ADAM SHANKS — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Acivisits stand out against gun violence in Williamstown on Tuesday in response to this week’s shooting in Las Vegas, Nev.
How many times have we heard it, “The NRA and Republicans are responsible for gun violence in America!!”
Whoa, whoa, whoa – now just hold your horses there one minute, missy – since when does the NRA or the GOP advocate for gun violence? And excuse me but what about the cries to “stop politicizing” tragedies?
The bottom line is, NOBODY wants gun violence to perpetuate in America, so in order to irradicate it, we need to address the facts head-on.
Want to know the truth about gun violence in the U.S.? Look no further than the politics entrenched in America’s deadliest cities.
According to the Major Cities Chiefs Association Violent Crimes Survey, 6,791 people were murdered in America’s urban areas in 2017. While that was down 252 deaths from 2016, that’s still an ugly number.
And when we break down the top 20 cities at the top of the list, a few illuminating (although not-so-surprising) facts emerge:
- 90% of the top 20 Deadliest American Cities are run by Democrats
- 100% of the top 10 Deadliest Cities in America are… you guessed it: run by Democrats
- 76% of the 60 Deadliest American cities are run by Democrats
- The state with the most cities on the list? It’s a tie, both Texas and California each have seven, with the Golden State’s cities boasting the higher average murder rate.
So much for the whole “tough gun laws reduce gun violence” narrative.
What’s more, the top ten cities are not only run by Democrats today, they’ve been sinking under them for decades.
It’s almost as if the ‘hope and change’ everyone votes for never really turns out to be what they need.
Next time someone tries to tell you how the more “enlightened” way of more gun control legislation will alleviate gun violence, point them to this list and watch their pieholes pucker. But brace for all the ways they’ll tell you they ‘feel’ like more gun control will still help… this time.
If Democrats really think their gun control laws will reduce gun violence, their record in these cities certainly disproves it.
No good will come from imposing further restrictions on law-abiding citizens aiming to arm themselves for self-defense and to protect their families and the gun control agenda won’t stop until they have an all-out gun ban, therefore we can’t stop until we have all anti-2A politicians out of office.