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Gun Violence is Not a Republican Problem, It's a Democratic Problem
Front Page Magazine ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 01/18/2013 10:17:47 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost

Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won’t have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls.

You won’t find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica.

67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average.

Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. Those are the places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. And many of them have been run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken.

Obama won every major city in the election, except for Jacksonville and Salt Lake City. And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory.

He won New Orleans by 80 to 17 where the murder rate is ten times higher than the national average. He won Detroit, where the murder rate of 53 per 100,000 people is the second highest in the country and twice as high as any country in the world, including the Congo and South Africa. He won it 73 to 26. And then he celebrated his victory in Chicago where the murder rate is three times the statewide average.

These places aren’t America. They’re Obamerica.

In 2006, the 54% of the population living in those 50 metro areas was responsible for 67% of armed killings nationwide. Those are disproportionate numbers especially when you consider that for the people living in most of those cities walking into a store and legally buying a gun is all but impossible.

Mayors of Obamerican cities blame guns because it’s easier than blaming people and now the President of Obamerica has turned to the same shameless tactic. The NRA counters that people kill people, but that’s exactly why Obamerican leaders would rather talk about the guns.

Chicago, the capital of Obamerica, is a city run by gangs and politicians. It has 68,000 gang members, four times the number of police officers. Chicago politicians solicit the support of gang members in their campaigns, accepting laundered contributions from them, hiring their members and tipping them off about upcoming police raids. And their biggest favor to the gang bosses is doing nothing about the epidemic of gang violence.

80% of Chicago’s murders are gang-related. But in 1999 when a bill came up in the Illinois State Senate to charge anyone carrying out a firearm attack on school property as an adult, a law that would have largely affected gang members, the future leader of Obamerica voted present. Had he not voted present, it is doubtful that he would have been reelected in an area where gang leaders wield a great deal of influence.

The majority of murders in the cities with the worst homicide rates are gang-related. And while it isn’t always possible to be certain whether a killing was gang-related, the majority of homicide victims in city after city have been found to have criminal records.

In 2010, there were 11,078 firearm homicides in the United States and over 2,000 known gang-related killings, over 90% of which are carried out with firearms. Since 1981, Los Angeles alone has had 16,000 gang related homicides. That’s more than twice the number of Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is what Obamerica looks like. It’s a place where life is cheap and illegal guns are as available as illegal drugs. It’s the war that we aren’t talking about, because it’s easier to talk about the inanimate objects being used to fight that war.

There are, as John Edwards said, two Americas. America is a country that runs pretty well. And then there’s Obamerica. Not all of Obamerica is broken, but a lot of it is. America does not have a gun violence problem. Obamerica does. And Obamerica has a gun violence problem for the same reason that it has a drug problem and a broken family problem.

Democratic leaders and machines, combined with social workers and justice crusaders have run Obamerica into the ground. Obamerican cities used to be the homes of industry and progress. Now they’re places where young Black and Hispanic men kill each other in growing numbers.

America does not need gun control. It is a mostly law-abiding place. And gun control cannot help Obamerica. Not when its murder rate is driven by gangs who have no trouble obtaining anything; whether it’s legal in the United States or not.

This country does not need to have a conversation about how many bullets should go in a clip. It does need to have a conversation about how many parents should go in a family. It needs to talk about the ghettos of Obamerica and have a serious conversation about broken families and generational dependency.

Obama has become a role model to millions of people in the black community. If anyone can address these problems, it’s him. But instead of trying to solve the problems of Obamerica, instead of doing something about the high levels of unemployment, the broken families and the glamorization of drug dealing and violent crime, he wimped out and picked a fight with rural America.

AIDS prevention was sabotaged by the claim that the disease was a general problem spreading through the population. It wasn’t. Neither is gun violence.

Adam Lanza is as much of a poster boy for gun violence, as Ryan White was for AIDS. A better poster boy for gun violence might be Jay-Z, who boasts of having been a drug dealer and claims to have shot his brother at the age of 12. The drug dealer to millionaire rapper is the Horatio Alger story of Obamerica. And Jay-Z can be seen partying with Obama.

