Gun Violence is Not a Republican Problem, It’s a Democratic Problem


Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won’t have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls.

You won’t find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica.

67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average.

Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. Those are the places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. And many of them have been run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken.

Obama won every major city in the election, except for Jacksonville and Salt Lake City. And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory.

He won New Orleans by 80 to 17 where the murder rate is ten times higher than the national average. He won Detroit, where the murder rate of 53 per 100,000 people is the second highest in the country and twice as high as any country in the world, including the Congo and South Africa. He won it 73 to 26. And then he celebrated his victory in Chicago where the murder rate is three times the statewide average.

These places aren’t America. They’re Obamerica.

In 2006, the 54% of the population living in those 50 metro areas was responsible for 67% of armed killings nationwide. Those are disproportionate numbers especially when you consider that for the people living in most of those cities walking into a store and legally buying a gun is all but impossible.

Mayors of Obamerican cities blame guns because it’s easier than blaming people and now the President of Obamerica has turned to the same shameless tactic. The NRA counters that people kill people, but that’s exactly why Obamerican leaders would rather talk about the guns.

Chicago, the capital of Obamerica, is a city run by gangs and politicians. It has 68,000 gang members, four times the number of police officers. Chicago politicians solicit the support of gang members in their campaigns, accepting laundered contributions from them, hiring their members and tipping them off about upcoming police raids. And their biggest favor to the gang bosses is doing nothing about the epidemic of gang violence.

80% of Chicago’s murders are gang-related. But in 1999 when a bill came up in the Illinois State Senate to charge anyone carrying out a firearm attack on school property as an adult, a law that would have largely affected gang members, the future leader of Obamerica voted present. Had he not voted present, it is doubtful that he would have been reelected in an area where gang leaders wield a great deal of influence.

The majority of murders in the cities with the worst homicide rates are gang-related. And while it isn’t always possible to be certain whether a killing was gang-related, the majority of homicide victims in city after city have been found to have criminal records.

In 2010, there were 11,078 firearm homicides in the United States and over 2,000 known gang-related killings, over 90% of which are carried out with firearms. Since 1981, Los Angeles alone has had 16,000 gang related homicides. That’s more than twice the number of Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is what Obamerica looks like. It’s a place where life is cheap and illegal guns are as available as illegal drugs. It’s the war that we aren’t talking about, because it’s easier to talk about the inanimate objects being used to fight that war.

There are, as John Edwards said, two Americas. America is a country that runs pretty well. And then there’s Obamerica. Not all of Obamerica is broken, but a lot of it is. America does not have a gun violence problem. Obamerica does. And Obamerica has a gun violence problem for the same reason that it has a drug problem and a broken family problem.

Democratic leaders and machines, combined with social workers and justice crusaders have run Obamerica into the ground. Obamerican cities used to be the homes of industry and progress. Now they’re places where young Black and Hispanic men kill each other in growing numbers.

America does not need gun control. It is a mostly law-abiding place. And gun control cannot help Obamerica. Not when its murder rate is driven by gangs who have no trouble obtaining anything; whether it’s legal in the United States or not.

This country does not need to have a conversation about how many bullets should go in a clip. It does need to have a conversation about how many parents should go in a family. It needs to talk about the ghettos of Obamerica and have a serious conversation about broken families and generational dependency.

Obama has become a role model to millions of people in the black community. If anyone can address these problems, it’s him. But instead of trying to solve the problems of Obamerica, instead of doing something about the high levels of unemployment, the broken families and the glamorization of drug dealing and violent crime, he wimped out and picked a fight with rural America.

AIDS prevention was sabotaged by the claim that the disease was a general problem spreading through the population. It wasn’t. Neither is gun violence.

Adam Lanza is as much of a poster boy for gun violence, as Ryan White was for AIDS. A better poster boy for gun violence might be Jay-Z, who boasts of having been a drug dealer and claims to have shot his brother at the age of 12. The drug dealer to millionaire rapper is the Horatio Alger story of Obamerica. And Jay-Z can be seen partying with Obama.

If Obama really wants to get serious about gun violence, then all he has to do is turn to the man standing next to him. But Obama, like every Chicago politician before him, don’t want to end the violence. The death toll is profitable, not just for rappers writing bad poetry about dealing drugs and shooting rivals, but for the politicians atop that heap who score money and gain power by using the problems of Obamerica as some sort of call to conscience for the rest of the country.

That’s what Obama is doing now. Hiding behind Newtown and adorable little kids is the grim specter of Obamerica’s death toll. It’s buried inside the gruesome figures of how many Americans are shot each year issued as an indictment against the entire country in general and gun owners in particular. But those numbers are not an indictment of America. They are an indictment of Democratic mayors and liberal social policy. They are an indictment of Obama.

We need to set aside the same old tired social justice rhetoric and have a serious conversation about what is wrong with New Orleans, Detroit and Chicago. And we need to do it before it’s too late.

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  • truebearing

    This entire gun control charade is designed at taking the guns out of the hands of anyone who is a potential political enemy of the Left, and particiularly Obama. There won't be any concerted effort to take guns from Obama supporters. The black and hispanic gangs will continue to be as well armed as ever. This is all about Obama disarming his future victims.

    It seems likely that Obama plans to use minority gangs as his brownshirts, thereby avoiding responsibility for the things they are sent to do to intimidate or destroy the "enemies of the people". The neo-Communists have learned that state initiated democide can come back to haunt them.

    Like denying health care to their "enemies," using paramilitary thugs to do the dirty work is just another facet of their situational eugenics. They can blame everything on civil strife.

    • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

      NOBODY IS TAKING ANY GUNS FROM ANYONE!!! Please STOP lying…

      You don't deserve to live in a democracy, you have no sense of respect towards the will of the voters. Nothing you people said would happen has happened…I would think you would be sick and tired of being WRONG about everything!!!

      • RonL

        We live in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy.
        Even if 95% of the public wanted to strip us of our natural rights, our rights would remain.

      • Mary Sue

        Democracy is two men and one woman, and the two men voting to rape the woman.

      • truebearing

        Wrong, SpreadingLies. Everything I predicted Obama would do has happened, or is in the process of happening.

        Didn't you really mean I don't deserve to live? The Left has traditionally solved its social problems by killing the citizens who dissent and you appear to be no different. You just didn't have the guts to say it. Do you suppose the American Left, under Obama, can beat the democide totals of Mao or Stalin? Time will tell, but he's following their template….got to get those guns.

      • Gislef

        Certainly Obama didn't vote to take guns away from gang members who use them in increasing numbers to murder people. As you might have noted it said in the article.

      • carrie

        NY State Democratics in the Assembly tried to keep a list of their gun control proposals secret, once they had decided on the bill passed in NY this past week.

        The bill includes :
        1. Confiscation of “assault weapons”
        2. Confiscation of ten round clips
        3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
        4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be replaced to the public
        5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons”
        6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
        7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
        8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
        9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
        10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
        11. State issued pistol permits
        12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
        13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
        14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
        15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons

      • gray man

        you really are a moron.

