Oh, and dead children, too. Don’t forget the dead children. Because if we don’t think of the children, how else will we ever pass more
freedom restrictions tough gun control laws? And to make absolutely sure readers are both outraged and horrified, author Michael Powell goes into graphic detail . . .
New York has experienced a summer of shooting, bullets ripping through young backs and spleens, exploding chests and filling lungs with blood. A 4-year-old girl took a bullet and died, as did a young boxer in Brownsville. Just last week, a 9-year-old boy was struck in the leg as he walked down Walton Avenue in the Bronx with his mother.
But remember what Mayor Bloomberg said, it’s the ‘Safest Big City In America’. Or not. Plus, according to Mayor Bloomberg, crime is down.
Shootings through Aug. 26 were up 5.2 percent compared with the same period in 2011; the number of shooting victims is on the rise, up 6.1 percent, to 1,166.
Except when they’re not. But don’t worry, there’s a solution already in place: they’ve banned carrying along with people’s right to armed self-defense.
It is so easy to demand that the police do more, but that’s silliness. For 20 years, the police and mayors have tightened gun laws and labored to remove semiautomatics and AK-47s, often called slammers. But the flood tide of armaments keeps running in.
Oops! The article unintentionally states the obvious: that’s silliness. And Powell doesn’t quite explain how the summer’s been defined by ‘Easy Guns’ as per the title. Though one of the contributors in the comment section gets it right:
Give us all a break. NYC has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. You have a crime problem, not a gun problem. When will you ever learn that?
Another commenter answers that one pretty succinctly: when it costs votes. It’ll be a while.