I know, I know – I’m preaching to the choir.
But I have to say it. Liberal policies on jobs, the economy, guns, crime, welfare, and poverty, do nothing but make bad situations worse. Much worse.
We could remember that every single liberal enclave in America is currently suffering from either a financial or criminal calamity (usually both). We could point out that the 10 worst-off states in the Union are all almost all led by Democrats, while the 10 most well-off are all led by the GOP. We could remind everyone that places with liberal gun control policies suffer a disproportionately HIGH rate of gun violence, while places with high levels of gun liberty have very low crime rates.
Or we could just let the journalists who cover the news in Baltimore read the news, and you’d be sufficiently horrified about liberal policies.
As of Friday afternoon, 181 people have been killed on Baltimore’s streets so far this year. That’s higher than the 127 in New York, a city that is almost 14 times larger.
Baltimore’s 181 murders is also higher than the 160 in Philadelphia, which has two and a half times the population.
And Baltimore’s murder rate more than doubles Chicago’s, which has gained international attention for its violence.
Yes. You did read that right. Baltimore has become such a hell hole that the murder rate there now DOUBLES that of the crime-ridden cesspool that has been dubbed Chi-Raq, but we used to call Chicago.
Even worse, the only solutions that the leaders in Baltimore can come up with are the same ones that haven’t been working for years. More Gun Control. Even though Baltimore (and Maryland) have some of the toughest gun laws on the books in the USA, the liberal leaders think more gun control will fix what ails them…
On March 27, 2017, Breitbart News reported that the criminal use of “high capacity” magazines in Baltimore had risen since a ban on the devices was put in place. Maryland banned the sale and manufacture of such magazines in 2013, yet the Trace—a gun control journalism outlet—shows that the criminal use of such magazines jumped in 2013 and continued to climb in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
The Trace quotes Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith, who said, “We’re dealing with absolute criminals who want as much weaponry as possible when they’re going after their targets. They’re not carrying .22s. They’re carrying the big guns that have these high capacities.”
Rather than see this crime and murder wave as the fulfillment of countless warnings that a ban on “high capacity” magazines would mean only criminals have “high capacity” magazines, the leadership is Baltimore is seeking ways to put even more gun control in place.
What’s that funny definition on insanity again? Oh yeah, “The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results…”