Get Ready for the Ultimate Blame Game

The Rising Tide of The Alt-Left and the Real Threat of Antifa
The Rising Tide of The Alt-Left and the Real Threat of Antifa

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Prepare yourself for the inevitable. By the end of the year — if current trends continue and there is a spike in the murder rates — anti-gun liberals will be blaming the Second Amendment for the increase in violence.

After all, they are already telegraphing their punches. Consider a couple of examples:

  • In talking about the violence around the nation, Fox News’ Juan Williams claimed: “It’s all really being accelerated by easy access to guns. We are looking at gun violence.”
  • Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke believes the spike in crime was being driven by several factors, including the “easy access to guns.”

It’s the same ole tired mantra: “Easy access to guns is the problem. We are less safe because of the Second Amendment.”

So get ready. The “woke” anti-gunners are going to blame your gun rights for the problems that they’ve created.

But it’s the ultimate blame game. Why? Because anti-gun liberals want you to completely disregard everything else that’s happened this year:

  • They want you to ignore the fact that criminals who were thrown back onto the street, because of COVID-19, have later committed murder now that they were free.
  • They want you to forget that police around the country were told to stand down and give the rioters “their space” during the violent protests.
  • They want you to overlook how in response to ill-treatment of police, they have stayed home in silent protest with the “Blue flu.”
  • They want you to disregard the budget cuts and the “defund the police” propaganda that has demonized our men and women and blue — to the point that many of them are incredibly demoralized and are now retiring early.

If you discourage officers from enforcing the law, you’ll get more crime. It’s that simple. The wisest man to walk the planet, the famed King Solomon, predicted this two millennia ago: “When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.”

This is not rocket science. When criminals don’t fear punishment, they will be emboldened to commit more crimes. This has already been a problem in Democrat-run cities like St. Louis, Chicago and Baltimore, to name a few. These cities are atrocious when it comes to solving murders and putting killers behind bars.

Fifty years ago, the national clearance rate was over 90 percent. But in the Democratic cities mentioned above, the rate for solving murders has dropped to below 50 percent — and this was before the recent riots. Add to the fact that each of these cities also discourages gun ownership or self-defense, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Rather than fixing this problem, these bastions of the counter-culture agenda want to blame our access to firearms. This is a farce. There is no such thing as “easy access” to firearms when it comes to purchasing firearms. This is a lie that has been perpetuated by Hollywood and the national media.

Consider that while gun sales are at record highs right now — millions of purchases every month — gun store employees around the country estimate that 40 percent are new gun buyers. And many of these new buyers are outraged by the gun restrictions which they formerly supported.

Some have commented that they were told their whole lives (falsely) that it was easier to buy a firearm than to get an abortion. And several wondered why they have to fill out so many federal forms when it seemed so easy to purchase a gun on TV. How ironic that anti-gun liberals have become victims of their own propaganda.

Thankfully, many anti-gunners have “seen the light” and are grateful that pro-gun organizations have been fighting for their Second Amendment-protected rights for all these years. They are even indicating it will change how they vote. But others will choose to stay in the Dark Ages and will look for a scapegoat to impugn.

One of the more laughable examples can be found in Seattle, where a councilmen blamed Capitalism for the shootings in the district formerly known as CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone). You got it? We should blame freedom for the violence there. Not the fact that the police were booted from CHAZ. Not the fact that police were prevented from responding to reports of rape and violence. None of that matters. According to this member of the anti-gun “intelligentsia,” freedom was the culprit.

There is a simple solution to this madness, although it will require Americans to stop electing politicians who are pro-criminal and anti-gun — a lesson that may already be sinking in. When Staunton, Virginia, held elections for city council in May, voters defeated every Democrat officeholder who was running for reelection. This was stunning, given that the city of Staunton had twice voted for Obama … voted for Hillary … and for the current Democrat governor.
 
But Virginia has been a hotbed for gun control this year, and voters are rebelling. This was not lost on the media which reported that “gun control legislation” was a key issue in the transformational election. The election results shocked the political intelligentsia — one of whom noted that what happened in Staunton was “stunning almost beyond words.”

Time will tell what will actually happen across the country. But if a conservative is a “liberal who got mugged,” there may be a lot more pro-gun conservatives turning out on Election Day this November.


About Erich PrattGOA’s Senior Vice President Erich Pratt

Erich Pratt is the Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America, a gun rights organization representing more than two million gun owners.

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UncAl
UncAl
20 days ago

Bring It On! Better to be in the “fight of my life”, than “fighting for my life”!!! End of Discussion.

james
james
21 days ago

Juan Williams is a smart man but how can he be so blind? Not gun violence but people violence. Tough gun laws do not stop criminals.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
21 days ago
Reply to  james

It’s not GUN VIOLENCE….it’s DEFECTIVE CITIZEN VIOLENCE. Untithe problem is identified correctly and referred to as such, the problem will never be resolved. But, then, that’s the Libtard agenda.
A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun.
He only controls the good guys, which is the true agenda.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
21 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

“A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun”

– StLPro2A (2020)

gregs
gregs
21 days ago
Reply to  james

he is a democrat talking head, denies reality and ignores data.

