Excerpt from Chris Dorsey’s latest column in Forbes
For America’s 150 million gun owners, much of our law enforcement community, and many rational people everywhere, President Biden’s recent call for more gun control measures dangled like the punchline to a bad joke.
Never mind that this comes from the leader of the party who for months watched many American cities burn and did nothing but signal tacit approval, embraced anarchists from Antifa and called to defund the police. The only certain outcome of Biden’s hollow gestures is that they will accelerate the sale of guns just like the anti-gun demagoguery of so many Democrats before him. If there’s one thing Democrats lack when it comes to solutions for crime, it’s a shred of credibility.
Biden’s rhetoric is little more than Democrat talking points that never advance the outcome of a safer society because the fundamental problem with the left’s assertion that more laws are the answer to the problem is that criminals don’t obey them in the first place. Not following laws, after all, is what makes them criminals and, in case that fundamental tenet of the argument was missed, it bears repeating. Rape, homicide, assault and the like are already illegal yet the left is convinced that the first 20,000 gun laws (literally) on the books at the local, state and federal level need to be augmented because just one more law (or a dozen) will make the difference.
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