      • naminit

        we do NOT live in a Democracy. We live in a Republic, for which it stands one Nation, Under GOD…
        Keep drinking the kool-aid

    • Dee smith
    • polnick

      Robberies by Afro/Amer and Half-Breed muggers will not be ended by long prison terms; jails just reinforce the bad habits of urban criminals. It is maddening to hear the chirping of caged beasts behind prison bars, the unintelligible sounds of primitive nervous systems have to be altered before rehabilitation is possible. A temporary deportation of these urban savages to jungle mud huts will help solve the problem, but they must not be in contact with one another. After four years without Hip Hop or Breakdancing, hearing only the rhythms of village drums the rehabilitated criminal should be returned. They will have learned to speak Bantu while loving only sub-Saharan dancing; the former mugger’s memory of Jive Talk will also be forgotten.

    • Ditto

      Yes because the president is going to start a civil war where people need their guns.

  • truebearing

    Why the Republican leadership hasn't made the same case regarding the number of gun crimes by Democratic voters vs Republican voters is beyond me. Democrats are far more violent…and more poorly educated, on average, yet somehow their lies continue to persuade the terminally numb of skull that they are the peace loving geniuses of the nation.

    • John C. Davidson

      Both parties are under the thumb of drug companies and the large litigation law firms so there is no way they'll address the mental health problems in this country. Our reps tell us what we want to hear then blame the opposition for not being able to get things done, but they still take the bribes.

    • blue

      Umm. regarding truebearing's comments about "voters"… I suspect that those violent people.."gangstas."…using guns don't belong to either party and don't vote. The comparison just doesn't stand up.

      • kafir4life

        Untrue blue. Read about how Stinky's (bo) former lover Rahm and his fellow Chicago thugs use gangs to get their guys elected. And the bulk of people in prison are registered with the democrat party.

        • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

          You're a sick puppy…

          • Mary Sue

            Truth hurts…

      • truebearing

        I see that you have nothing more than denial masquerading as suspicion. The fact is that blacks and hispanics vote monolithically for Obama and they commit the vast majority of gun related crimes. Any idiot…even you..can see the truth in what Greenfield wrote. You just aren't honest enough to admit it.

      • truebearing

        I see that you have nothing more than denial masquerading as suspicion. The fact is that blacks and hispanics vote monolithically for Obama and they commit the vast majority of gun related crimes. Any idiot…even you..can see the truth in what Greenfield wrote. You just aren't honest enough to admit it.

    • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

      What in the HELL is wrong with you? Criminals come from EVERY walk of life and for you to insist that Democrats are more violent is simply insane…I suggest you seek help as paranoia has overtaken any sense of rationality that you may have once had!!!

      • Mary Sue

        Dude it's at least as statistically sound as the poll that says that most prisoners self-identify as "Christian" :p

      • truebearing

        Look up the FBI crime statistics, birdbrain. It's all there in black and white. Blacks are the most violent, commit the most rapes, murders, gun crimes, etc etc. Even someone of your diminutive intellect should be able to read simple statistics.

        Since it is irrefutable that blacks commit the most violent crime, including gun related crime, and since 95% of blacks vote Democratic, it necessarily follows that Democrats are more violent. This fact is further supported by the high number of latinos who vote democratic and who make up the second most violent ethnic group. And for further ironclad proof, i must point out that union leadership is exclusively Democrat, and we all know about their history of violence.

        Try debating inanimate objects. You have a 50/50 chance of actually winning.

        • GodsMichael

          let's see how many of the eight wars were started by African Americas? umm oh yeah none!
          How many African American's came to this land and nearly killed of all the inhabitants and stole their
          land a list of the total death of all wars <a href="http://(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war)” target=”_blank”>(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war) none of these wars started by African Americans. Whites seem to be so blood thirsty, eventually God will give you blood to drink
          War Deaths
          American Civil War1861–1865–625,000
          World War I 1917–1918—–116,516
          World War II 1941–1945—-405,399
          War of 1812 1812–1815—–20,000
          Revolutionary War1775–1783- 25,000
          Korean War 1950–1953 —- 36,516
          Vietnam War 1955–1975 – 58,209 (Wikipidia)
          It seems that Black people are amateurs when it comes to violence and let's not forget the to bombs the USA Dropped on Japan.
          Hiroshima (150,000) and Nagasaki (75,000) who dropped that bomb? Not African Americans
          (UCLA http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/cab/200708230009.html)

          • GodsMichael

            Also
            Iraq: A total of 4,486 U.S. soldiers
            and Afghanistan: Exchange of fire kills two Americans and three Afghan soldiers, marking 2,000th US death in the conflict (ther Gardian -http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/30/us-death-toll-afghanistan-2000

          • truebearing

            We were talking about contemporary domestic crime, or did you get lost? We were discussing the idiotic assertion that Republicans, code for whites, are more violent than Democrats. I proved that Democrats are far more violent. You proved that you can't think or face reality. (You really didn't need to provide such a convincing "polemic")

          • GodsMichael

            You said Blacks are more violent and we learned it from white people (remember how whites came here and killed whole populations of Indigenous peoples and stole their land? Do you remember wounded knee? White are the most violent people on the face of the earth. even now there are certain segments planning to murder other Americans if they cannot have their way. that is yet violence. and they say God and Country which God is not with them when God says we are not to kill, but they feel their righteousness is above, and more right than God's righteousness. sot hey obviously cannot be true Christians and are in fact Godless. God's people do not arm themselves to ride up against the government. "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God" Apostle Paul tells us that we are to respect our government (which he sets up, as promotion comes from God) and to live peaceably lives, yet they want to defy the government and in effect, defy God. So they are not God's people. their ways are the ways of violence and the ways of peace they have not known. And most of all God tells us to take the tree out of our eye so we can see clearly to the the splinter out of our brothers eye. if we have ever wished with all our heart that someone was dead, God says we are already a murder "keep the heart with all diligence for out of the heart flow the issues of life.. so murder flows out of the heart before it flows through the hands. There are so many in the world today that have an unquenchable thirst for blood, this too is sin in the eyes of God there are godless conservative as well as independents and liberals and non party affiliates, it is not limited to one group. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God

          • Steve Bumgardner

            You would presume to identify yourself as a Christian? Poor Jesus.

            He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."

            Luke 22:36

            In the original text God says we are not to murder. That is not the same as "kill".

            Saul of Tarsus never walked with Jesus while Jesus was alive. Saul of Tarsus claimed to magically be given unlimited knowledge to completely change what those who did walk with Jesus were teaching. So did Mohammad.

            You would be well served to study before you preach.

            You state that "..there are certain segments planning to murder other Americans if they cannot have their way." Isn't that what Obama and Feinstein are planning on doing? As quoted above Jesus told his disciples to obtain the tools required to defend themselves. You preach nonsense supporting a rogue government that will not follow its oaths to protect and defend the Constitution. You preach nonsense supporting a rogue government that would disarm us and place us at the mercy of their criminal minions.

            The Second Amendment does not grant me a right. The Second Amendment acknowledges my Natural Right to protect my God Given Right to life. You would dare to stick your nose in the air and preach that I must not protect that life? Pity Jesus? Indeed, pity God for how pathetic those who claim to be His followers have become.

            You look very much like SatansMichael to me.

        • Corey Lamb

          Nearly all states prohibit felons from voting.

        • Someonewhocares

          I think you need more information to bring this statement from your theory into the realm of fact. First, many of the gang-related violent crimes (which make up a large portion of violent crimes) committed in the US (especially in the hard-hit urban areas like Detroit, Chicago, and New Orleans) are committed by children. These children cannot vote, so they cannot be considered a democrat or republican. Second, many of the criminals are not registered voters, and therefore, you can't really make an assumption about which party they would vote for.

