Gun control groups have a tendency to look at a lot of problems through the prism of gun control. They cannot imagine a world where it doesn’t solve anything.
Yes, they’re often reality-challenged.
Take what they’re saying in Hartford, Connecticut.
Hartford Police are still investigating a shooting that took place Monday evening near Bedford St., that injured three people and killed 33-year-old Jermaine Davis—making it the 10th homicide in Hartford in 2022.
With ten homicides just four months into the year, it doubled the amount this time last year. Gun Control Advocacy organizations FOX61 caught up with said this should be a wake-up call that gun violence is a public health crisis.
“If there’s ten already, what will happen in the next few months,” asked Henrietta Beckman president of Mothers United Against Violence.
Beckman shared that she lost her son to gun violence in 2002, which is her drive to keep fighting for him.
“It’s time for us to put down these guns, young people; we love you, you are valued, and your life matters,” said Beckman. “So stop the violence.”
Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV) explained that the gun violence crisis disproportionately affects communities of color. Executive Director Jeremy Stein said 10% of the state is black, yet; they make up 56% of the gun homicides in Connecticut.
“We can’t afford to wait until the next shooting happens before we do anything,” Stein said.
Connecticut already has tons of gun control laws, such as magazine restrictions, permit to purchase requirements, universal background checks, red flag laws, and many other regulations we’ve been assured were necessary to prevent this kind of thing.
And yet, here we are.
It seems that the laws these activists supported, the laws they said would make cities like Hartford safer, don’t seem to be doing a bloody thing.
For all the push for gun control, they forgot that criminals don’t obey those laws. They get their guns via the black market or they steal them from people who jumped through all of those hoops. As such, those laws don’t actually do anything to them, they just screw things up for the non-criminals.
If laws were going to work, then the laws against murder would be sufficient, but they’re not.
And let’s be honest, if the new laws only impacted criminals, I doubt many people would have opposed them. You’re not getting between me and my right to keep and bear arms? Fantastic.
The problem is, they don’t.
Instead, they only inhibit law-abiding people without actually impacting the criminals who are ostensibly targeted by these laws. That’s why we’re so frustrated by them.
Then, of course, is the fact that they simply don’t work, as we can clearly see in Hartford. A surge in homicides, even as most of the rest of the nation is starting to settle down. It’s a perfect time for gun control to at least look like it’s working, and it sucks so bad it can’t even do that.
In Connecticut, of all places.