Reader’s Perspective: ‘Gun Control’ Hides Soft Crime Policies
Recently, President Joe Biden delivered a speech on the rising rate of violent crime. Rather than follow the obvious path of tighter policing and more jail time, Biden has attacked our guns. Nonsense flowed freely.
I watched Biden lean forward and make funny noises and whisper into the microphone. Is he in a second childhood? I would say he’s losing it, but it looks like he’s lost it already.
Democrats are using gun control to sidestep accountability for their soft crime policies. Americans don’t need more gun laws, and they want proactive policing. How does “defund the police” work for everyone? Police funding is the result of this unholy marriage between the Democratic Party and the rioters.
Before voting for any police reform, politicians should be forced to stand on the perimeter of a riot with cops and take a brick in the head or a bucket of urine in the face of “peaceful” protesters. . They should be required to see the riot through the eyes of a street cop and stop complying with the criminals.
Calling riots “peaceful demonstration” is a misnomer. They look like criminal riots. Protests can start peacefully, but many quickly turn violent. It is not a coincidence. It’s a strategy.
Our southern border is in constant chaos and on the verge of being overrun with guns and other contraband. Biden looks dazed and confused and doesn’t lift a finger to keep the guns from pouring in. However, he wants the government to requisition the AR 556 that you legally bought.
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