          Should we discuss the violent histories and party leanings of organizations such as the KKK?

      • Drakken

        Your denial of reality speaks volumes. Your living proof that you just can't fix stupid, not even with duct tape.

    • GodsMichael

      you only know the numbers of reported crime. in white neighborhoods most violent crime goes unreported unless it is an African American committing the crime, most white who are tight with the police get their kids brought home and given a stern warning. and African Americans don't go looking for whites to run over with a pick up truck, nor dragging them behind a truck with a chain. and they don't snatch whites off the street and murder them by burning them on a cross (which is the ways of Anti Christ) the most heinous crimes have been committed by whites. By hte way guess where African Americans Learned such violence? from White people when they held them as slaves. raping the slaves, beating them, hanging them and shooting them for little of nothing, lynching and beating unarmed black men and women children to death, torching their houses and business, burning down and bombing their churches, running them over and skinning them alive. That is Anti Christ this is what has been taught to them over the years and then whites in Hollywood who put up pictures , comic books, magazines and cartons filled with violence. Yes white people have been great teachers of violence. but that's too complex for you to understand or grasp. And who owns the production of guns and weapons? Not African Americans, who controls the underground market of weapons, Not African Americans, who brought drugs into our nation? it was not African Americans. who unleashed 2 atom bomb on japan? Not African American. who tricked us into real war in Iraq with false intelligence? Not African Americans
      Violence every war and the total of deaths on both sides were not started by African Americans. So far mare violent are the democrats? No whites are far more violent and mostly they are Republicans that start these wars and wars are violent.

      • truebearing

        What a load of incoherent gibberish.

        i guess you just can't handle reading some simple statistics because it threatens your racist, brainwashed hodge-podge of a world view.

        • Sonny

          >Saying blacks and latinos are more violent than whites
          >call man who points out the flaw of statistics racist

          Ok.

          Statistics can prove you anything by the way. A statistician once walked through a river with an average depth of 50 cm. He drowned.

      • MemphisViking

        I get it. Africans were a peaceful, gentle people who knew no violence until evil whites appeared and ripped them from their homeland. You do realize the "it's whitey's fault" excuse isn't original?

      • naminit

        Learn your history, African's captured and sold African's to the "white man" However, the first Salve owner in these United States was in fact a BLACK MAN…..

    • Jeff Martin

      Everything you say is so true!! We need to put pressure on real Republicans and conservatives to stop Obama at all levels!!

  • Mary Sue

    Oh no, the gangs and the dems have a symbiotic relationship! Echhhh. They are useful to each other. The politicians get the money, and in exchange they ban guns so the gangs can operate more freely while the cops pay lip service to law enforcement, at the behest of the politicians.

    It's a system so corrupt it needs a hard reset button.

    • GodsMichael

      really the new Nazi Party, KKK, and other groups, armed and with a desperate lust for blood, a desire to kill , like the guy on YouTube saying I'm going to start killing people, why not just run for office, or write their congressmen. Such a pent up demonic thirst for violence, to kill others that are not like you is a dangerous and ungodly.

  • Edward Cline

    Mary Sue mentioned the symbiotic relationship between politicians (especially Democratic ones) and gangs. This same kind of relationship existed between Hitler's Nazis and the freebooter gangs that wrecked anarchy in Weimar Germany. The freebooters were eventually recruited in Hitler's SA and SS and became "official" once he ascended to power. Only the Party names have changed, but the power-seeking principles remain the same.

    • Mary Sue

      That's right! The gangs are the Brownshirts for the Dems!

    • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

      You appear to be intelligent, how is it that you are also insane at the same time?

      • Mary Sue

        You appear to be brainwashed. How much grape koolaid did you drink?

  • davarino

    Turn the lights out on Detroit. Not sure why anyone lives in Chicago, I guess there are still a few people left there to exploit. I feel sorry for the law abiding citizens in those cities, they are defenseless. But then again, I guess they voted for it.

    Good luck with your now gun policy

    • Mary Sue

      meh, both Detroit and Chicago need to glow in the dark.

      • GodsMichael

        hope no one ever wishes that on your town

    • carrie

      IL is home to the 4th highest illegal immigrant population and the most radical muslims in the country .

      It is a major hub of illegal imports – such as drugs,fake ID's,exotic animals,dogs for fighting ,fake designer clothing,jewelry ,drugs,handguns,dvd's etc, into the US .

      Chicago controls the whole state with high taxes,election outcomes with massive voter fraud and gang syndicates statewide .They've destroyed the majority of mfg co. in the state leaving entire towns unemployed ,broke and crime ridden. Ever invasive and expanding crime has destroyed property values and made homes worthless .

    • GodsMichael

      How many years did you live there that make you such an authority? Sometimes we speak from such an ignorance of facts. you have to get beyond the NEWS

      • chamuiel

        So, you are saying there were not over 500 plus murders in Chicago last year, and that Chicago has no gang problem. How refreshing to hear from someone who, uh, ahhhhhh………knows the truth.

  • Jake Tobias

    Here's why liberal's won't change their minds: because the guns gang members buy, come from states where they are legal. A liberal's approach to help a bleeding patient is a tourniquet around the neck. Technically, it will work. But since it is also true it "has not been tried yet," they will not give up on the idea. How do you peacefully reason with someone who wants you dead?

    • Mary Sue

      oh that's the excuse they make, time and time again, for sure.

    • chamuiel

      Why would they go all the way to another state to buy guns, when they are readily available on Chicago streets?

  • dodo

    Democrats are not only responsible of 100% of gang and street thuggery, they are the choice of organized crime, organized vice, and the newest batch of horrors, the terrorist groomers of troubled inner city folks.

    • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

      Good name for you…as your comment is something a dodobird my come up with…

      • westie

        Like most of your ilk, the nom de plume “FindingTruths” is a ratfaced misuse of language. Your love of gangs permeates your odious responses. I’m firmly in the camp that the Left and Criminals are inter changeable scourges of all that is civilized and good.

        • GodsMichael

          yeah corporate crime are conservatives like Bernie Madoff, Michael Milken, Ivan, Boesky, Sheldon Addleson (bribery of a foreign official) and there are many more. a lot of them are under investigation for fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, bilking Americans of trillions of dollars collectively. the market depression gave them an opportunity to take a lot of the stimulus money and pocketed it in the form of bonuses. we need to be honest and tell both sides. why all the scapegoating? Always blaming other people for problems, and never see our part in things, that is being dsishonest to yourself most of all

      • Mary Sue

        name for me the gang members that vote Republican.

      • Mary Sue

        btw "all walks of life" can STILL mean "tends to vote Democrat anyway" because people from all walks of life vote Democrat.

    • Questions

      Most gang members don't vote. Most are convicted felons as well as stupid and apathetic. You can't simply blame every problem in the world, retroactively, on "liberals." It makes conservatives look backward — and potentially extinct as the dodo.

      • Mary Sue

        The ones that do vote, overwhelmingly support Democrats. It's the gang bosses that are the corrupters of Democrat Politicians.

        • GodsMichael

          the NRA is a corrupter they make politicals compromise out of fear, It's like extortion and other right wing groups that threaten candidate or they will go against them. that;s a gang with huge sums of money and they are conservatives.

    • GodsMichael

      now you know that is not true what are you repeating what you have heard, just trying prove you are smart. telling the truth is becoming a lost art. lol

    • GodsMichael

      Organized crime if you are honest is based on NOT African Americans, and you know that since those involved are of European origin and hate African Americans.

