Abject Liberal Failures, Not Guns, Are To Blame…

Detroit Area Economy Worsens As Big Three Automakers Face Dire Crisis

Here is a list of the 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America. I am going out on a limb here, but I’m betting most (if not all) have been liberal democrat strongholds for generations.

Kevin D. Williamson @ NRO explains this stark fact in great detail…

The United States does not suffer from an inflated rate of homicides perpetrated with guns; it suffers from an inflated rate of homicides. The argument about gun control is at its root a way to put conservatives on the defensive about liberal failures, from schools that do not teach to police departments that do not police and criminal-justice systems that do not bring criminals to justice. The gun-control debate is an exercise in changing the subject.

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The Left, of course, very strongly desires not to discuss those reasons, because those reasons often point to the failure of progressive policies. For this reason, statistical and logical legerdemain is the order of the day when it comes to the gun debate.

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But talking about what is actually wrong with Detroit, Chicago, or Philadelphia forces liberals to think about things they’d rather not think about, for instance the abject failure of the schools they run to do much other than transfer money from homeowners to union bosses. Liberals love to talk about the “root causes” of crime and social dysfunction, except when the root cause is liberalism, in which case it’s, “Oh, look! A scary-looking squirrel gun!”

But the gun-control debate proceeds as though suicide and violent crime were part of a unitary phenomenon rather than separate issues with separate causes. The entire debate serves to obfuscate what ails our country rather than to clarify it.

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Related:

“NBC Cheers Gun Control Advocates ‘Pushing Back’ at Town Halls, But Dismissed Tea Party Pressure as Manufactured”

MSNBC – Matthews: “It’s the guy, mostly the guy, the white guy, mostly, who is gun absorbed…” and

Deutsch: Pro-gun Senators ‘Literally Have Blood on Their Hands’ and

“MSNBC Host Mocks NRA With Offensive Version of the Lord’s Prayer: ‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Dead’”

“One of the Most Unlikely Gun Advocates Tells His Story”

“Obama vows to keep at gun control: ‘This is just the first round'” and

“Shotgun” Joe Biden planning fresh gun control push

“Poll shows 29 percent of voters think ‘armed revolution’ might be needed”

So we got all that going for us.