Like so many other blue cities across the United States, New York City is suffering from a murder wave.
It’s not safe to walk around many areas of the city in any of the boroughs; people are now taking off jewelry and watches when they go outdoors so they don’t fall victim to a snatch and grab.
Unfortunately, robbery is just the tip of the iceberg in New York. The city is suffering from an epidemic of gun violence and violent rapes, assaults, and homicides.
New Mayor Eric Adams is doing his best to put a stop to that. Despite being a Democrat, he’s tried to move crime-fighting more to the center. Still, he’s being patient and has put into action a special police unit that’s gone into the worst areas of the city to seize guns from criminals and take action.
The good news is they’ve had some serious success; the bad news is they’ve uncovered a disturbing fact about gun violence that Adams is now openly speaking about…
Adams Spills the Beans About Gun Violence…
As New York’s elite cops have busted down doors and arrested the worst of the worst, a disturbing pattern has emerged. It’s something conservatives have been warning about for decades, but now the truth of it is also staring liberals in the face.
As Adams says, the more his police officers have been seizing weapons and dealing with gun crime, they’ve come across the inescapable fact that the vast majority of those carrying illegal weapons have serious criminal records.
In other words, the problem of gun crime is closely tied to the problem of crime! That’s quite something for the left to wrap their heads around, apparently, even though it’s extremely simple.
The problem of gun violence is a problem of crime. The guns are an instrument by which these repeat offender pieces of trash carry out their crimes. Their lengthy criminal records are why many of them are forced to buy their guns underground.
* Adams makes the case for a centrist approach to national crime wave POLITICO
* New York Mayor Eric Adams calls for more federal help to fight gun crime Face the Nation
* Transcript: New York Mayor Eric Adams on "Face the Nation," April 3, 2022 CBS… https://t.co/Hjrt8cpJZ3
— Brainerd Minnesota (@BrainerdMinnes) April 3, 2022
Adams’ Neighborhood Safety Teams of elite law enforcement units got into action midway through last month.
They tracked down illegal guns and started busting people. What they found, specifically, is that 70% of those they busted who had illegal weapons also had previous criminal records.
The significance of this is obvious: restricting the gun rights of law-abiding Americans does almost nothing to crack down on gun violence. Cracking down on gun violence should be all about cracking down on crime.
As the right has been saying for years, pushing together crime and gun ownership is not only false; it’s dangerous.
Fewer law-abiding gun owners in society makes more criminal gun owners in society have free reign to terrorize citizens.
@NYCMayor you want to fix these senseless gun crimes? Then allow lawful people to carry them. Never has any gun law in this country been honored by criminals. This is the solution. Allow concealed carry in the 5 bureaus and you will see a marked decrease in gun crime. https://t.co/L89QdF7jps
— Scott Baker🇺🇸🚑 (@BCLegislatBaker) April 1, 2022
The Bottom Line
Let’s hope this reality check finally wakes the left up. You can’t stay safe in a society where criminals are allowed to run free.