    • Scott

      you realize how stupid your absolution is?

  • Rifleman

    Why not, blaming conservatives for problems democrats cause has been working since the 80s S&L bailout. It didn't matter that democrats like the clintons were neck deep in the looting.

    They want to turn the rest of the country into the high crime garbage dumps they've made of the cities. A better way can't be allowed to exist or their subjects might want it. Socialism, like islam, is so bad it can't allow alternatives to even exist.

    Molon Labe

    • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

      When the last time you were to a city? Should I call you redneck or hillbilly?

      • DoubleTap

        When’s the last time you ate something? Not many ‘producers’ in a city, just ‘takers’.

        • GodsMichael

          CEOs are takers, they take the strength, time and pride of people and work them overtime and not pay them, that is a taker and most of them are Conservative Papa Johns don't want to give their people medical coverage out of the 59 million dollars those workers helped him create, but he can pay 50,000 for a plate of food to listen to Mitt Romney degrade the 47% when both of them have helped create the 47% by not paying them living wages. they helped him live a life of luxury, but he is not thankful and even hates his employees to cut their hours so he would not have to provide them healthcare. I would hate to by a pie from him and one of his employees has the plague or Ebola or some other highly contagious but undiagnosis disease and passing onto his customers becasue they could not go to a doctor for a check up. hope one never comes to your home. I pray tha God watch over you and your family and keep you from all harm.

      • Rifleman

        How about redneck hillbilly? It works for me.

        I was in downtown Atlanta two weeks ago, and used to live there. Why, am I wrong?

      • Mary Sue

        "when was the last time you were to a city"? Sounds like English isn't your first language and I thus find it highly unlikely that you were ever in a big City's ghetto.

      • Drakken

        Son, you wouldn't know a truth if it came up and bit you.

    • GodsMichael

      bull

  • Ar'nun

    In Black Liberation Theology, the gangs, especially the gang leaders are not breaking any laws. They believe the laws that are being broken were written by White Men, or Slave Masters and therefore do not need be recognized by people of color. And if a white man is being mugged by a black gang member, and the white man shoots the black mugger that is murder, because the white man owes the black man.

    This is what the latest Gun Control efforts are about. Protecting the poor people of color who do not need to follow the laws of the White Oppressor, and the protection of the minority attackers because they have been left with few other choices but to victimize the white oppressors.

    I get a kick out of seeing useful idiot white Legislatures pushing these agendas on their constituents. Most probably don't see the end game, not that they would be intelligent enough to get if they did. But don't misunderstand, this is not a race war. We people on both sides, are just pawns. It's all about controlling us like cattle. And nothing makes people feel smaller than chaos.

    • Mary Sue

      Black Liberation Theology needs to be stamped out as badly as Radical Islam.

    • carrie

      As racist as it sounds,it is absolutely correct.
      Blacks will tell you exactly that. Violence is their culture ,forced on them by whites. They are owed money.White laws do not apply to them because of their skin color.

      This isn't the belief of a few radicals ,it is the majority of the black population .Holder even promotes these ideals.

    • GodsMichael

      you are such a troll, you know that'a a lot of made up stuff lol your funny

    • Arnie Tibus

      The over-bloated ingrate Michael Moore is the centerfold creature of the Black Liberation Theology..

  • Smitty

    Good information, Daniel, but in order for me to use the statistics you have quoted, in the future, please cite their origin. If I am trying to explain your position, people are going to ask me the source of your statistics.

  • lizaz

    In addition to these comments, I believe the liberal assault on our traditional values, especially in our children's schools, has left some individuals with susceptibility to violent video games and movies, adolescent bullying and copy-cat actions. Because liberals react to their opponents with violence, either in word or deed, some mentally challenged (or drug induced) people think it's OK to demonstrate their hate or revenge with mass shootings. Many know right from wrong, and that's why they take their own lives in the end. Until we can return to teaching our children respect, for themselves and others, responsibility and accountability for their own actions and ethical behavior in their daily lives, we will see this violence and crime continue, no matter what gun laws are enacted. Criminals will always have guns and law-abiding citizens must not be left defenseless……..

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      What or who are you quoting?

    • GodsMichael

      Please prove that Democrats are responsible for ALL mass shootings

    • GodsMichael

      no one is stopping ou from living the way you want to live so pleas stop sounding like a victim when you are not one. You yet have self determination and you can hold any value you desire and no one can take that away fro you. No more negative, be positive

  • Jim_C

    "Obamerican cities used to be the homes of industry and progress. Now they’re places where young Black and Hispanic men kill each other in growing numbers."

    Oh please, right, it all started with Obama. I'm not sure even readers here are dumb enough to fall for that little bit of partisan boolsheet. Strip away the partisan boolsheet, however, and Greenfield makes a decent case, here.

    I don't hear too many on the other side talking about the availability of guns being an issue, though, but if you did, you could make a much better case to the public than what La Pierre's been allowed to do.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      Oh please, right, it all started with Obama.

      If you are going to argue with the article, argue with something it actually says.

      I don't hear too many on the other side talking about the availability of guns being an issue…

      That is because it is not an issue. At issue is the choice to use a gun to commit crime. If availability is an issue, it is the difficulty that the law-abiding have in obtaining a gun with which to defend themselves.

      • Jim_C

        Would you not agree that the illegal acquisition of guns is a problem?

        • RedWhiteAndJew

          Yes, I do. If an otherwise law-abiding citizen is made a law-breaker, simply by virtue of an unconstitutional law which violates his Second Amendment rights, it is indeed a big problem.

          An even bigger problem is when the law-abiding opt to not risk the violation of such laws, and are, as a consequence, violated themselves.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I didn't claim it started with Obama. I claim that his politics exemplify the cause of the problem.

    • GodsMichael

      La Pierre is an idolater, he worships guns above God and man who is made in the image and likeness of God.he is a religion unto himself. like Jim Jones. leading his members into a Christless grave. "You cannot serve God and mammon"

      • gray man

        are you stupid or what?

      • RedWhiteAndJew

        I'm not a Christian, but I seem to recall that Jesus advised his apostles that it is preferable to go shirtless, than to go unarmed. Did Jesus idolize swords?

  • hikerdude

    The solution is to pass gun control laws to confiscate the weapons of all those who voted for the B.O. .
    Consequently only sane people will be armed.

    • Mary Sue

      Eh, I dunno, I know a couple people who are low information voters who are actually pro-gun and anti-gang.

    • scum

      Nice to know that you do approve of gun control, at least, despite the ridiculous assertions made in your post.

    • GodsMichael

      Youtube video "I'm going to start killing people!" not a liberal, plans to assassinate the president, not a liberal. all the talk of violence and insurrection if the president is re elected, not liberals. the talk about civil war of late, not liberals. you might want to rethink your statement. it has big holes in it.

  • hikerdude

    History has shown us passing an unpopular law doesn't work. People are not going to abide by it.
    I give you Prohibition as a prime example. The drug laws are another example . No addict has stopped using because their drug of choice is illegal .No killer has stopped killing because guns are illegal. The insanity of politcal correctness is morphing America into
    a "Third World Nation". Look at Detroit and Chicago and see our future .

    • Mary Sue

      Yes, Prohibition is a perfect example. Although Canada wouldn't be America's gunrunner like it was its booze runner back in the day. At least I don't think it would be. Instead that role would fall to China, Russia, and places like that.