If Obama really wants to get serious about gun violence, then all he has to do is turn to the man standing next to him. But Obama, like every Chicago politician before him, don’t want to end the violence. The death toll is profitable, not just for rappers writing bad poetry about dealing drugs and shooting rivals, but for the politicians atop that heap who score money and gain power by using the problems of Obamerica as some sort of call to conscience for the rest of the country.

That’s what Obama is doing now. Hiding behind Newtown and adorable little kids is the grim specter of Obamerica’s death toll. It’s buried inside the gruesome figures of how many Americans are shot each year issued as an indictment against the entire country in general and gun owners in particular. But those numbers are not an indictment of America. They are an indictment of Democratic mayors and liberal social policy. They are an indictment of Obama.

We need to set aside the same old tired social justice rhetoric and have a serious conversation about what is wrong with New Orleans, Detroit and Chicago. And we need to do it before it’s too late.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; danielgreenfield; democratgunviolence; democratmurderrate; greenfield; guncontrol; gunviolence; murderrare; murderrate; obamerica; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/18/2013 10:17:52 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
Obama won every major city in the election, except for Jacksonville and Salt Lake City.

I wonder how these two cities rank nationally on crime rates. My guess is not very high. Especially Salt Lake City. They don't have many people who look like Obama's sons.

2 posted on 01/18/2013 10:22:40 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

First, I LOVE your name!

Second, what a great post! Thanks for putting this on FR!


3 posted on 01/18/2013 10:25:46 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Public bookmark added. Thank you for this post.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 10:28:59 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
 
 
Obama has become a role model to millions of people in the black community. If anyone can address these problems, it’s him. But instead of trying to solve the problems of Obamerica, instead of doing something about the high levels of unemployment, the broken families and the glamorization of drug dealing and violent crime, he wimped out and picked a fight with rural America.
 
This is the important part - Obama has the bully pulpit, he could speak messages of peace, but he's not and he won't. Peace is not within him, merely chaos to promote adversarial agendas.
 
 
 

5 posted on 01/18/2013 10:31:41 AM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

This is the best post I’ve read in a long while. Thanks to you and to Frontpage.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 10:33:07 AM PST by BillM (.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Well, the good news is that most of those murders are scum killing scum at no net loss to society.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 10:36:05 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

bttt


8 posted on 01/18/2013 10:37:49 AM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Most gun crime is committed by liberals.....

This won’t ever be heard on any major network news.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 10:45:32 AM PST by Jvette
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
Obama won every major city in the election, except for Jacksonville and Salt Lake City. And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory.

Criminals are always foursquare in favor of leftist extremist so-called "gun control:" it makes them safer.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 10:46:33 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Wow. Quite an article. Thanks for posting.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 10:47:10 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
80% of Chicago’s murders are gang-related. But in 1999 when a bill came up in the Illinois State Senate to charge anyone carrying out a firearm attack on school property as an adult, a law that would have largely affected gang members, the future leader of Obamerica voted present. Had he not voted present, it is doubtful that he would have been reelected in an area where gang leaders wield a great deal of influence.

I had almost forgotten Obastid's dismal record of voting 'present'.

 

 

FLASHBACK: In 1999, Obama wouldn’t support tougher prosecution for school shooters

In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school.

That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year.

SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.

It passed the Illinois State Senate in a 52-1 vote, with 5 members voting present — including Obama.

That vote followed a trend for the young lawmaker, whose controversial votes on crime legislation often raised eyebrows.

A Chicago Tribune editorial even accused Obama of being a “gutless sheep” for missing a vote on crime legislation in late 1999.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/16/flashback-in-1999-obama-wouldnt-support-tougher-prosecution-for-school-shooters/#ixzz2IM1oNwmL

12 posted on 01/18/2013 10:55:23 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Conservatives and supporters of the 2nd amendment the Obama regime is using the 2nd amendment argument to blame gun owners for its inability to deal with the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings commited in areas under their solid control using illegally obtained firearms.

