President Joe Biden told reporters over Thanksgiving that he can’t think of “a single solitary rationale” for why Americans might want to purchase a semi-automatic gun.
“The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick,” Biden said last week. “It has no socially redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.”
I can think of at least one redeeming reason to keep semi-automatic firearms on the shelves. A gun could save you and your family’s lives from the crime wave that is quickly overtaking some of the nation’s most beloved cities.
Simply put, the U.S. is in the midst of a crime crisis.
Even corrupt corporate media outlets such as The Washington Post, which taunted Republicans for trying to turn the nation’s attention to violence in Democrat cities ahead of the midterms and ran articles claiming “violent crime is not soaring,” now readily admit that crime is transforming American cities into hurting, homicide-plagued hellholes.
The solution? Ideally, punishing and locking up criminals instead of letting offenders off the hook in the name of “equity.”
That’s why Americans, especially in crime-prone urban hubs run by soft-on-crime Democrats, should equip themselves with guns for self-defense.
A Gallup poll recently found that 46 percent of Americans have at least one gun in their household, and 33 percent say they personally own the firearm.
That’s the highest personal gun ownership recorded since 2011. That new decade-high is no surprise considering how gun and ammunition sales skyrocketed during the 2020 lockdowns and summer of rage riots.
What is surprising, after three years of tyrannical rule by the same bureaucrats and politicians who deliberately refuse to punish criminals, is that the number is not higher.
Cities and counties run by Democrat mayors and district attorneys are almost exclusively responsible for the murder rates in the nation’s top 10 most homicidal states. In 2021 alone, at least 14 Democrat-controlled urban hubs reported all-time high homicides.
Yet, Gallup reports that Republicans’ personal gun ownership (48 percent) outpaces Democrats’ firearm ownership (20 percent) by more than double. The gap increases even more significantly when you examine households; 66 percent of Republicans said they live in a household with a firearm, versus just 31 percent of Democrats.
Overall, it’s Americans in rural areas and Southerners who are most likely to own a gun or keep one in their house, not the people in the cities and counties often known for violence.
Proper use of a firearm in a situation where you are threatened can save your life, your limbs, and your property. It’s estimated that the legal use of firearms helps thwart an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year. That means, on average, the proper use of guns foils nearly 7,000 crimes a day.
Even when they aren’t in use, firearms can act as a deterrent for anyone who wishes you, your family, or your community ill.
Democrats are busy defunding the police and rallying their colleagues to try to pass legislation that restricts Americans’ Second Amendment rights (something 9 percent fewer voters support now than in June). Meanwhile, innocent Americans, especially those in blue areas, are suffering.
The answer to this suffering isn’t more gun control, which Gallup says fewer Americans support now than even earlier this year. It’s getting more guns into the hands of law-abiding citizens who can no longer trust their representatives to keep them and their cities’ streets safe.
Don’t let Biden’s finger-wagging keep you from protecting your family from the consequences of Democrats’ soft-on-crime agenda. Buy a gun, learn how to use it properly, and join the millions of other Americans who know that the Second Amendment was included in the Constitution for a good reason.