RoyD
RoyD
21 days ago
Reply to  james

Juan Williams is not smart. He is “entitled” because of the hue of his skin.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
21 days ago
Reply to  james

If we can make laws that keep criminals from getting guns, we should first just make laws that keep them from committing murder. Problem solved.

JohnBored
JohnBored
16 days ago
Reply to  james

Juan Williams is blinded by his on prejudice. He has called President Trump a racist on many occasions. It is surprising that his sons are conservative republicans. Maybe Williams is just acting the part of a token liberal on Fox. A few years ago he spoke on the O’Reilly Factor as being concerned and fearful when on a plane with praying Muslims. Those remarks got him fired from NPR. So much for the 1st Amendment. But like a lot of liberal people from a big city in the Northeast, he has a cultural bias against firearms. If he and his… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
16 days ago
Reply to  JohnBored

Yes, Juan is there because he is a token. No more, no less.

Bill
Bill
21 days ago

Picky, but it’s three millennia ago.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
21 days ago
Reply to  Bill

What was 3,000 years ago?

hippybiker
hippybiker
21 days ago

Anti Gun Intelligentsia would seem to be an Oxymoron. Or to some of you, Mutually Exclusive Terms! Just Saying!

Chas
Chas
21 days ago

Juan Williams and his ilk should go to the local gun store or gun show and see how “easy to access” it is to get a firearm!!

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
21 days ago
Reply to  Chas

I’ll provide the taxi service to get his worthless ass to the gun store!!

gcm
gcm
21 days ago
Reply to  Chas

I just made a gun purchase on line three days ago, the firearm came from Texas, to my FFL dealer i use here in my state. It came in to the ffl yesterday, and i went today to do the paper work, and of course my foid card came up as pending as it always does, as their are thousands of people waiting, but anyway i asked to see the gun, but they had to have my license, and foid card on the counter, with a copy of both as well, and could not walk away, or take said weapon… Read more »

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
21 days ago
Reply to  gcm

With a concealed carry permit, you might save yourself the trouble.

Some guy
Some guy
21 days ago

Once again I am amazed by you people. You STILL don’t get it, even after watching DNC/antifa terrorists attack America…… The time for talk is OVER. The time for protest is OVER. The time for voting is OVER. If you are not ready to, or at the very least, having realized the situation, getting ready to fight for your LIFE, not rights or property, you are doomed. The war has begun, and right now only one side is fighting.

Get Out
Get Out
22 days ago

These buffoons will go after the law abiding citizens guns like always, nothing new there. Criminal control would be out of the question.

Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago
Reply to  Get Out

with police AWOL, “sick” with the BluFlu, or retired, the citizens are disarmed, criminal control will be non-existent. Anarchy will rule, and we just watched how that works out on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Over the two weeks that mess was allowed to fester, that “political entity” had a murder and crime rate many multiples higher than the worst ever recorded anywhere else. Not eve the PLO in Jerusalem approached that record. These eedjits forget that “the security of a free state” is the responsibility of WE THE PEOPLE. If those wo hire and appoint fail to maintain “the security… Read more »

ConfusedForeignGirl
ConfusedForeignGirl
22 days ago

If defunding the police means less speeding tickets maybe that’s a good thing… though it’ll probably mean more tickets to make up for the loss in revenue. Where I live, it seems they have EVERY single officer in unmarked police cars writing BS tickets. Officer was all “you were going 87 earlier on the highway.” I was actually going 150 but knew you were ahead and slowed to 70, but please keep lying. You never radar”d me. Just biased against motorcycles

Knute
Knute
22 days ago

CFG: That’s what one gets when empires collapse due to their own weight. As they implode, the only possibility they can see is enough theft to survive for one more day. That is why the lies they tell now change daily. Because yesterday’s lies carried them into today.
Each day is a whole new adventure in survival, much like anything else that is dying but on life support. Just one more day, just one more day….. etc. until the end!

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
22 days ago
Reply to  Knute

Indeed, the global empire power structure is certainly collapsing exactly as planned thus giving birth to an entirely new paradigm unlike anything in recorded history.

Your analysis is very accurate.

Knute
Knute
21 days ago

The only thing left is to see which side wins. Do all freedoms disappear, and we all become the property of ‘multinational’ (I’d call them SUPRA-national, it’s much more accurate) corporations? Or will the sheep find a spine at the last minute? Only their hairdressers know for sure. 🙂 Remember “Madge” from the old dishsoap commercial? It must have been misdone, because I remember the commercial, and NOT the brand. Marketers wouldn’t miss that possibility today. The music would have the brand name embedded in it in some unforgettable manner. It wouldn’t just be “Purell, you’re soaking in it…” today.… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago
Reply to  Knute

The pan, initiatiated over ahundred years ago, to coopt our educationsystem, making it universal and mandatory, and taking control of what our children are taught away from THE FATHERS, which is where God laces it, and into hands of those who were determined to destroy the family and culture as it existed then. Dewey and his pals put together their plan, and today that “machine” to coopt and corrupt our young, thus the ensuing generations, has worked nearly perfectly. Thanksfuly they were unable to make government funded “education” truly universal. Those who saw the writing on the wall fought long… Read more »