      • MemphisViking

        Mexico would be America's gunrunner. We don't stop people from crossing the border, what makes anyone think we'd start stopping people running guns from crossing the border?

  • BLJ

    Here here! I live in Chicago and what the author says is true. Personally I could care less if these scumbag gang members kill each other. What is sad is the people who live in these areas are virtual prisoners.

    Obama and his Chicago gang (which includes Jesse Jackson and Farakhan) could care less about theses folks. These same people then keep voting for Obama and the crooked Dems. Never ending cycle.

    I think the only way to defeat these gangs is bring in the Marines and do a Fallujah style assault on the lowlifes. Kill them all. If this offends any panzy libs out there tough cookies.

    • Mary Sue

      yeah, nothing short of carpet bombing or outright nuking will solve that problem. B-b-but, that's raaaaaaaaaacist! [/sarcasm]

      No it isn't. It's taking care of terrorists. Sure, they may not be Muslim (or they might!) but the problem remains.

    • carrie

      Like a disease it has infected the entire state of IL and into neighboring areas like St.Louis. N St.Louis is as violent as Chicago .E.St.Louis has had a DEA /FBI/ ATF presence for years to try and combat gang crime. E.St.Louis police officers are overwhelmingly convicted criminals .The county has refused to allow them to testify in criminal cases because they are so corrupt. There are convicted felons – rapists ,domestic violence ,manslaughter ,drug dealing – police officers .The mayor of Washington Park left a trail of cocaine everywhere he went. They steal the towns dry,blame the white man, and get reelected .

      Every major city in IL is the same. Peoria is known for blacks blocking off roads to white neighborhoods and they go door to door destroying property and screaming they will kill all whites.

    • Gabrielle

      Please. You are talking about using the American military to kill American citizens? And when Obama decides you are more of a problem then inner city gangs?

      This is getting very scary now.

  • drivesguy

    Feds coming here to Oklahoma trying to take our weapons will find themselves in the Crossbar Hotel in McAllister Oklahoma:

    Oklahoma has joined the growing number of states making it a state felony for any Federal official attempting to subvert the 2nd amendment to the constitution:

    The “Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act” is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature.

    Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check.

    The language of the legislation is clear: “Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of the United States…and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma.”

    The legislation mentions the “intent” of America’s “Founders” and the Constitution’s “ratifiers,” and sets forth the punishment for trying to enforce new gun control measures:

    Any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or any employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this act shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction…shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not to exceed five (5) years.

    After reading this legislation, only one word comes to mind–FREEDOM.

    • Jim_C

      Who's grabbing guns?

      • Mary Sue

        No, the question is who will be grabbing guns. There are confiscationalists among the Democrats. And they're liars too so if they say they're not going to take guns away, they are lying, plain and simple.

        • Jim_C

          OK…?

          • Mary Sue

            I was paying attention when certain Democrat politicians have said that the only ones who should have guns are the police and the military. That's confiscationalist talk.

          • Rifleman

            We're supposed to forget that, along with what they've done, and believe what they're saying at the moment.

          • beastdogs8

            The leftist governor of my state NY, Cuomo resently gave a radio interview where he endorsed confiscation of firearms. Liberals hate and despise the law abiding gun owner, liberals see the law abiding gun owner as standing in the way of their socialist agenda. The liberals will never go after the gangs, they see them as useful idiots, to help forward their leftist agenda.

      • Rifleman

        Anybody who says they just want to register them is grabbing guns.

    • Dark Patriot

      Good. What will this do to Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods. They are supporting this.

    • GodsMichael

      no one is coming for your guns, stop letting the gun lobby make you paranoid/ we do want to keep guns out the hands of crazy people and felons who may kill other people just for fun, or in a demonic stupor

      • Mr Evilwrench

        Um, we all kind of want the crazies and such not to have them, but guess what? That's already illegal. Doesn't seem to stop them, does it? Thing is, the bills by difi et al, and cuomo, and whatnot, don't say anything about crazies or felons, just cosmetic features and retarded magazine limits. They say things about stuff I have, and which I'm not willing to give up. T'ain't the gun lobby sayin the crazy stuff.

    • Dianna

      AMEN! GOD BLESS AMERICA! I'm proud to be an OKIE!

  • Asher

    These anti-gun laws are right in line with the Democrat-Socialist agenda, they want the elites, and crime elements to have guns, but not the law abiding citizen. Whats wrong with this picture? Some of the politicians are using this issue to get donations for their next campaign too…..Donate now and I will try to stop this agenda…they should be doing it for the Constitution, your 2nd amendment rights, and for LIberty….Tomorrow is gun appreciation day….have fun target practicing so you can get ready for the invasion of illegals, crime elements, or the government.

    • scum

      Mrs. Lanza was one of you: a law-abiding, end-of-the-world survivalist, with too many guns. Her son blew off her face and then went to work.

    • GodsMichael

      you got that reversed

  • liason

    I think this president is happy, actually happy when he reads of disasters like the one in Conn. another chance to never let a

    • kafir4life

      He's not just happy. He's gay. Look at his rainbow halo on Time mag.

      • scum

        Showing your own true colors, huh?

      • GodsMichael

        now if I took your picture and put a rainbow over your head would that make you gay? or would that make it a picture of you with a rainbow over your head. You see this is the reason Romney lost this samedisdain, hatred and I' suprior attituted that permeated the election. "As ye would men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them". "For what soever a man soweth so shall he also reap" Jesus Christ

    • GodsMichael

      that is a loathsome thought and I know it's not true. unlike the detached Romney who has no idea what middle class families are like and what they are going through, the president came up in a middle class family and knows the struggles and the pain. Romney could not care less. his 47% remarks and his near repeating of it after the election shows he was never really sorry so he was lying to us. the president has a heart for people, and that shows me that you are off base.

      • MemphisViking

        Obama came up at worst upper middle class. Upper middle class white, for that matter. Romney may have come up rich, but what he has now at least he worked for. You obviously never actually heard the 47% comment, just the liberal slant of it. What Romney actually said was that 47% of the people aren't going to vote for him no matter what so he shouldn't waste time trying to campaign to them. Can you dispute that? You claim the president has a heart for the people, and that shows me that you are off your meds.

  • Questions

    Utterly missing from this analysis is any mention of race. Has it occurred to the author that the most murder-ridden cities, by far, are those with the highest black populations? Has he pondered the possibility that Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis and other northern-tier cities, despite being under Democratic Party governance for decades, have very low murder rates? Here's a hint: They have very few blacks.

    For those here who are white, try this little thought experiment: Spend a week in Leftist-run Burlington, Vermont. And then spend a week in an all-black neighborhood in Detroit, Atlanta or Chicago. Let's see which situation allows you to keep your money, sanity and life.

    • Mary Sue

      They also have fewer GANGS. While they have a black population (I know Seattle has em!) and they do have gang activity, it's far lower due to the fact that the black populations in such cities isn't as entrenched or prone to welfare as their inner-city counterparts.

      Vancouver has gang activity, and it has even fewer blacks than any of these. What they do have are white people. And some East Indians. But mostly white people.

      • scum

        Gangs are historically the family of last resort in immigrant and poor neighborhoods. If one understands the history of immigration, one understands the history of gangs. Witness among the Irish the great gangs of the past: Dead Rabbits, Whyos. Then Jewish Gangs (The Eastmans), then Italian (Five Points Gang, Capone…). Those populations that have remained mired in poverty (Hispanic / Black), have remained mired in the phenomenon of gangs.

