Never let a serious crisis go to waste. It’s the mantra of the progressive left, and they unashamedly use it to impose their agenda on America — especially regarding the Second Amendment. Sadly, progressives use every single mass shooting as another opportunity to infringe on our right to bear arms, despite irrefutable evidence that gun laws would do nothing to prevent such crimes.
Ignoring the facts and deliberately lying to the American public has become standard operating procedure. When Barack Obama says that “states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths,” he knows full well the semantics game he’s playing. Cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C., have the toughest gun laws in the nation, along with the highest gun murder rates. The state of Illinois has a gun murder rate of 2.8 per 100,000 people, but Chicago is right at 16 per 100,000 — five times the rate of Illinois. The states of Maryland and Virginia compare similarly with regard to Washington, D.C.
Even though progressives have failed to overturn the Second Amendment, they have made inroads by establishing things like gun-free zones — the locations where most mass shootings now take place. Why? Because they’re easy targets for those wishing to perpetrate evil and violence.
While progressives continue their illogical and emotional attacks on controlling gun violence by violating the rights of law-abiding citizens, the real issues go unaddressed. And the problem will never be solved until they stop blaming the guns and start concentrating on the people pulling the triggers.