The left will use any argument that they can get their grimy hands on in order to push their liberal gun control agenda, and the recent spat of high visibility gun thefts is no exception.
Over the course of the last few months, a number of high profile burglaries have occurred at gun shops across the nation. Given the left’s stranglehold on the media and their predilection for anti-gun headlines, these thefts have made the national news on a great many occasions, often with a subtext regarding the prevalence of guns in society directly relating to the prevalence of evil doers in America.
While we all know this not to be true, the left has an agenda to push, and their misguided message has now reached the upper crust of the liberal media, with Bloomberg even attempting to tie this gun theft spree to a need for tighter gun control laws.
“Bloomberg is using ATF reports on gun store burglaries to call for more gun control for licensed firearm dealers.
“Such controls have been pushed in California, where they would serve to drive neighborhood, mom & pop gun stores out of business. In a word, the expensive security measures would allow only those with the deepest pockets, and/or the largest conglomeration backing, to survive.
“Bloomberg quotes ATF numbers to show that gun store burglaries across the U.S. went from 3,355 in 2013 to 7,841 in 2017. They point out that gun-friendly Texas had the largest number of guns burglarized at 769, after which the highest number for any other state was 456.
“Equally gun-friendly Georgia came in at 427 guns burglarized last year, but that number was down considerably from 1,069 gun burglarized in Georgia in 2016. This shows a lot of fluctuation and may indicate that the overall number of burglaries have an ebb and flow which escapes the untrained eye.”
While it would be a welcome change to have a civil discussion with liberals on the subject of gun control, their incessant attacks on the Second Amendment have throttled any chance of that.
Now, with our backs in the corner once again, we must band together to keep our rights safe from the would-be tyrants of the left while simultaneously solving the problems of rampant gun theft on our own.