    • TinCanSailor

      I live in Vermont – the northeast quadrant often referred to as 'The Kingdom'. Burlington is a multicultural mecca compared to our area, but you're absolutely right. Additionally, despite being ultra-liberal (since the early 1980s), we've managed to retain our status as the top state for least restrictive firearms regulations. I was raised here and came back to retire here, and nothing's changed – we need no permit to carry, open or concealed, and the adage 'an armed society is a polite society' applies today as it did in 1791 when VT joined the Union. The natural progression for most young boys and several girls is: crawl, walk, skate, hunt, ski, usually before the age of 6 or 7.

      • James Moore

        True but since you have no concealed carry law in Vermont you also violate the 1000 foot "Gun Free School Zone Act" of 1996, a federal law with very stiff penalties. I'm sure Vermont also has it's own "GFSZ" laws as well since most states model their GFSZ law after the federal law. So…if you are within 1000 feet of any school, K through 12 you are committing multiple felonies. That is the downside to Vermont's "freedom". The GFSZ laws are unconstitutional and must be repealed.

    • scum

      Of course we know that – inner cities always breed violence when job opportunities have been foreclosed. And gangs are ultimately the power resource of the poor and disadvantaged. In large cities that have sold out to corporations (through tax breaks), the poor have been largely removed entirely from the city center, resulting in lower violent crime rates (higher white collar crime, though).

      • Questions

        By calling gang members "disadvantaged" (as if to imply a legitImate excuse), you wind up ratifying the Left without even knowing it. As for the "fact" that the poor have been "largely removed entirely" from urban centers — where did you dig that one up?

    • GodsMichael

      What have black people done to you that you want to demonize them? Is it rooted in prejudice? is it rooted in racism? You spew this like you have never done anything wrong.

      • Mr Evilwrench

        Hmm, maybe it's the other way around, and prejudice and racism are based in what they've done. You know, things like devastating neighborhoods and entire cities, gang attacks on whites, degrading the culture at large, electing morons to congress and above, crime, incompetence, corruption, want me to continue? I tried, I really did. I tried to be color blind, but I'm just unable to willfully deny the reality I see before me. Your race card has been declined, sir.

  • BobS

    Well said, Daniel Greenfield. Well said.

    Though it’s a problem of basic political will, irrespective of party affiliation. It’s refusal to seek root causes, major contributing factors, and to seek effective steps that will have long-lasting improvements. Gangs, organized crime and crimes of violence need to be gone after with everything we have, the People as well as those hired by us. Hamstringing anyone does little but make it easier for the violent to retain the advantage. It’s time that ceased. And it’s high time that the People stopped being blamed for what the violent few are achieving in our midst.

  • Matthew

    is this even serious?? Gun violence is a WORLD problem. Not a democrat or republican problem. This is just ridiculous. Obamerica… I'm taking note of who wrote this article…. You are no American patriot. You are an IDIOT!

    • Mary Sue

      It's a left wing problem worldwide. Look at the most violent countries in the world. If Obama could run for office in those places, he'd be elected in a heartbeat.

      • scum

        Are you serious?! LOL LOL

    • bobh

      "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt".
      Mark Twain

      • scum

        wow, profound. And yet Matthew is more on target than the blathering by Greenfield. Just as this article is posted, some idiot discharged his gun at a NC gun show. A gun show, I might add, WHERE PERSONAL GUNS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TOMORROW!!! I'm not making this up!! LOL

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      You can say anything is a WORLD problem, because it happens in….the WORLD. The Great Depression of 1929 was a WORLD problem, and it started in 1927. Listen, genius…there's no such thing as the 2nd Amendment in Laos, or Lagos, Nigeria; and that's why this gun debate and government gun control initiative is occurring. GET SERIOUS, man, it has NOTHING to do with the WORLD.

    • Gabrielle

      Please do take note and please continue to read Mr. Greenfield's articles as you may learn something which will lift you out of your self-imposed democrat stupor.

      .

    • CurmudgyOneJr

      No, Matthew, he's not an idiot. You probably are not, either, but your reply is idiotic. The facts of Greenfield's piece are correct, but he misses the fact that Lanza (and others) probably didn't even know any gangsters. They were more likely the victims of their doctors, who had prescribed antidepressant SSRI drugs without a thought to the drugs' overal effects in young people. Look up SSRIstories, dot, com.

    • George2

      No, it's not a world problem. Look at Switzerland. Every person, who reaches eighteen, is REQUIRED to apply for a GUN OWNERSHIP…or file religious objection. They have absolutely NO gun crimes are there.

  • JacksonPearson

    Wannabe dictator Barack Obama is a blithering idiot that claims to be a Constitutional scholar, yet appears to not understand the four simple words at the end of the 2nd Amendment of: "shall not be infringed."

    If Congress allows him to bypass the Constitutional amendment process, than no other parts of our Constitution is of further value. Congress should dissolve itself, and cede all enumerated powers to the king or newly proclaimed American monarch! /Sarc

    • Mary Sue

      Oh I'm sure he knows full well what it says. The problem is he doesn't LIKE what it says. Lots of people don't like what it says, and this is what causes them to circumvent it. There are Canadian Idiots that think that your US Constitution was a mistake, from an era of "blinkered thinking". Particularly the Second Amendment.

      • JacksonPearson

        Obama's a temporary illness for America. He'll eventually go, but we'll all still be here.

        From time to time we all complain about one thing or another, but none of us are going pack up and move to greener pastures. Because in spite of the rottenness of people like the Obama's, as a nation, we'll survive.

        • GodsMichael

          And you are an illness for the republican party

    • scum

      Too bad you're not a well-regulated militia.

      • gray man

        numnutts, you are the militia.

    • GodsMichael

      If you have your job still, the president was not such a blithering idiot that he save your job! that is called being ungrateful

  • bobh

    Obama believes that life in NYC or Chicago is the normal, preferable way to live. He knows little or nothing about life beyond the big city limits.

    • Questions

      So tell me, then, how did he manage to get elected and then re-elected, handily winning such states as Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Oregon and Colorado? Or is caricature preferable to reality?

      Note: I didn't vote for Obama, but I live in Realityland.

      • Elizabeth

        I don't know about the rest of the states that you mentioned, but for the state of Ohio he only won 5 or 6 counties out of the whole state. Those counties happen to be the highly populated, major cities. All of the rest of the counties voted for Romney.

      • gray man

        which doesn't mean he knows anything about those areas, only that morons live in those areas.

      • GodsMichael

        Good for you tell the truth I'm so glad there is one conservative who is willing to tell the truth. One person called Obama a "blithering idiot". so i ask if Obama is a blithering idiot, then what does that make Romney? Does that make Romney worse than a blithering idiot,? Romney killed himself politically, he'll never be able to run again.

    • GodsMichael

      So says Ms Clio

  • garyfouse

    If you come to UCI next week, don't miss the exhibit by the Arab American Museum of Dearborn in Doheny room C-D. You can view a map of the Middle East that is missing Israel.
    http://garyfouse.blogspot.com/2013/01/when-is-map

  • 11bravo

    Dan..Baby! We all know this. Tell us something we don't know.

  • Obama Guy

    You are pathetic Daniel Greenfield. I get it. As a black American, I know blacks are the cause of every single problem in America.

