Media Allies Blame Guns to Distance Democrats from Crime-Enabling Policies

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The new batch of talking points is here, and WaPo is happy to take point. (Anti Gun propaganda DNC MSM Media Lies iStock-1146909598)

U.S.A. – -( “Want to fight crime? Take on the gun lobby,” opinion columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. writes for The Washington Post. “Who is really ‘soft on crime?’ The gun lobby and all who coddle it, particularly those who serve in the U.S. Senate and on the Supreme Court.”

Yeah, take a second with that—the gaslighting is strong in this one and he’s been doing it for years.

The problem he declares without substantiation because that’s his M.O., starts with “politicians and jurists who offer abstract and ahistorical readings of the Second Amendment to prevent mayors, police officers and lawmakers from getting guns off our streets.”

The violence monopolists are back to their pre-Heller “collective right” nonsense, where they lie and say no one ever considered the Second Amendment to be about individual rights until the NRA started getting political in the Sixties. Don’t tell us, E.J., tell Tench Coxe.

The “Defund the Police” slogan is “dead as a doornail,” E.J. then insists, trying to amplify President Brand… Biden’s disingenuous attempt at distancing Democrats from the party’s most shrill, loudest, newest, and growing voices before the midterms. Again, don’t tell us, tell Cori Bush and her constituents.

Like it’s a coincidence Dems are also trying to rewrite history and redirect their messaging on COVID-19. They’re so blatant about it, it’s tough to choose who offers a better analogy: Stalin for “disappearing” history or Orwell, for flat-out in-your-face reversing polarity.

You can see what’s going on from a recent CNN headline:

“Biden turns his focus to gun violence as Democrats try to shed ‘defund the police’ label”

Otherwise, more voters may start to become aware of and question things like Soros prosecutors, the utter failure of places with the most stringent “gun laws” to keep violent crime from going anywhere but up, and how elites-funded attacks on citizens owning guns universally rely on lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Instead, we’re “treated “ to blather from Eric Adams, New York City’s new mayor, who wants to set up Iron Curtain-style gun “checkpoints” to plug what the antis call the “Iron Pipeline.” Left unsaid is why people in states where the guns come from don’t seem to have the same difficulties handling freedom that plague urban Democrats, and that it’s not much of a “flow” when the average time-to-crime into New York is over 10 years.

E.J. excels at disregarding anything that veers off-narrative and instead repeats the Biden/disarmament lobby lie about rights not being “absolute” (of course they are up to the point they infringe on the rights of others, hence the reason why the right to keep and bear arms does not extend to threatening or shooting someone without justification, and the right to free speech does not include libel, fraud and the like).  He wants to ban “assault weapons” and “ghost guns. He wants registration-enabling (and assessed “ineffective” without it) “background check” prior restraints on the right and wants the FBI to be able to take its own sweet time getting around to letting transfers proceed, with your safety concerns not being a factor.

“But no, in a Senate where big cities facing the most serious crime problems are wildly underrepresented, the gun lobby rules,” E.J. writes with a straight face, although not being able to see him he could actually be cracking up with that, particularly noting they’re all Democrat/Bloomberg cities.

And the Supreme Court won’t overturn preemption and allow for a patchwork of impossible-to-navigate “No Guns Zones,” E.J. complains, not using those words, but that’s what he means. It’s revealing how prohibitionists always argue for draconian local bans, and then turn around and demand that national infringements apply to everyone, in Everytown.  Evidently, by “home rule,” they mean to rule your home.

Rather than come up with a thoughtful response to why New York City unconstitutionally discriminates on the right to bear arms by requiring licenses only available to the elite chosen few, E.J. resorts to snarky Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule because, in reality, it’s all he’s got.

“[T]he other imperative is to call out the hypocrisy of those who give fiery, divisive speeches about law and order while doing everything in their power to guarantee lawbreakers access to all the weapons they need,” E.J. concludes, knowing full well the NRA (and SAF, it would seem) call for enforcing gun laws, something some of us find self-defeating, short-sighted, and equivalent to American colonists demanding the Crown enforce existing Intolerable Acts.

