CCRKBA to Baltimore Mayor: Law-Abiding Gun Owners Aren’t Killing People, Either

Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Responding to Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young’s argument that he isn’t responsible for the city’s rising homicide rate because he’s “not committing the murders,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today fired right back, “Law-abiding gun owners aren’t committing murders, either.”

“Yet Mayor Young and his fellow Democrats continue pushing extremist gun control laws, which only penalize honest firearms owners,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Universal background checks, which Young supported from the moment he joined ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ two months ago, don’t prevent criminals from getting guns, and he should know that.

“Young’s hypocrisy and buck-passing shouldn’t surprise anybody,” Gottlieb continued. “He has quickly joined the ranks of liberal public officials playing the blame game; officials who refuse to take responsibility for the mayhem happening on their watch.”

Young became Baltimore’s mayor when Catherine Pugh stepped down earlier this year. Before that, he served on the city council for more than 20 years, eventually rising to the office of Council president. He told reporters Wednesday that the city’s leadership is not to blame for Baltimore’s rising murder rate. The Baltimore Sun reported the city has logged 296 murders so far this year.

“Jack Young has been a city official for more than two decades,” Gottlieb observed, “so you bet he’s part of the problem. Maryland has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, and in Baltimore it is virtually impossible for average citizens to get carry permits for personal and family protection.

“An honorable Democrat named Harry Truman had a sign on his desk,” Gottlieb recalled. “That sign said ‘The Buck Stops Here.’ So, Mayor Young, this rising violent crime is on you, not on honest gun owners in Maryland or anywhere else. So stop trying to pass the buck to private citizens who only want to exercise their constitutionally-protected rights, without having to jump through a bunch of hoops or get past all of the legislative roadbloacks you and your fellow Democrats want to put in their way.


With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms ( is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.


  1. avatar Bigus Dickus says:

    Nothing is going to change in Baltimore as long as it is run by losers like this fellow.

    1. avatar Heywood says:

      …writes the ‘man’ who can’t get from the sofa to the fridge without oxygen.

      1. avatar N64456 says:

        Oh, look; a rapist shitposting from prison… STFU, convict…

        1. avatar Heywood says:

          Hahahaha. Nice comeback…for a furry.

        2. avatar Mitch says:

          Takes one to know one!

        3. avatar Casey says:

          Why you gotta drag us law abiding gun-owning furries into this? Some idiot on a message board same some dumb thing and your first instinct is to find a group you think won’t call you out on YOU being an idiot, lump them all together, and then cast disparaging remarks?

          I guess we can expect that from you far-left commie trump-loving republican heterosexual tranny christian abortionists.

    2. avatar PATRON49IFT says:

      Despite the negative comments by the trolls and bot-like creatures with nothing of importance to add; you are correct. The Dems have run this city into the ground for decades and generations just like they have all the other major cities. Until the black population will look around and see they aren’t being properly served by their Dem politicians, this will continue. When you have a black majority population re-electing Dems with about 90% of their votes, nothing will change. I have hopes that the current president has shown those paying attention that there is another way to get things done. The old-boy, old-school, scratch my back-I’ll scratch yours kind of way; that’s what got us to where we are now. Is there a better way? Maybe some new blood in the mix, new players. If you have a team not performing; time to look at who is playing for you. And who’s not.

  2. avatar Huntmaster says:

    Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, St Louis, Cleveland, Hartford, NewHaven, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, the list of cities where Democrats have had a virtual monopoly on power for decades goes on and on and on. And they are all hellholes.

    1. avatar Rusty - Always Carry - Chains says:

      But they made everything “fair” mostly by running off the wealthy and the small business owners. And now everyone is equally poor and unhappy…that is how they define success!

      1. avatar Geoff "Run, Bloomie, run!" PR says:

        “But they made everything “fair” mostly by running off the wealthy and the small business owners. And now everyone is equally poor and unhappy…”

        Especially unhappy. Check this out, a Denver business man is being fined for not cleaning up the (literal) human shit the homeless are so kind to leave outside his shop :

        TTAG legal folks – Can Denver force him to do that?

        1. avatar possom says:

          . I dont kno laws but I reckon if its his property they probably can. If you got s hose and washed it in the gutter , theres another fine. I can see shit eating dogs becoming a big seller

  3. avatar Tealiban says:

    What does the Bonepurian Candidate have to say about this?

    1. avatar Merle 0 says:

      Bonaparte would probably surround, starve, then raze the city.

