Brazen NYC murder shows gun control's futility

New York City has historically been the American city with the most gun control. Not only does state law hold there, but the city has its own brand of restrictions as well.

Sure, after Bruen, a lot of that isn’t what it used to be, but there’s still more gun control than, say, Atlanta or Houston.

And advocates of such policies swear that it creates a safer environment.

Yeah, based on some recent events, that’s perfectly clear.

New York City police say a group of masked men gunned down a 17-year-old male in the Bronx.

The group of five suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing approached the teen at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Sunday near Beekman Ave. near E. 141st St. in Mott Haven on Sunday, according to the New York City Police Department. They opened fire, striking the victim in the chest, police said.

The 17-year-old was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Now, that’s most movie stuff right there. That’s the kind of thing that doesn’t happen in real life, only on the screen, be it large or small.

And yet, it has, and in one of the cities that has most fully embraced gun control.

Clearly, that worked beautifully.

See, the problem with gun control isn’t that it’ll stop criminals from getting guns. In fact, the stricter the gun control, the more likely that only criminals get guns.

No, the problem with gun control is that it only stops the law-abiding.

If you want guns, you’ll find a way to get them. Especially in this day and age when it’s so relatively easy to build a gun in the privacy of your own home. And yes, you can do so without a so-called ghost gun kit.

Guns are going to end up in criminal hands regardless of what gun control says.

Yet let’s also note that these brazen acts aren’t happening in more rural, pro-gun parts of the nation. They’re not happening in constitutional carry states or states with a long history of support for the Second Amendment.

No, it happened in the gun control capital of the nation.

That’s because these thugs knew that while their target may or may not have been armed–no motive has been suggested as of yet so we don’t know much about the victim–they knew there was still a low likelihood of anyone nearby having a gun.

Yes, despite the Bruen decision. After all, new gun control laws passed in the wake of that decision are arguably worse than what existed previously.

But those laws didn’t stop a brazen murder in the middle of the Big Apple, now did they?

That’s because gun control laws never work like that. In fact, there’s no evidence they work at all. There’s no evidence they’ll ever work.

Unfortunately, that evidence isn’t enough to sway a great many people who seem to think gun control is the answer to our nation’s ills. Then again, no amount of evidence will sway such people.