Editor: It took only minutes for the Democrats to begin hollering about gun control in the wake of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. And, of course, the left-leaning media wasted no time in interviewing those who blame President Trump and the NRA. Oh, and “white supremacists,” whoever they may be?
Sadly, few are blaming Congressional Democrats,who are solely responsible for the immigration debacle that led to the El Paso incident.The Dayton gunman, of Democrat affiliation, wasn’t likely a “white supremacist,” but facts don’t matter, do they?
But wait, how many people were murdered and wounded in that same time span in St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland, Memphis and Newark?I can tell you it was more than in El Paso and Dayton, combined—a hell of a lot more.But those victims don’t receive any foaming at the mouth media attention, do they?Nor do the Democrat 2020 hopefuls make any reference to them.Even the president and the “white supremacists” aren’t blamed for it.Why is that?
Is it because most of the victims are black?Should that matter? Is it because they weren’t all murdered and wounded in the same venue?Should that matter? Is it because single, double and triple inner city homicides don’t count inthe Democrats’ eyes, since the cities with the highest murder rates happen to be cities with Democrat mayors and Democrat city councils?Is it because they don’t want to call attention to the fact that this supposed threat from “white supremacists” is miniscule compared to the murders that go on every day, committed by non-whites?The liberals are hysterical over “white supremacy,”when the statistics (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and other analyses) reveal quite clearly that they are responsible for a tiny fraction of the murders committed. Does anyone really believe that “white supremacists” are doing the shooting in the four cities (St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans and Detroit) with the highest numbers of murders per 100,000 population?Not bloody likely.
So how can the Democrats fix the problem when they can’t even identify it?A recent letter to this paper noted with great satisfaction how Australians solved their gun dilemma;as usual from that particular author, he misses the point entirely.Australia doesn’t have dozens of high murder rate cities self-destructing under the “leadership” of corrupt Democrat mayors, city councils and their completely dysfunctional method of failed governing. The lion’s share of murders in the U.S. are not a “white supremacist” problem, nor a gun ownership problem—they are a peculiarly Democrat problem.
MB Cranshaw, Aldie