The Democrats have a very handy trick they employ when it comes to gun violence.
Since the policies the implement in areas they control tend to lead to more, not less gun violence, rather than wake up and realize how damaging gun control can be to violent, inner-city areas plagued by crime, they happily draw upon these crime statistics to….drumroll please…BLAME THE GOP.
Think about it.
While the majority of mass shootings claim victims of color, in urban areas, these are the shootings that rarely make the news. Yet, whenever there is a high-profile random shooting at a high school in the suburbs, Democrats have no problem drawing on these statistics of gun violence to convince us that America has a gun violence problem…when every other day of the year they’re advocating for lighter sentencing and railing against institutional racism in the justice system.
To put it simply: they complain about inner-city gun violence as it if it’s happening in the suburbs and at the same time advocate for policy that perpetuates gun violence in the inner city.
And its somehow all Republicans’ fault, right?
This was the logic, obviously, when Dick Durbin attempted to blame the GOP for Chicago’s notorious gun violence when everyone with half a brain knows the GOP has very little influence in Chicago:
This is heartbreaking. Chicago has lost far too many aspiring young people to senseless gun violence. When will Republicans in Congress finally decide to act? https://t.co/4dCk5YODwZ
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) September 8, 2018
Yeah, James Woods wasn’t about to let him get away with this outrageous statement:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 10, 2018
He is correct, as the Daily Wire elaborates:
Chicago’s last Republican Mayor was William Hale Thompson, who served from 1927-1931.Advertisement - story continues below
Durbin’s tweet came just a couple of days after Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he is not seeking re-election as pressure continues to mount over Chicago’s gun violence problem — which Democrats have not been able to solve with gun control laws that are among the most restrictive in the nation.
Checkmate, Sen. Durbin.