In any case, what The Washington Post has done here is given out talking points to help spread a desperate, pre-midterms Democrat narrative: It’s not catch-and-release of chronically violent, entitled sociopaths as a means of expediting “cultural transformation” that’s the problem here, it’s your guns!

Expect to see plenty of other DSM outlets, disarmament groups, and politicians lather, rinse and repeat. Being able to refute their lies is important, especially for those who enjoy a “bully pulpit,” but may not be making the most effective use of it.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Monkey Mouse

I have a close friend who is a detective in a major NJ town that investigates drug and gun crime – he has some interesting findings when it comes to guns. 1) they rarely confiscate any new guns – on average it is a gen 2 Glock from the 90’s 2) It is extremely rare to catch anyone trafficing guns, that town has never interrupted such activity 3) almost all the guns used by gangs are traded between sets in different cities every few years to throw any sort of investigations off 4) When it comes to “ghost guns”, they… Read more »

Wild Bill

Interesting report. Can you give him the ammoland site.

Last edited 11 months ago by Wild Bill

Have you asked your detective friend in NJ to share some stories about “gun crimes” in which he and his colleagues arrested people for violating NJ gun control laws (some of the worst in the country)?


I am distressed to learn that I have not yet been successful in outliving E. J. Dionne Jr.


E.J.’s statement make about as much sense as the clown who said ice fishing shacks would lead to prostitution. EJ needs to resign like that idiot did.


Eric Adams, who said he kicked “cracker asses every day” is just another gun banning racist.

Old Reloader

OK—get the women and children out of the room.

If guns and ammunition cause shootings, do penises and viagra cause rape? Just asking.

Wild Bill

A most entertaining use of logic!


Is there a trial study for this experiment?


It is the male ego and ambition that cause rape. This is the reason why they are trying to make young boys feminine.

Wild Bill

I think that psychiatrists say that rage is behind rape, not ego and ambition.


so that is what old reloader means, I thought it was ammo silly me


None of this should surprise anyone in the US. The Progressive New Left has been telling, actually yelling their plans for America for many decades. We have just chosen to write them off as quacks and ‘college kids’ and ignore the real threat of communist insurgency on our campuses and now in our elected governments. The civil war is here, folks. When government no longer trusts its own citizens it is time for the great reset. We are now there.


One must be truly dense and willing to suspend logic and thought to continually fall for the “progressive” collectivist and national-international socialists’ lies regarding guns and everything else. Their disconnect from the real world is huge and appears to know no limits. Hive mentality is self destructive and it threatens all the rest of US as well.

Wild Bill

We have allowed the “Progressive” socialists to teach their poison in the schools for so long that many young persons don’t know any other logic.
Take back school boards.Be involved in your kid’s education don’t send children to public schools. Talk to kids yourself.


Many elderly people are socialists. Many elderly people claim they despise socialism, but they don’t even know what socialism is and they demand the centerpiece of socialism be continued and expanded. It’s true that a certain percentage of people born in the 30s, 40s, and 50s (and later) went into public education and used the school system as a way to further their agenda. However, socialism was unfortunately implemented in the United States over 100 years ago, it took a Great Leap forward about 90 years ago, and another giant step forward over 55 years ago when people way back… Read more »

Wild Bill

Oh, I am sure there are some, but if there are “many” then it should not be difficult to name a few. Or perhaps someone is putting words in peoples mouths without a proper study.


Sure. First, you respond to some questions: 1) Show your “proper study” to support this comment you made: “We have allowed the “Progressive” socialists to teach their poison in the schools for so long that many young persons don’t know any other logic.” 2) What are your thoughts on the current progressive tax structure? Do you believe the top 10% of earners should be subject to a higher income tax rate (e.g., higher rate on the current top bracket, or additional brackets at higher rates than the current highest rate)? 3) What are your thoughts on the introduction of social… Read more »

Wild Bill

“… you respond …” is the commend form in English. I do not take commands from you. You have to ask me politely.


