There is no denying that violent crime rates have increased to historic highs across the nation. The body count in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and St. Louis continue to rise - with 2020 matching or exceeding historic 1970s records.
As a nation, murder is up over 25%. In fact, according to the Washington Post, 2020 was the deadliest year for gun violence, but 2021 is worse. Through the first five months of 2021, gunfire killed more than 8,100 people in the United States, about 54 lives lost per day, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. That's 14 more deaths per day than the average toll during the same period of the previous six years - 4 of those years under President Trump.
Over the last several months, The Biden Administration has used this statistical data, with far-left radicals within the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland and Biden's pick to lead the ATF, David Chipman, who is marred in Senate debate, with both seeing the disarming of law-abiding Americans as their #1 objective.
Chipman and Garland share a brain when it comes to American gun ownership. For Garland, he looks to use his far-reaching power to survey gun-owning Americans; for Chipman, if the Senate approves his nomination, would use his authority within the ATF to bring the gun industry to its knees.
Some of the moderate Democratic senators who are gun owners and needed to confirm President Biden's pick to run the ATF are still undecided of his true intentions. Republican Senator Susan Collins, who has shown a willingness to support many of Biden's nominations, indicated several weeks ago her intent to vote against Chipman. In a quote, she cited that he is "an outspoken critic of the firearms industry and has made statements that demean law-abiding gun owners."
Over the last year, the United States, led by liberal enforcers of the law, have used the coronavirus and make-believe racial tensions as the cause for extreme constitutional violations. We have seen members of the Democratic Party and their minions across all spectrums restrict free speech, the practice of worship, and access to education, all in the name of inclusivity and safety.
According to the National Rifle Association's Institute of Legislative Action, the disorder of the storm's aftermath – and the inability of local law enforcement to contain it – brought into stark realization the importance of the right to keep and bear arms to provide for the defense of oneself, loved ones, and community. Stories of looting and violence abounded. A police chief described post-Katrina New Orleans by stating, "it was like Mogadishu."
New Orleans citizens behaved like pirates and savages, burning, destroying, and looting businesses and homes, ravaging the city as most of it sat underwater.
Despite their inability to cope with the resulting mayhem, several days after the storm passed, New Orleans officials ordered the confiscation of lawfully-owned firearms from city residents. In a September 8, 2005 article, the New York Times described the scene, stating, "Local police officers began confiscating weapons from civilians in preparation for a forced evacuation of the last holdouts still living here… Police officers and federal law enforcement agents scoured the city carrying assault rifles.
As reported by the Washington Post, New Orleans Superintendent P. Edwin Compass made clear, "No one will be able to be armed," and, "Guns will be taken, only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns." On September 23, Judge Jay Zainey granted a temporary restraining order barring New Orleans and the surrounding communities from further confiscations and required that the seized guns be returned. Some of the returns took months to complete.
And there you have it, a pure illustration of liberal thinking during a crisis - and this occurred with a Republican in the White House. In August 2005, the liberal media was too busy chastising President Bush and FEMA's response to the devastation left by Katrina to cover the illegal confiscation of guns by Democratic Mayor, turned convicted felon, Mayor Ray Nagin.
When is American going to learn? Sixteen years ago, liberal enforcers and lawmakers violated the constitutional rights of Americans all in the name of safety and security - just like they did in 2020 and 2021. Due to the coronavirus, Democrat mayors and governors across the nation trampled on the God-given rights of legal and law-abiding citizens, using fear and intimidation of imprisonment to deter those who defy their unjust actions and orders.
In 2005, you heard the remarks made by New Orleans officials; only law enforcement will have guns - but you see, that's what Biden and members of his administration have up their sleeve. No, it isn't law enforcement of conservative locales they want to be armed, rather vigorous, militarized federal law enforcement agencies that will, under duress and force, demand the following of radical, liberal policies.
In the last 18-months, liberals had attacked and demanded surrender when they attacked our rights to assemble and worship freely. Now, they will use the actions of those who follow them, the anarchist, the criminals, and the thugs, to beef up crime to pad their need for liberal policy initiatives which will look to disarm Americans and forever demand obedience from those who reject liberal socialism.
Philosopher George Santayana is coined by saying, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." For nearly a generation, our country has been invaded by leeches of liberalism, sucking the life and liberty of Americans. And now, under the direct guidance of Biden and those within his administration, they will stop at nothing until you and your family are defenseless and powerless to protest their political and societal power.
The Second Amendment was founded to protect citizens from their government, not the other way around.
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