Kamala Harris, who has endorsed the Beto O’Rourke model of gun confiscation, posted a tweet yesterday showing a brief conversation she had with a frightened teenager on the campaign trail.
The girl approached Harris and thanked her for her stance on gun control.
Thank you so much for everything you do for high schools. I was scared every day and I just —
And the girl burst into tears, clearly terrorized.
Here’s Harris’s tweet with video of the encounter.
“I just don’t want to die.”
Leaders in Congress who fail to have the courage to act on gun violence are traumatizing an entire generation of students. pic.twitter.com/JMWrg9SSKD
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 23, 2019
To her credit, Harris tried to reassure the tearful teen, telling her, “No baby, you’re not going to die.”
Harris, however, might have calmed the girl with some cold, hard statistics showing that an American is 100 times more likely to be killed in a car accident than they are to be the victim of a mass shooting. Instead, Harris had this to say . . .
…We’re going to be smart and we are going to win. And we’re going to take on the people who are just failing to have the courage. We’re going to do this.
Be sure to note the blame placed for the girl’s level of hysteria in the tweet above.
Leaders in Congress who fail to have the courage to act on gun violence are traumatizing an entire generation of students.
That is a blatant lie. Saturation media coverage and political demagogues have been playing up the prevalence and actual threat of mass shootings in this country for years, particularly since El Paso and Dayton. The goal is to use the hysteria to DO SOMETHING. Which means more restrictions on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.
The reality of the threat, however, couldn’t be more different. Note these graphs from Pew Research:
The fact is, since the early 1990’s crime has dropped to historic lows in this country (while the number of civilian-owned firearms has more than doubled). And yet . . .
This disparity between the nation’s actual crime rate and the perception of the problem of violent crime is directly attributable to politicians and the media, two groups that work very hard to reduce or eliminate Second Amendment rights.
You won’t hear any of Pew’s data from the if-it-bleeds-it-leads media, let alone a gun-grabbing hack like Harris who have a vested interest in whipping up fear, uncertainty and doubt about level of “gun violence” in this country. She should be ashamed…if she were capable of it.