    The shooter in Newtown, a white guy. Arizona, a white guy. Aurora, A white guy. Wisconsin, a white guy.
    Virginia, an Asian guy. But you better believe it is all "the blacks fault."

    We blacks caused the joblessness of the 30's, the flu epidemic of 1918, and those blacks even caused
    the "black death" in Europe centuries ago.

    But I get it. The NRA are making absolute fools of themselves, so time for you and and others here today
    to focus on the "black savages of America" to divert attention away from your own imploding political
    party. A party of fools.

    And of course, the black guy in the White House is the cause of all the problems in Israel.

    And I can't figure out why so few black Americans like the GOP.

    As a black man myself, I have had it with us blacks.

    • Mary Sue

      And the 500 Murders in chicago were all caused by white men, then?

    • Mary Sue

      god stop with the identity politics already, it's NOT helping you.

    • gray man

      stop talking stupid trash – the NRA was formed to help the blacks in the south fight the KKK. southern democrats ran the KKK. martin luther king was a republican. after the civil war almost all blacks were republican. If you would stop being stupid and study some stats you would see most of the gun violence in this country is black on black. it's just a fact.

  • MJA

    I've always said that this is not an American culture problem, but a COUNTER-culture problem

    • Questions

      It's a black problem, and secondarily, a Hispanic one. You can count the number of white murderers in Chicago on one hand. "Hippies" have about as much to do with the problem as Bernhard Goetz does.

      • Mary Sue

        It would not be a black problem (or hispanic for that matter) if it was NOT also a LEFT WING problem.

        Thomas Sowell and Walter E. Williams would never go all gangsta. They are not left wing. Get the picture?

        • Questions

          Yes, I get the picture. Now here's another one. When you concentrate on most blacks, and not just a few "trophy" blacks like Sowell (age 83) and Williams (age 77) who supposedly are exemplars of how wonderful their race is, what you get is a race far more predisposed toward violent crime than whites are.

          This is NOT a "left-wing" problem. I've known lots of white Leftists in my time. I don't agree with them on most things, but I know a lot of them. As a rule, they are no more violent than white conservatives.

          • Mary Sue

            They also have not been told that they must get revenge on someone, as the blacks have been told. White Liberals tend to be passive unless they are Union members or Occupy rapists, because they are not told they are "oppressed", they are told THEY are the OPPRESSOR. Black liberals are taught that whitey is constantly oppressing them by THINKING the n-word. That is why black liberals are more violent.

          • gray man

            considering blacks vote 90%+ democrat (left wing), it is a left-wing problem.

  • Obama Guy

    Oh yeah, and Colin Powell is obviously looney tunes for calling you out on your nonsense.
    Your "Republican White Guy Coalition" is dying, deal with it.

    • Mary Sue

      Explain to me why Democrat Politicians only pay lip service to law enforcement and take money from gangs, instead of dealing with the gang problem.

      It's not a "black problem". It's a DEMOCRAT problem. The fact that you can't see that the Democrat Party is your destruction is disturbing.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      "Oh yeah, and Colin Powell is obviously looney tunes…" What about Herman Cain? What about Allen West? What about J.C. Watts? What about Condoleeza Rice? What about Ken Blackwell? What about Thomas Sowell? But yes, Colin Powell has lost his mind.

    • gray man

      yes, actually, colin powell is an idiot

  • Obama Guy

    Kudos to you Matthew, for stating the truth.

    • Mary Sue

      I'll tell you what I told Matthew. Violence is a LEFT WING problem ALL OVER THE WORLD. Look for the most violent countries. They'd elect 0bama in a heartbeat.

      They like to tell you that gun murder is low in places that ban guns. What they don't tell you is that OTHER kinds of crime go UP. Why is it then, that in "republican" jurisdictions, the crime rate is LOWER? Hmm? Do Republicans own magic rocks that prevent crime?

      • Ed Wattts

        Yeah, they do; they're called testes.

        • Mary Sue

          LOL true enough, though I was referencing an episode of the Simpsons.

          Lisa: By that argument, I could say that this rock here keeps tigers away.

          Homer: How does it work?

          Lisa: Well, you don't see any Tigers around, do you?

          Homer: Lisa, I would like to buy your rock.

  • Obama Guy

    Oh yeah, and Colin Powell is obviously looney tunes for calling you out on your nonsense.

    • Mary Sue

      Colin Powell sipped too much of the Identity Politics Purple Drank.

  • Ghostwriter

    Hey,Obama Guy. I don't blame blacks,I blame the criminals for this. But I doubt you'll have a kind word for me.

    • LibertyLover

      Most violent criminals are black.

      • Questions

        Damned right.

      • Mary Sue

        That's because the Libs told them they were entitled to be so, in Identity politics, to get revenge on Whitey.

  • Obama Guy

    Not directed at you Ghostwriter, I've seen you blast the KKK types here before. This is directed at Greenfield.

    • Mary Sue

      You didn't read the article all the way through or you didn't interpret it correctly if you're lumping Greenfield in with the "KKK types".

      What part of it is a POLITICAL (NOT RACE) Problem did you not understand from reading Greenfield's article?

  • Obama Guy

    Yeah LibertyLover and Questions. Most of the killers in Europe in the 1940's were white. Shame on you
    for being white like they were.

    • Mary Sue

      You get the gold star award for Completely Missing The Point™.

    • Mary Sue

      as far as I can tell LibertyLover hasn't even commented on this topic.

  • nanis

    This illegal selling of guns tha obama does creates millions of dollars that he gives to his muslim brother hood so nothing would trace back to him.

  • jasonc

    The article is entirely right.

    I obtained a list of the number of FBI background checks last year in each state. Then I obtained a list of the number of homicides last year in each state. Run the statistical regression – there is no relationship. The p value comes back 0.69. Almost certainly completely random. The portion of the variance explained by this model is 3 tenths of 1 percent, and the sign it negative (more background checks, fewer homicides, but only very slightly).

    Next I choose a different indicator to try to predict the number of homicides in a state – the portion of the population that is black or Hispanic. This model is statistically significant – at a 1 in 10 million level. In other words, there isn’t the slightest chance it is a statistical artifact. Alone it explains about half of the entire state to state variation in homicide rates.

    This is a problem for those communities, too. They are the ones suffering from that violence. Unsocialized young men, between the ages of 14 and 34, commit practically all of that hiomicide – but their whole communities suffer from it. (And incidentally, have every right to defend themselves, as individuals, from that violence).

    Make no mistake – only small numbers of bad actors are involved in any of this, in any community. Nearly everyone in any demographic is law abiding. But practically all the violence we do see, comes from young men 14-34 in those urban settings.

    The best crime prevention program is a strong father. The second best is strict sentencing for violent criminals – putting them away until they are middle aged. Stricter sentencing and more effective policing has helped actually reduce violent crime in the US by about half since its early 1990s peak. It is not like we can’t do anything about these things, or that they are spiraling out of control.

    The worst crime enabler is young men growing up competing solely with each other for status through aggression. This has been true all over the world and time out of mind – if you want young men to compete aggressively with each other, throw them together in age cohorts without male superiors and let them struggle for power and status. Military training even uses this fact. But our modern urban environments and institutions, especially in the absence of functioning families, create the disfunctional version of that phenomenon.

