
Biden’s gun control actions will hearten his wealthy gun control supporters. But, this action sends the wrong message to violent criminals, because this “ban” will not affect them.— NRA (@NRA) April 11, 2022
These violent crime sprees will continue unabated until they are arrested/prosecuted/punished. pic.twitter.com/9AO7uE4kWG
To back up the NRA’s point, a recent study of the D.C.-area looking at homicides from 2019 to 2020 found that 86 percent of victims and suspects had prior run-ins with the law.
“Overall, most victims and suspects with prior criminal offenses had been arrested about 11 times for about 13 different offenses by the time of the homicide,” the study said.
The main takeaway is that roughly 500 identifiable individuals drive 60-70 percent of the city’s shooting each year.
How a city deals with this small but hyper-violent minority really matters. Yet, it seems, in many Left-leaning cities these known criminals are allowed to re-offend with impunity thanks to a revolving door of justice (funded in large part by George Soros) that puts ’em back out onto the streets.
Instead of focusing on the problem, the Biden administration delivers more window dressing to appease Bloomberg and his minions.
As the NRA noted, “… the president unveils another hollow plan that will not stop this violence. His gun control actions will undoubtedly hearten his wealthy gun control supporters. But, this action sends the wrong message to violent criminals, because this ‘ban’ will not affect them.”
“These violent crime sprees will continue unabated until they are arrested, prosecuted and punished,” the organization concluded.
That’s really the Democrats’ approach to violence — find more ways to disarm law-abiding citizens under the pretext that it’ll make hardened criminals less dangerous.