When the Great Coronavirus Gun Run first got under way in earnest last week, sneering, sniggering critics in the media made great sport of tsk-tsking at all the stupid rubes, ridiculing them and wondering if they were really so dumb as to think they were going to shoot the virus.
As any non-elitist knew, however, Americans foresaw what a national emergency — especially one that discourages people kept in close proximity — could mean in terms of law enforcement and crime.
Now, announcements like this one from the Philadelphia Police Department have validated exactly what all of those gun buyers were afraid of.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 18, 2020
The Philly PD has announced that they won’t make arrests for a range of crimes including drug sales, thefts, burglary, stolen cars and more. Police will detain suspects, determine — somehow — whether they’re a threat…and then turn them loose. They’ll just arrest them later, after we’re past all of this.
“Our mission is to protect and promote the health and safety of our officers and the community we serve to the best of our ability, while continuing to discharge every aspect of our core duties,” Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement to The Hill.
It probably took this news about 14 minutes to make its way around the criminal community in the City of Brotherly Love. The message: it’s now open season for muggings, car theft, break-ins and more.
Similar polices (including releasing jailed non-violent criminals) are being put in place in other cities including San Francisco, Fort Worth, Denver, Los Angeles and more. Look the strategy to be employed by a city near you soon.
Long story short, there will be fewer criminals arrested and more let out of prisons over the next weeks and months. That inevitably means more crime on America’s streets. And that is why people have been lining up outside gun stores and cleaning out retailers’ inventories for almost a week now.
This worries me, because it’s not like they can shoot the virus, so what or who are they intending to shoot… https://t.co/0sMyOxKyV4
— TONI TONE (@t0nit0ne) March 18, 2020
So the next time a brainless twit wonders aloud if all of these people who are buying firearms plan to shoot the Wuhan flu virus, ask them how they plan to defend their family with far more criminals out on the streets.