Oh, I am sure you have answers to these questions, it should not be difficult respond.

Is that better?

Wild Bill

Please. My parents taught me that is polite to ask please.


Did they teach you to hold others to standards to which you do not hold yourself?

“Oh, I am sure there are some, but if there are “many” then it should not be difficult to name a few. Or perhaps someone is putting words in peoples mouths without a proper study.” ~ Wild Bill

Wild Bill

What no “please” in you? Oh, well.


There you go again:

  • Double standards; and
  • Reluctance to discuss substantive issues.
Wild Bill

I have noted that when we quibble, fewer people post here. So, for the good of the group, I am not quibbling with you, today.


Uh huh.

I have noticed you avoid discussing substantive issues, you mischaracterize disagreements as “quibbles,” that you demand “credentials” instead of discussing substantive issues, and that you have double standards – you ask a lot of questions and refuse to answer questions.

I have noticed those things.

Wild Bill

You put your credibility in issue, but there is no reason to believe you. Take a logic class and a debate class. Going horse back riding now.


My mother always told and taught me not to argue with someone dumber than you!!!!!!!!!


You can only attack at a personal level and you struggle with both stating your views and discussing views related to the various aspects of totalitarianism:

  • Forced redistribution of wealth;
  • Government intervention in the marketplace;
  • A massive, oppressive government;
  • Secret lists of people who are denied rights;
  • Surveillance;
  • Demands for respect for those in positions of authority because of their position in a hierarchy;
  • More and more laws (of all types) enforced against those the government does not like;
  • Denial of firearm rights; and
  • Control over speech.

Off you go.

Last edited 11 months ago by JSNMGC

I think I finally get it. Spoons cause obesity, pencils are responsible for bad spelling and 2 plus 2 is 5.


U.N. Gun Control and Agenda 21comment image

The next time someone tells you the left and the United Nations don’t want your hunting guns, or they don’t want all guns or there is no Agenda 21 politely shove a copy of this under their nose and tell them to choke on it. If they want our guns or if they want our rights or if they want to allow the United Nations to take over America they better darn well be ready to look down the majority of those 500 million guns they know about and a lot more they don’t realize are still out there. Obama thinks 90% of Americans want gun Control? He must have misheard what was said. 90% of American Gun owners will die with their guns in their hands if you try to take away their 2nd Amendment rights and their weapons. You may kill some of us but you will never get us all. America will prevail and so will our Constitution.


The next time pResident Biden says “no amendment is absolute” I should like a member of the press to ask if that is true of the 13th amendment. That’s the one forbidding slavery and involuntary servitude but don’t remind Joe, just let him answer yes or no.

Last edited 11 months ago by DIYinSTL

Of course the thirteenth is not absolute! It does not apply to the government, which imprisons and conscripts at will, including indefinitely detains without a trial!

Wild Bill

You mean like the draft? It is still on the books.


and those of us stupid enough to go to military schools ,officers can be recalled for service until they are 72 indefinite leave not retirement


The shooting community along with the manufacturers have fallen victim to the word game. Tactical rifle should be Nice rifle Assault rifle should have no place in the shooting world , semi automatic sporter. Target Pistol Hunting Rifle Tactical rifle scope Long range scope great site picture great optics.. Precision rifle shooting now that sounds correct. Fun for the whole family. Please tell me again what the hell are tactical pants as I see pants with more pockets. Same goes for Tactical Boots explain why we use these terms that send the wrong message. The reason why money it’s like… Read more »


Personally I like the word TACTICOOL. I would surely hope people have more sense than to get hooked on wording for life altering choices. But then this is the world we live in. lol


As I’ve noted here in the past (tactical gear bag. etc) if these products weren’t tactical the price would be 75% lower. It’s all a word game that too many fall for.(modern life?)


No president is absolute. Or a king