Gun control essential to neutering of America

GunsAnyone who operates in the political arena is accustomed to politicians who cheat, lie, become power addicts, and take care of themselves and their friends first. Not all of them are that way, but too many of them are.

The current American president has sold snake oil to the masses and told many lies, and up until recently, the mainstream media has ignored them. But finally, the MSM may be catching on. Few lies are greater whoppers than Obama’s characterization of the “gun problem.”

Barack Obama is one of those people who cannot grasp this fact: you can’t understand the importance of a gun until you need one. Since Obama has fully-armed bodyguards all around him in public places, you would think he’d understand it’s undeniable that guns serve as protection and deterrence. So, Mr. Obama, why don’t you kick off your new gun control program by dismissing all your armed bodyguards? If he won’t do it, it’s an admission that he understands guns protect people. This makes him a plain old hypocrite. Guns are OK to protect him, but not other people.

Guns are what Obama talks about to avoid talking about Islamist terrorism. And if he convinces America that guns are the problem and not the criminals wielding them, then Obama can avoid addressing the reality that gun violence is worst in those cities that he won in his last election. Obama’s own voting base is in the territory with the highest kill rates. Fact is, America’s mass-shooting capital is Chicago, Obama’s hometown. Chicago’s annual kill rates exceed the number of murders in entire countries, and yet “federal gun prosecutions in Chicago dropped sharply under Obama,” says Front Page Magazine.

If Obama convinces the country that guns are the problem and not terrorism, he sidesteps what Americans say is the most serious problem facing the nation today.

Obama’s national gun control proposals will not work any better than gun control laws have worked in Chicago or New Orleans — Obama simply does not want to admit that the liberal “solutions” to gun violence in all the big urban cities have failed. Rather, he wants to blame the “gun problem” on homeowners seeking protection, who buy guns at gun shows and sporting goods stores, not blame the unsuccessful policies of Democrat politicians who run the urban areas where gangs proliferate. These politicians are profoundly reluctant to hold the underclasses accountable, because it’s a source of votes in their next election. Rather than addressing root causes, these sorry politicians pander to the masses by playing the “police atrocities” card. But the cops aren’t doing the killing.

Most of the killing is done by bad people from bad neighborhoods, and Obama’s gun control is not going to stop them. These are people who laugh at buying guns legitimately; they get their guns on the black market or they steal them. Stricter background checks will have bupkis effect, but Obama loves more laws on law-abiding people because it fools naïve voters into thinking he’s doing something about the problem.

It is quite obvious that stricter gun laws do not prevent gun violence, as the violence capitals of America also have the strictest laws. America’s horrifying national urban murder rates are not attributable to inanimate steel objects. Most murders are committed by young adult male criminals killing other male criminals, most of whom have long rap sheets and crackpot ideas, such as those promoted by Black Lives Matter, and are distracting elected officials from real solutions. Urban voters need to get rid of mayors who want to ditch “stop and frisk” laws, who refuse to support strong police enforcement and who end “broken windows policing.” Neighborhoods that do not challenge and stamp out little offenses create a climate that incubates violence and serious crimes like murder, rape and home invasions.

We don’t have a gun problem in America. We have a president who pretends we do to hoodwink the public for nefarious purposes. What we have is a failed and broken urban culture in the cities, with people doing things they’re not supposed to do, and liberal politicians who are not up to the task of changing the culture.

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John R. Smith is chairman of BIZPAC, the Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach County, and owner of a financial services company. He is a frequent columnist for BizPac Review.
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