- THE PATRIOT POST - MARK ALEXANDER - APR 13, 2022 -
“Freedom is a fragile thing and … must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation.”
“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…”
— James Madison (1788)
In the bowels of New York’s subway system, crime has surged 65%. The city’s new mayor, Eric Adams, had to walk back his assertion that there was an undue “perception of fear” about the subway system after a woman was shoved in front of an oncoming train. Former NYPD Commissioner Howard Safir set the record straight: “Perception often is reality, and if you happen to be one of the victims it’s certainly reality.”
That reality struck hard again Tuesday in the borough of Brooklyn, as an assailant injured 10 people in a premeditated attack, five of whom are in critical but stable condition. After setting off a smoke bomb in a transit car to obscure his actions, the black male suspect, Frank James, fired a weapon into the crowd of morning commuters.
The attack has the imprint of a hate crime, given the suspect’s racist social media rants — except the notion of a “black supremacist” weaponized by Marxist Black Lives Matter radicals does not fit the Left’s profile of a “hate crime.”
It’s a deadly irony that in a city that ranks at the top of those with the strictest gun control laws in the nation, the bad guy had a weapon, but none of the law-abiding citizens could defend themselves against the assault and stop him. Where weapons are outlawed, only outlaws have weapons, which explains why the deadliest large cities in the nation — including Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Baltimore, and Washington, DC — are those with the most restrictions on firearms, and all under the control of Democrats.
Last week, armed thugs assaulted and killed six individuals in Sacramento, but before the blood had dried and a more detailed narrative could emerge, Joe Biden blamed the deaths and injuries on “gun violence” in our nation’s urban centers rather than the assailants.
Predictably, he used the assault to promote his Second Amendment deconstruction agenda, opportunistically claiming: “America once again mourns for another community devastated by gun violence. … We know these lives were not the only lives impacted by gun violence last night. … We must do more than mourn; we must act … to implement my comprehensive gun crime reduction strategy.”
Despite Biden’s superhero crime fighter facade, “gun violence” was not the cause of death in Sacramento any more than it was the cause of yesterday’s injuries in New York. It is just a manifestation of the violent criminal problem the Democrats have propagated for seven decades.
If Biden really wanted to address what he calls an “epidemic of violence,” he would make the epidemic of black-on-black assaults and murder in America his administration’s highest priority. But he won’t. He is too busy promoting his “white supremacy” bogeyman.
Fact is, almost half of new gun owners are women, and there has been a surge of legal firearm purchases by black citizens. Furthermore, after the election of Biden, there were more than 18 million firearms purchased by all Americans in 2021. There has also been a significant increase in the issuance of carry permits as support for gun rights grows.
But Biden is busy vilifying all of them.
It is notable that last year, the week before our Patriots’ Day commemoration of the battles of Lexington and Concord — a case study of consequences when tyrannical governments attempt to disarm the people — Biden announced six incremental executive orders aimed at the Left’s ultimate goal of deconstructing and repealing the Second Amendment. He declared then, “No amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”