  4. avatar former water walker says:

    Gosh my son who works at DoD lives near Baltimore and tells me it’s not that bad…with a murder rate far higher than Chiraq. Chiraq blames other states(especially Indiana)for their “loose” fun er gun law’s. Never the punks shooting up the place.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      Baltimore, like most cities, has some parts that are largely safe. You can visit the inner harbor and many other parts without having to worry more than you would anywhere else. But then you cross into other areas and things change pretty quickly in a span of a couple blocks.

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        I’ve been to the Inner Harbor many times before. It was a great place for the family. Now sadly people are attacked. Robbed. And the police do nothing. “Ferguson is in full effect” in the Baltimore police department. They are on their way to becoming the next Detroit.

        The mental illness of Liberalism won’t allow any Baltimore politician to use logic and common sense.

        He probably wishes he could blame everything on Conservative Republicans. No such chance here.

        Liberal Democrats run everything in Baltimore. And they have run everything into the ground.

        1. avatar PATRON49IFT says:

          Sadly, you have hit the nail squarely on the head. If you keep doing the same thing (voting preferences) and getting the same results; why are you surprised?

        2. avatar LarryinTX says:

          What can you possibly mean? We vote for free stuff, over and over. It cannot be our fault that we never actually *get* any free stuff, nor that the same liars, from the same party, promising the same actions, continue to steal our money and ruin our lives decade after decade, until we are forced to move to somewhere else to vote in the same lying pieces of shit until *that* area is destroyed, as well. Over and over, rinse and repeat, when are you going to learn? There is no such thing as free stuff and never will be, if a politician promises you free stuff (like $52 trillion in health care which you won’t have to pay for?), you know who you should NEVER vote for, even for dogcatcher.

    2. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

      The gun violence problem in Illinois must be terrible.

      No? Huh.

  5. avatar Ragnar says:

    “An honorable Democrat named Harry Truman…”

    That’s a bit of a stretch.

    1. avatar Merle 0 says:

      To be fair (puts on flame suit), Truman, for a Democrat, was actually pretty good. He wasn’t like FDR and if I remember correctly they didn’t exactly get along. FDR chose him as VP to appease his opposition. Truman was far more anti communist then any president since and was hyper confrontational towards the communist nations. Where FDR was almost pro Soviet Union, Truman was vehemently anti Soviet Union and made containment of communism his administrations number one goal. “Truman doctrine”, or domino theory, was 100% right in my opinion. We’re witnessing it take place within the States right now, as more and more states fall to communism and then export it, just like an infection. In my opinion he was the last sane democrat.

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        He gets an “F” for not only getting into the Korean War but also interfering with how the war was conducted. He set the precedent for Johnson to follow in Vietnam.

        On the other hand He was better on domestic policy than Roosevelt in many ways.

        1. avatar Merle 0 says:

          I agree on that. I think the whole concept of “limited war” is a joke. If your going to go to war, you go all in to win it, or don’t go at all.

      2. avatar neiowa says:

        “FDR was almost pro Soviet Union” har. The SOB was a flaming “socialist” who allowed known agents for Moscow to infest his administration. And his POS wife, who was worse, had more influence and ran more of the fed than Hellery. Both are rotting in hell (and I don’t need any “proof”).

        1. avatar Merle 0 says:

          I don’t disagree. But my main point was Truman was a very different president and man altogether. Thinking about it, I don’t know of a Vice President that was more different then the president then Truman was to FDR.

    2. avatar PATRON49IFT says:

      He may mean, compared to today.

  6. avatar CZ Peasy says:

    He’s not responsible for the roads because he’s not in the streets with a shovel. He’s not responsible for the schools because he’s not holding the chalk. A bucket of eels is less slimey. It’s really hard to imagine the depravity of the residents who vote for such politicians.

  7. avatar LifeSavor says:

    I used to make frequent trips to Baltimore. Philadelphia and Camden, also. In some areas, trees growing through houses and office buildings; seriously damaged people bewildered, poor, underfed, dirty, yelling on the sidewalk; the pain in the street is palpable. It floods inside of you and you feel your heart rending. It is haunting and brings tears and prayers.

    How can these city officials promote and prolong this agony, focusing instead on issues that do not help their communities at all? It is beyond incompetence. It is evil.

  8. avatar The Rookie says:

    I’ve mentioned this before (I think), but if you want to get a sense of how effed up Baltimore is, it’s well worth checking out an HBO series from the early 2000’s called The Wire.

