By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “2 teens charged in slaying of congressman's grandson over shoes,” CBS News Crimesider reports. Unsurprisingly, it happened in Chicago. And just as unsurprisingly, the congressman, Rep. Danny Davis, put the blame on guns.
“Davis said it’s unfortunate the teens ‘would have access to a gun that could lead to that kind of mayhem’ and that he will ‘continue to work with those who are trying to get guns out of circulation,’” CBS dutifully repeats.
Think about what that means. And Davis has the track record to show that’s his goal.
He supports seeing lawful manufacturers and dealers sued out of existence for the choices and actions of the types of cold-blooded, system-nurtured and enabled sociopaths who would end a human life over shoes. He supports a “right delayed is a right denied” prior restraint on lawful gun purchases. He supports ending private sales, enabling registration (and ultimately, confiscation). He co-sponsored a magazine ban. He co-sponsored the repeal of “stand your ground” laws for self-defense.
None of these, of course, nor any other “gun laws,” would have had any effect on the killing of Davis' grandson, or over the other of Chicago’s 700 (and counting) murders this year – a rate not seen since 1998. All they would have done is infringe on the right of the peaceable people to keep and bear arms. Considering the number of times he's sworn to support the Constitution, as an alderman and each time he's been elected to represent Illinois’ 7th District, beginning in 1997, that makes Davis a serial oath-breaker going back decades.
Still, that this would be Davis’ response is hardly surprising. Nor are his affiliations:
Davis is a member of the Democratic Party. Davis is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Progressive Caucus, and Democratic Socialists of America.
That is, he’s a member of an exclusive, segregated political group of connected elites that bases inclusion and membership on race. He’s a member of a collectivist cabal with “close ties” to a group that – well, here – let them tell you what they believe through a couple of their songs of solidarity:
There are all kinds of solutions to the type of violence that “progressive” policies and rule in places like Chicago make inevitable, but based on electoral results, those most affected by the carnage don’t want to hear them. As long as there are voters dependent or deluded enough to give collectivist charlatans like Danny Davis political power over their lives, the killings will continue. As will attacks on freedom, as safety and prosperity for his constituents remain elusive dreams…
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.