For people who keep chanting to follow the science on other topics, anti-2A politicians sure go out of their way to completely avoid the science when it comes to guns and when it comes to what actually correlates to reduced levels of crime and violence in an area.
See, anti-2A politicians want people to believe that guns being in the hands of private citizens is what causes more crime and violence, but the statistics are perfectly clear that the higher the gun ownership rate in an area, the safer that area is.
Or I’ve heard it put this way: An armed society is a polite society.
It’s simply true. It’s always been true, and it always will be.
And that’s why a recent push from the mayor of one major city is certain to cause a huge spike in crime, including violent crime, unless the people in that city are able to work around their state’s horrible gun laws so that they can carry concealed to protect themselves and others. Joseph Mackinnon writes,
Los Angeles’ Democrat mayor is taking a cue from other leftist-run cities in the West, seeking to drop standards for new police recruits whilst forcing out officers accused of having extremist ties, albeit of a purportedly rightest variety.
Mayor Karen Bass recently told the Los Angeles Times that she desires big changes at the Los Angeles Police Department, prioritized in this order: “crime reduction, personnel reform, alternative response and community policing.”
Now, Mackinnon also notes that Bass would “would like to see more detectives join up and take advantage of California’s red-flag laws in order to remove guns from Americans […].”
That’s right, taking firearms without due process.
And you probably won’t be surprised about the details of Bass’s “ideological purge” in the ranks. Again, from aMackinnon:
Among those apparently fit for termination are officers with alleged links to “right-wing” domestic extremist groups. There is reportedly no mention of candidates or existing officers having to be identified, disciplined or terminated if they had left-wing terrorist ties (e.g., to Antifa, Black Panthers, Jane’s Revenge).
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that she wants to eliminate people who actually care about the Constitution (and, especially, the Second Amendment) from the force.
Frankly, these moves will just make crime exponentially worse in Los Angeles.
If you live in L.A. or visit there, you probably should look into doing whatever you can to legally carry a firearm at all times. The life that you save may be your own.