    The show is fictional, but based on the real life experiences of a police reporter (David Simon) and a homicide detective from the Baltimore P.D. (Ed Burns). A lot of the characters are also based on real life criminal figures. Great stuff.

    1. avatar The Cold Backhand of God says:

      Watch stuff like that for entertainment?
      No thanks, I’ve already had my fill of junk TV and tend to stick to the Weather Channel. Unfortunately, even WU gets sidetracked on the glowbull warmin’ crap when the weather changes.
      There’s the flim-flam Pickers on the “History” Channel. The Sci-Fi channel that isn’t. Network news that’s little more than a 24-hour political propaganda. Even the repeats on informational channels have been queered by The Military Historian Formerly Known as Arieh Nusbacher, aka Lynette Nusbacher.
      It’s enough to make your head hurt.

      1. avatar PATRON49IFT says:

        Yeah, there are reasons why Netflix is so popular.

      2. avatar Merle 0 says:

        I feel you there man and suggest you did what I did and for the exact reasons you listed. I got rid of both cable and satalite and went to straight air for the few times I want a live tv channel, and then just stream everything else through Netflix, Hulu and amazon. The best thing about streaming is you can come and go as you please and rotate through companies for the best deal. It’s a very open and competitive market unlike traditional suppliers. It’s truly a great example of of true capitalism being a real benefit to the consumer through market competition.

  9. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    Well what “responsibility” does Mayor Young have after a 20 plus years career in Baltimore City politics?

    I’m sure he’s ready to claim “responsibility” for any successes.

  10. What makes you think that they want to solve the problem?

    Many people viewed inner-city shootings as an intractable problem. But for two years, McBride had been spreading awareness about Ceasefire, a nearly two-decades-old strategy that had upended how police departments dealt with gang violence. Under Ceasefire, police teamed up with community leaders to identify the young men most at risk of shooting someone or being shot, talked to them directly about the risks they faced, offered them support, and promised a tough crackdown on the groups that continued shooting. In Boston, the city that developed Ceasefire, the average monthly number of youth homicides dropped by 63 percent in the two years after it was launched.

    Austrailia’s homicide rate was not reduced by 63% in one year after that gun ban was enacted.

    Later, other ministers who worked with McBride would get an even blunter assessment from a White House staffer: There was no political will in the country to address inner-city violence.

    That is because it would actually solve the problem.

  11. avatar James W Crawford says:

    How many of the homicides committed in Baltimore are solved with the perpetrator arrested, prosecuted and convicted?
    Given Chicago as an example, I would speculate that less than ten percent of Baltimore’s murderer’s ever do time for the crime.

  12. avatar tired of it says:

    rich white people aren’t pissing in the halls of your section 8 apartments, either…..

    but they are still, somehow, to blame for the smell.

  13. avatar Curmudgeon says:

    At this point, I’m a nihilist with gun control advocates. Let them run around the earth ruining every city they move to and eventually they will run out of places they are allowed to live. Then they will die of the social cancer they themselves created. They will end up in camps with showers that don’t open from the inside and have large smoke stacks run by people WHO ARE just like them but slightly disagree with their opinion on what birth control/hormone replacement meds a 5 year old can be taking. Let a liar run their mouth long enough without arguing, and they will bury themselves. These are scum and control freaks. The wall should run up to Seattle, and if global warming flood is a real threat I could do just fine without Florida or Massachusetts as well.

  14. avatar Mikey says:

    You’re right, Young. You are not responsible for this mayhem – but you are responsible for cleaning it up.

  15. avatar Andre C Stephenson says:

    Law-abiding citizens should not have AR-15s and AK-47s!

    1. avatar Someone says:

      You are wrong, sir. Not only should law abiding citizens own and train with military weapons, the law expressly requires them to do so in order to create a well regulated militia.

  16. avatar Sam Hill says:

    Question; why does idiots keep being elected?
    Answer; idiots voted for them.
    Analysis; quite possibly there are more idiots than intelligent people.
    Reason for question; illegal drugs are killing a ton more people nation wide than all the criminal activity with guns, states and federal government have express laws prohibiting the possession, use, and sale of such drugs.
    Point; why would a somewhat intelligent person think gun laws would do anything?
    Answer again; they would not, only idiots would try to pass laws on gun control.
    Now we back to my original question. God save the Queen. The idiots gonna get her shot.

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