President Joe Biden announced new efforts Wednesday to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, declaring the federal government is “taking on the bad actors doing bad things to our communities.” But questions persist about how effective the efforts can be in what could be a turbulent summer. – The AP.
Who is Joe talking about? Career criminals that local prosecutors keep getting sprung? That activist judges keep letting out? Criminals whose cases are used for political points? Who are we targeting as ‘bad actors’ in our communities after we spent a year on ACAB and ‘defund’ and ‘community safety efforts’?
“Crime rates have risen after plummeting during the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic, creating economic hardship and anxiety.”, The AP continued, and anyone with a few IQ points devoted to reasoning and critical thinking could have told you that shutting down the country for an extended period would cause severe turmoil. We drastically changed the resource flow, especially in the services industries, and cut millions off from their resource lifelines with no alternative. Then we paid them three piddly checks that got blown on impulse buys because people couldn’t wait that long for replaced income. Unemployment filled some gaps but the execution allowed rampant fraud.
People adapted, the government got left in the dust.
Adding that into the rules that forced landowners to not be able to evict (instead of say, filing a tax relief form or another form of offset from the government to adjust for the costs associated with their properties and non-paying tenants) they just pushed that burden onto the owners and said “deal with it.”
The fustercluck of mismatched and discordant rules put out by the government to provide ‘relief’ contributed mightily to the current situation. But what does the POTUS blame?
Guns. Because of course it is guns. And specifically gun dealers…
Biden’s plan focuses on providing money to cities that need more police, offering community support and most of all cracking down on gun violence and those supplying illegal firearms.
By ‘those supplying illegal firearms’ he means FFL’s and apparently only FFL’s. Because there is a secret cabal of gun dealers who just dump guns into places like LA, Chicago, and NYC and who don’t follow the mountain of federal and state rules imposed by 2A hostile politicians toward the legitimate and constitutionally protected business of providing the citizenry their access to personal arms and they are really good at dodging audits somehow.
“These merchants of death are breaking the law for profit,” Biden said. “If you willfully sell a gun to someone who’s prohibited, my message to you is this: We’ll find you and we’ll seek your license to sell guns. We’ll make sure you can’t sell death and mayhem on our streets.”
There has never been a clearer indication that our President is clueless, completely and utterly ignorant of the process of purchasing a firearm and how firearms make it into the hands of illegal users. How often are prohibited possessors charged? How often is a failed 4473 followed up on? How often is a concern brought by an FFL to LE’s attention followed up on?
But no, let’s threaten innocent American’s livelihoods because they are “merchants of death” looking for any excuse to arm dangerous people with as much firepower as possible. Total. Disconnect. From. Reality.
But there are also tricky politics at play, and Biden’s plan shows how few options the Democratic president has on the issue. – AP
No there aren’t. These politics aren’t tricky in the slightest. The Democrats are trying to say the sky looks green when it is still looking awfully blue, trying to make something blatantly unconstitutional stick by strawmanning the FFL’s who already bend over every single rule change to keep their livelihoods and businesses going. They are already under threat of getting their licenses yanked for any egregious enough violation at the subjective will of the ATF and now we want to make that subjective will ‘Zero Tolerance’…
The steps he outlined are aimed at going hard after gun dealers who break federal law, without even giving us an estimate to how widespread that problem is (because it isn’t) and establishing strike forces in several cities to help stop weapons trafficking. Strike forces who will strike whom? Will they patrol the neighborhoods where these shootings are consistently taking place?
Or go after FFLs?
He also said he would seek more money for the agency that tracks the nation’s guns. So fund the ATF for… why? Why are we trying to track an untraceable inanimate item. Why are we trying tracking hardgoods but we are very light on sentencing abusers? Fast & Furious was a classic example of just how effective we can expect weapons tracking and trafficking programs to be. ATF gave away thousands of weapons, most are still in cartel hands.
All evidence suggests that the government cannot be relied upon to be effective in this regard, yet it is Joe’s only plan apparently.
“Refund the Police” – New Democrat Party Line, until we ask them about it then it will be something like, “Oh, well we really need a balanced approach to community safety that takes the needs of the community to be communal into… *more obfuscation*” They never want to give the hard answer. They never want to admit they cannot solve this problem easily because their reactions to the last problems was short-sighted. They have never met a buck they could not pass.