Leftists say that gun violence is a plague in America, and, if I were a leftist in America, I might agree with them.
I know that’s shocking to read from me, but follow me here: Leftists in America tend to flock to major cities. Where is gun violence a major problem in America? Answer: in major cities. Incidentally, major cities also tend to have strict gun control laws but still have big gun violence problems.
So, if I were a leftist, I’d likely live in a major city and likely have no clue about guns and the reality of the real causes of gun violence, but I’d likely be terrified about all of the gun violence happening around me.
And how bad is the gun violence in cities in America? Well, here’s one example for you from this past weekend, the July 4, 2021 weekend. Jack Phillips writes,
Authorities in Chicago say more than 80 people were shot, including 14 fatally, over the Fourth of July weekend. Several children were counted among the victims.
So far in 2021, there have been more than 1,892 shootings in Chicago, the Sun-Times noted. That represents a 12 percent year-over-year increase. About 330 homicides have been reported in the first six months of 2021, the paper reported.
Before the Fourth of July weekend, which has historically been a violent period of time in Chicago, aldermen sought a plan from the Chicago Police Department and its superintendent on its plan to keep the city safe.
All told, 88 people were shot and 14 of those people, sadly, died. Think about that. Some parts of Chicago (maybe all, for all I know) are obviously war zones.
So, leftists, with their gun control policies, have gun violence problems. These same people who vote for policies which fail to prevent their problems keep voting for the same failed policies for the rest of the country.