Published: April 14, 2022 Noon EST
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In response to the George Floyd incident and the Defund the Police movement, Democrat politicians in New York City withdrew around $1 billion from the city police budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Consequently, and among other things, these cuts resulted in a reduction of officers by 1,163; and transferred responsibility of school safety from law enforcement into the hands of the federal Department of Education.
Unsurprisingly, with an agenda that prioritizes criminality, crime rates aggressively rose. The NYPD released statistics for January 2022, and the data showed that “New York City experienced a 38.5% increase in overall major crimes last month compared to the same time period last year.”
In the midst of the crime surge at the hands of lawless Democrats, a highly-publicized shooting occurred on the subway on Tuesday morning. According to a news report:
A man wearing a gas mask and a green construction vest…. Tossed two smoke canisters in the train car to distract the rush hour crowd before opening fire.
Governor Kathy Hochul responded to the tragedy by saying, “We are sick and tired of reading headlines about crime.” But what about the citizens of New York? Are they ‘sick and tired’ of being on the receiving end of the rampant lawlessness ushered in by members of the Democrat party to which Hochul belongs?
GOOD: The NYC subway shooting suspect has been arrested.
BAD: He’ll be out on bail shortly.
— Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla) April 13, 2022
Back in January of this year, New York City Democrat mayor, Eric Adams, released his “Blueprint to End Gun Violence.” Per the remarks of his statement, “It is illegal to carry a gun in our city, yet our police officers take them off the street every day in record numbers.” So why is that?
Because laws infringing the right to keep and bear arms don’t actually prevent violence with a gun. Anyone seeking to inflict fatal harm upon the innocent with a firearm is not going to comply with laws restricting the use or ownership of such weapons.
The answer is not to cripple law-abiding citizens with frivolous governmental overreach, but rather more guns in the hands of a responsible citizenry.