Obama’s solution to those inner city problems is to remove those rights provided by the constitution to have and bear arms from all US citizens.
None of those 23 so called “reforms” and unconstitutional efforts being edicted by who some call an emperor do not deal with the following issues briefly outlined below .

They won’t because instead of creating a uniformly democratic society where every citizen has an equal voice no matter what their race or ethnicity.

Obama’s policies have divided races and ethnic groups gerrymandering congressional districts where much of this criminal activity occurs. GOPES {goverment of the people (republican party) elites} see this issue as a 3rd rail because most of it is black on black or illegal vs illegal (Mexican) activity .

GOPES are also afraid to say that policy also increased racial tension which has resited in deaths. But again GOPES accept this because of the influence of mainline socialist media which would be accusing them of “racism” if they dare to question it.

The purpose of all this hype on guns is to keep the right and conservatives focused on what the Demo-Coms describe as issues through their propaganda arm known as the MSM (mainline socialist media) not on the problems created by the “Libs” on their road of good intentions or the socialist/fascists/communists successors to comtrol over todays Democrat party; Which is the cost ,waste, and corruption of his administration which had led to a 16 trillion dollar deficit.

Not one word will address or offer a solution about the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings using illegaly obtained mostly handguns and revolvers .Using code words like “assault rifles” which are really single shot per trigger pull semi automatic rifles, used for small game hunting or target practice. That are legal in every state but made to look like their military counterpart..Called AR’s since Viet Nam and a DOD decision ARs are really medium caliber (22.3) machine guns designed to wound not necessarilly kill which is why they are automatic and fire as many rounds that are in its magazine once the trigger is kept in the pulled position. .They replace quick kill 30 caliber semi automatic (single shot) M-1, Springfield rifles and carbines used during WWII and Korea and approved in most states for use in big game hunting.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2977901/posts NY Post pix of shooter using handgun

Obama certainly can’t critique a system created by his ilk .Ignored in his 23 edicts is that when once caught, perps get set free with lenient sentencing from “liberal” judges or sob sister plea bargain prosecution (which Obama supports for when a Illinois state senator while introducing legislation to sentence any 15 year old as an adult, Obama voted “absent” with others on roll call ) promoted by the MSM,The New York Times CNN, NBC and,ABC. There’s certainly no criticism of “no snitch” mentality partcularly in areas where these shootings are rampant.

It would be nice at these rallys if speakers would point these facts out to Obamas adoring public


13 posted on 01/18/2013 10:56:26 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

I’ve got it.....can we ban Democrats. LOL


14 posted on 01/18/2013 10:57:41 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

If I was a liberal, I would say this article is racist. It uses racial slurs like “Chicago”. But as a conservative, I will say the article is filled with facts.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 10:58:44 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Responsibility2nd
That point Greenfield made about Present Obama was so good, I went looking for more. And guess what? Greenfield nails it again!

 

Obama Failed to Support Illinois Bill Charging School Shooters as Adults
Front Page Mag ^ | 01/17/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
 

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 1:05:05 PM by Responsibility2nd

16 posted on 01/18/2013 11:09:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Fer ltr


17 posted on 01/18/2013 11:10:30 AM PST by digger48
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To: Responsibility2nd

“In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school.”

That is a factoid I hadn’t heard before. What a cynical piece of work he is.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 11:14:32 AM PST by zagger
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. Those are the places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. And many of them have been run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken.

Thank you. An inconvenient truth.

19 posted on 01/18/2013 11:16:10 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Vigilanteman

Not one county in Oklahoma went to Obama.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 11:26:07 AM PST by RockyMtnMan
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

“And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory.”

