After touting the nation’s generally low crime rate, President Obama called Chicago’s “gun violence” a strange exception. “I think there are a lot of factors around that,” Mr. Obama opines. An ABC edit quickly removes any revelations in that regard. While we wonder whether or not the Commander-in-Chief mentioned the Windy City’s revolving door justice system (I’m thinking no), Mr. Obama asserts that he wants to “be part of the solution,” alluding to my least favorite “answer” to gang-bangers banging: so-called violence interrupters.
Not only do these “no one knows a felon like a felon” programs channel millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars to hardened criminals — even though participating ex-cons are caught committing further crimes — there’s no scientific evidence that violence interrupters have any impact at all on firearms-related violence. Which is another way of saying there’s zero accountability.
Of course, promoting ineffective programs and laws that are nothing but a lot of sound bytes and fury signifying nothing is how civilian disarmament campaigners roll. Which is what the current president is, was and always will be. Amongst those who value their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, Mr. Obama’s impending exit from the White House can’t come soon enough.