    The left doesn’t want to talk about this. And too many who understand it is the real issue – sociologists, law enforcement professionals e.g. – avoid the subject as un PC. But when we are facing complete hysteria aimed at precisely the wrong targets, we have to push back with the facts.

    • Walt_Hutchens

      What an extrordinary and convincing comment. Worth reading the (mostly) drivel that preceded it.

      THANKS!

  • steve b

    CHICAGO ISN'T SAFE??? HOW ABOUT WE SEND OBAMA ON A WALKING TOUR OF THE CITY.

    • Ed Watts

      Alone. At night. On Saturday. In August.

  • scum

    Notice Greenfield focuses on murders and not on the hundreds of accidental deaths each year brought to you by the powerful lobbyists of the NRA. Many of them are children. Disgusting.

    • Mary Sue

      accidental deaths are accidental deaths. More children drown in bathtubs each year.

    • gray man

      he focuses on thousands of deliberate deaths you idiot. what a moron.

  • scum

    Thanks Greenfield. He just proved that the push for gun control is NOT an attempt to 'control Republicans', but rather a wider movement to address rampant gun violence in America. America leads the world in gun violence BY FAR, and has the most liberal gun laws. Period. Thanks Greenfield, for taking a stand against other FPM authors.

    • Mary Sue

      You're an idiot. The places in the US that HAVE the most violence and gun crime are places where guns are either banned or severely restricted! How did you miss on that?

      • gray man

        he missed it because he is stupid, which is obvious from reading his comments.

  • Loyal Achates

    What greenfield doesn't deal with – can't even acknowledge – is that violent crime has been sinking like a stone for the past 20 years or more, even as all the evil liberal things FPM laments (illegitimacy, single-parent households, openness of homosexuality, consumption of violent video games) have risen. We're now looking at rates on par with those of the early 1960s, before all that bad stuff happened.

    • Mary Sue

      Violent crime is dropping most rapidly in places where there is concealed carry, and the downward national trend is due to older criminals either too old to commit crimes, or dying off, and the amount of kids becoming criminals isn't keeping up with those declining numbers.

  • Lightning Jack

    The Man of Lawlessness stands on his righteous podium sanctimoniously decrying the same weapons and hardware (hi-cap clips and ammo) that he and his administration mainstreamed into the Mexican drug cartels and narco gangs in 20012 under Fast and Furious.

    Weapons that were used to kill a US Border Patrol officer in Arizona last year, and were seized by Mexican authorities in numerous drug gang arrests, and crime scenes.

    • Mary Sue

      Somewhere i heard that the US side of border patrol were only allowed to use rubber bullets or some crap like that?!

  • rightwingcanadian

    if a black or Hispanic comits a gang shooting there's no media or public outcry for gun control but if a whiteguy comits a shooting there's big media outcry because their narrative seems to be the Whiteman's privilege must be taken away and Obama has to be the supreme and unquestioned master and for that America must be disarmed.

    • Mary Sue

      yeah, plus the Dems are beholden to Big Gang.

  • calico

    The problems in The major cities of the US can be traced back to the CIA. Crack & guns were dummped into the inner city & then someone declared a war on drugs! Fathers were sent to prison & away from families & not to mention street justice….. that’s the cause of the high murder rate! If you are a drug dealer, you cant call the cops & say this guy owes me a kilo of cocaine. Think people, its not Dems Or Repubs its the Government!

    • Mary Sue

      OK, I'm going to be skeptical about this and offer you a tinfoil hat?

      But if this IS true, who was in charge of the CIA at the time? Was it by chance DEMOCRATS?

  • Obama Guy

    Read, "The White Negro," Washington Monthly by Isabel Sawhill. Poor and working class whites are following the same broken families pattern now that began with poorer blacks decades ago. But,
    tax cuts for people like Mitt Romney should solve the problem. And yes, as cited above, crime rates
    in the country as a whole have been dropping since peaking in the early 90's.

    • Mary Sue

      Tax cuts aren't the entire solution, though it would help the overall economic situation.

      As Winston Churchill once said, "Taxing a nation into prosperity is like a man standing inside a bucket and then lifting up the handle to lift the bucket off the ground.

      Poor and working class whites have their share of criminal miscreants created by uninvolved or misguided or head-in-the-sand parents, but by and large whites are not taught that they must become criminals in order to stick it to The Man.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      "But, tax cuts for people like Mitt Romney should solve the problem." Whether you know it or not, Obama and the Dhimmicrats are raising taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year. That's WAY below Mitt Romney. And they're now talking about raising taxes on those making more than $125,000 a year. Don't you understand that when Obama says "fair," what he really means is "more?"

  • calico

    Reagan was the president during this cia war on drugs scam (the 1stBush head of cia)…… just google it & it will show how all of us have been played like fools!

  • http://twitter.com/Thenightwas @Thenightwas

    "Gun Violence is Not a Republican Problem, It’s a Democratic Problem."

    Gun violence is everyone's problem. If you think you can shirk responsibility by using historical statistics and that this will fix the crux of the issue (stupid people having easy access to weaponry in society) then you're _dead_ wrong.

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude to the problem. Do you understand?"

    • Mary Sue

      Obviously it's NOT everyone's problem, it's the problem of Gangs. 500 murders in chicago, all committed with ILLEGAL guns, by people engaged in wholly ILLEGAL activities.

      Regular normal people are responsible for this HOW, exactly?

  • scum

    The cities that used to be centers of 'industry and progress' were ravaged by the very corporations that abandoned them, and by the more general phenomenon of de-industrialization. Sounds like Greenfield needs to go back to school and learn about the effects of eroding tax bases during the era of white flight.

    • Mary Sue

      no, the gangs were out collecting "protection" money (and so was Jesse Jackson et al) and drove the mom and pop businesses out, and the industry fled because the taxes were through the roof.

  • scum

    A guard hired at a Michigan school just left his gun in the school bathroom ("It's OK," he said, "it wasn't loaded" LOL – which begs the question of why he was hired at all!!! LOL). At a gun show in NC today, a gun 'accidentally discharged' injuring three people (and get this, at the gun show tomorrow, NO PERSONAL GUNS ARE ALLOWED!! LOL). GUN CONTROL!!!!! You can't make this crap up!! LOL Are you reading this?! God you people are hilarious!!

  • Len_Powder

    When I was growing up I learned about the 'White Knight' and the 'Black Knight'. The former represented Good and the latter Evil. The white knight always triumphed over the black knight, good always defeated evil, in the end. I used to think that Republicans were the white knights and the Democrats the black ones. Now, many years and experiences later, I know that the Democrats are the Black Knights, but the Republicans are the Grey ones, growing darker every decade. Among politicians there are very few heroes. They can be counted on one hand but there are many dastardly villains and cowards in both parties. We have few leaders but numerous criminals in Washington DC, the city that has always emitted an onerous stench, which in the last 4 years smells like the sewage running beneath its streets.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      Bring back the Tiber Creek canal!

  • AnOrdinaryMan

    Just so you know, the Mt. Carmel school district yesterday(January 18) suspended a 5-year old girl, for threatening to shoot a classmate with a plastic gun that shoots bubbles. Even though she didn't have the gun in her possession at the time. And she was supposed to be suspended for TEN days. What do you want to bet that the Mt. Carmel school district admin. is composed of DEMOCRATS?

    • Mary Sue

      A 5 year old was suspended from school for using a "finger-gun" playing cops and robbers!

  • davidhorowitz