I’d like to see that graphed.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 11:47:04 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: blueyon

I think we should conduct a little experiment in Chicago. As it is indisputable that over 80% of the murders in Chicago in 2012 were committed by Blacks and Hispanics I suggest we forceably enter each building occupied by either a Black or Hispanic and confiscate any firearms found therein. Further, Blacks and Hispanics will be be prohibited from owning or possessing any firearm under penalty of a minimum of 25 years in prison.

Let’s see if these sensible measures have any affect on the murder rate in Chicago.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 11:56:39 AM PST by technically right
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

So most of it is what in a different age was called misdemeanor murder: “one worthless waste of human skin causing another waste of human skin to assume room temperature.” In the forties, fifties and early sixties this generally caused the responding officers to engage in a perfunctory investigation and speedily return to routine patrol.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 11:57:09 AM PST by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: ifinnegan

“And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory.”

I’d like to see that graphed.

 

I'm sure if you also contrast...
“And the higher the WELFARE rate, the bigger his victory.”
And the higher the ILLEGITIIMACY rate, the bigger his victory.”
And the higher the HIGH SCHOOL DROP-OUT rate, the bigger his victory.”
And the higher the ABORTION rate, the bigger his victory.”

You'll see parallel numbers.

 

24 posted on 01/18/2013 12:06:02 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: lapsus calami

Agreed ==== good post


25 posted on 01/18/2013 12:15:35 PM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
This country does not need to have a conversation about how many bullets should go in a clip. It does need to have a conversation about how many parents should go in a family.
An excellent summation.
26 posted on 01/18/2013 12:40:36 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

D. Greenfield wrote an outstanding piece about the stupidity of the Republican’s titled “You cannot be more Liberal than a Liberal”....http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2013/01/you-cannot-be-more-liberal-than-liberal.html


27 posted on 01/18/2013 1:08:50 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
I think I have it figured out.

Just like the term “Peace” does not mean the same thing to Communists (”absence of resistance to socialism”) or Moslems (”submission to Islam and Sharia”), the term “Gun Violence” does not mean the same thing to Progressives that it does us.

To a conservative, “gun violence” means the criminal of firearms against innocent victims. To a Progressive, “gun violence” means the use of firearms against THEM. That also explains the recent warning against violence by the “extreme right” that was issued by think tank associated with West Point.

So, one wonders what Progressives might be planning to do that might incite “gun violence” against them or by the “extreme right.”

Generally, if someone wants take your firearms away, they are planning to do something to you that you would those weapons to resist...

28 posted on 01/18/2013 1:11:24 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
Daniel Greenfield knocks another one out of the park.
29 posted on 01/18/2013 2:28:43 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Best write out there bar none - Greenfield is a master!


30 posted on 01/18/2013 2:36:02 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote; MeganC; BillM; Future Snake Eater; Responsibility2nd; CharlesMartelsGhost; ...
Best write[r] out there bar none - Greenfield is a master!

For anyone interested, expat1000 is running a ping list for Greenfield's Sultan Knish columns. Let's us Greenfield fans combine efforts to make sure this brilliant guy gets max exposure here!

31 posted on 01/18/2013 2:53:05 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: Albion Wilde

Greenfield and Steyn are as good as they get. Happy to help.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 3:46:03 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: expat1000

Ping list for Greenfield threads?

Add me to it. Thanks.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Albion Wilde; expat1000
For anyone interested, expat1000 is running a ping list for Greenfield's Sultan Knish columns.

Thanks for the heads up, AW.

expat, please add me to your ping list. Thanks!

34 posted on 01/18/2013 4:43:26 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Responsibility2nd

Welcome to the Sultan Knish/Daniel Greenfield ping list!


35 posted on 01/18/2013 5:33:18 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Gutless sheep”?

Phenominal.

If the NRA doesn’t run an ad based on that they’re idiots.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 5:54:53 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: smoothsailing

Welcome to the Sultan Knish/Daniel Greenfield ping list!


37 posted on 01/19/2013 12:01:16 AM PST by expat1000
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