On “Evening Edit” on the Fox News Business Network on Thursday, Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) responded to President Joe Biden’s calls for more gun control laws by pointing out that the real problems with crime are lenient prosecutors and problems created by the border crisis and all as a result of Democrat policies.
He is exactly right. And this problem goes back decades. Bill Clinton called on Congress to produce gun control laws that would have violated the Second Amendment, and it was then pointed out that in federal law there was already a tool that tacks on a five-year prison sentence for anyone who commits a felony with a gun but the Clinton DOJ only used that a few times out of thousands of cases.
In every large city that is run by Democrats, we can see the same thing. Chicago, Philadelphia, Camden, Newark, Baltimore, Ferguson, Cleveland, Compton, St. Louis, etc., they all have the same exact problems: high unemployment, high drug and alcohol abuse, high government dependency, high property crime rates, large high school drop-out rates, high gun violence, and it’s all because of progressive Democrats who have run these cities for decades, some a hundred years.
Then, to solve the gun violence their policies contributed to, liberal Democrats always say we need to get rid of the guns, inanimate objects that never decided to shoot anyone. It is ludicrous to allow Democrats to continue to make this argument. If a man keeps robbing banks, would we argue about getting rid of banks? If a man has over 5 DUIs, would we argue to get rid of all cars? This argument that guns are the problem is a red herring that Democrats have used to focus blame for gun violence on the guns instead of the criminals and especially instead of their lack of leadership on prosecuting criminals to get them off our streets.
Johnson said, “The president said we need gun reform. We don’t need that. We need reform of radical district attorneys. That’s the problem, as you said, it’s these progressive DAs with these crazy policies where they won’t prosecute crime. They’re reducing felonies to misdemeanors. They’re weakening their bail policies. And it leads to more crime. This is not rocket science. An 8th-grade civics student can figure this out. There are also the open border policies. That’s a big root cause of all these problems. Because dangerous people are coming across the border, being shipped around the country on planes and buses to a neighborhood near you. And we know fentanyl is flooding over the border, and that’s leading to all sorts of street crimes and gangs and everything else. So, it’s the president’s, and his party’s policies, and their dangerous rhetoric, of course, about defunding the police that has led to all of this, the root causes, and that’s what needs to be addressed and reversed.”
Democrats seem to create most of our problems, and then they act as if they have all the answers on how to solve them, but nine times out of ten, their solutions harm innocent Americans while doing nothing to stop the problems. There is a simple solution to all of this.
Midterms are coming.