Knute
Knute
21 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

Tio: Indeed. Over a century ago they put the last nail in the US’s coffin. The Republic was lost on Dec 23, 1913, with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. Once our ‘leaders’, gave all our money to the intl banksters, the road led nowhere else but here, where they own everything, boughten with OUR money (which they took, and used to purchase the world, and gave us pieces of paper instead of value). But the plan is actually much older than that. The ‘Civil’ War was also a part of it, 40 years earlier. As was the US… Read more »

hoss
hoss
22 days ago

So, let me see if I’ve got this right, your pissed because you got caught breaking the speed limit. Speed limits are in place for the most part to allow ample time to stop so as not to hit someone. It’s a safety thing. I was a truck driver for many years, and some of the stuff I’ve seen would curl your hair.
Oh, by the way, it is my contention that 99% of all women should not be allowed to drive, and the other 1% should have a restricted license.

ConfusedForeignGirl
ConfusedForeignGirl
22 days ago
Reply to  hoss

@Hoss thanks for admitting you’re a sexist little shit. I was in the mountains at 2 am. No one around, not even you snowflake truckers whining about women

RoyD
RoyD
22 days ago

Sounds like someone needs a spanking.

AggregatVier
AggregatVier
22 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

You can spank trolls for made up stories?

Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago
Reply to  hoss

It’s a safety thing. well, I’ve driven big rigs over the road too. West coast. Had my own tractor, drybox, flat. Hauled pigs, cans, pool vans, a bit of reefer work too. My tractor was governed at 61.5 miles per hour. In Washington and Oregon I could NOT violate the posted limits on the interstates. Trucks were, and are, posted at 60. NO ONE would pop me for one and a half over. And my trusty old KW simply could not beat that, even downhill. Was that safe? Apparently so. No tickets no ccients. Noe eve in my fourwheel ride.… Read more »

gregs
gregs
21 days ago
Reply to  hoss

wrong hoss. speed limits have nothing to do with running into someone’s assend, that would be following distance (why you should not tailgate). it takes a certain amount of distance to stop each vehicle at a given speed.

Justista
Justista
21 days ago

Don’t want speeding tickets, don’t speed.
If you want to race get off the highways where you can only kill yourself.
Your “Boo Hoo, I broke the law and was fined” gathers no sympathy from much of America.
What’s the difference between you and the lawbreaking demonstrators?

Random71
Random71
21 days ago
Reply to  Justista

The difference between someone speeding vs a rioter is a very simple concept; Malum prohibitum vs Malum in se.
Speeding, smoking pot, hooking and magazines restrictions are Malum Prohibitum, wrong because its prohibited, or because we (rulers) said so.
Malum in Se, inherently wrong by nature; so items like rapine, plunder, murder, wanton destruction, items that tend to violate natural rights.

One type of law is a means of control by a government and the other is common sense.

Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago
Reply to  Justista

me driving my car at 75 mph IF I do so safely and don’t hit anyone or cause them topanic and go in, harms NO ONE but the warped sensibilities of those looking to mulct the citizens for the coin to put in their pension boxes. The lawbreaking RIOTERS and LOOTERS and ARSONISTS (the “demonstrators” are not breaking any laws, nor causing any haram, thus are NdOT lawbreakers) do in fact cause measurable harm to the persons of the indivieduals they beat, shoot, rape, burn, and to the property of others who have done no harm. You cannot compare the… Read more »

hippybiker
hippybiker
21 days ago

The answer is in this short story. Years ago I was pulled over in Aurora, IL at night for loud pipes on my Hog. I was pulled over by a bar known for drug dealing and Prostitution. A bunch of low life’s made a noisy exit. I asked the officer why he was messing with me and not the oblivious bad people.His reply. “They don’t have any money but I know you do.” There in lies the problem wit( law enforcement. It’s all monetary!

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
21 days ago

Look up civil forfeiture. They don’t need speeding tickets.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
22 days ago

Yeah, it was probably the guns.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
21 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Remember, the Democraps are now demanding “smart” guns… imagine how much more effective smart guns will be at “forcing” gun owners to commit crime than the current inanimate chunks of steel and plastic that Democraps claim are already brain-washing gun owners. It will be “blood in the streets,” I tell you!!!

[For you IQ-challenged Democrap clowns, that was indeed sarcasm.]

Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

and well played carcasm at that.

Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Ayepp. Goldurn mannafacktchyerers can’t figger out how to make them stop picking themselves up off’n the table pointing themselfs at people and firing off a roud or two and killing some of them. Blame the louts what made them. Its all their fault.
Like Oprah’s big spoon….. the one that makes her fat. Maybe its her fork makes her so stupid? That makes her a saint, being blameless and all, right?

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
21 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

At least they are consistent(ish). Just like they regulate the guns that kill people, they regulate the size of your soda in NYC.