When President Joe Biden announced he was creating an office of “gun violence prevention,” we all knew what was going to happen.
In due course, the White House would use our tax dollars to actively work at undermining our Second Amendment rights. It might take them a couple of months to get their feet under them, but this federal jobs program for anti-gun activists was bound to start “producing.”
After all, anti-gunners have been clamoring for it for a while. Do you think they’d give up once they got there? Hardly.
And it seems the time for them to waste our money is now.
The White House is set to hold a series of events this week focused on combatting gun violence in Black communities as President Joe Biden continues to push Congress to do more on gun control.
The events, organized by the newly created White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, kick off Monday with a nationwide virtual meeting with Black leaders on tackling gun violence in their communities. Biden will deliver a message recognizing this week as “Community Violence Awareness Week.”
White House officials will later host a roundtable discussion on gun violence with Black elected officials from across the country. It will be followed by a virtual workshop to connect state and local leaders to federal resources to address gun violence including community safety programs.
The week, which coincides with Black History Month, will culminate Friday with a White House ceremony hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris to honor 31 graduates of the inaugural class of trainees from the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy.
“Gun violence is a public health crisis that impacts our communities every day,” said Greg Jackson, deputy director of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. “And while we know we need action from Congress, there’s a lot we can do to create an all-of-government approach to this health crisis, and our team is charged with that.”
Except that “gun violence” isn’t a public health crisis. Sure, if you squint at it just right, it might look like one, but acts of violence are the result of a conscious decisions made by the perpetrator. Unless you treat that as the public health crisis and stop trying to go after guns instead, you’re never getting anywhere.
The problem is that we don’t have a media interested in challenging the underlying claim, that this is a public health issue. They’re willing to swallow what’s fed to them by the White House and by other advocates whole.
Then again, since most of them support gun control themselves, why would they challenge anything?
At the end of the day, this week of events will do nothing but squander taxpayer money, make gun grabbers feel even more empowered, and then do absolutely nothing about the issues that lead to so-called gun violence.
Homicides are dropping now, so expect them to take credit when that continues. If it goes up, it won’t be a failure on their part but literally everyone else.
Meanwhile, we’ve got a crisis at the border that the president claims he can’t do anything about when he can, an opioid crisis that the White House is seemingly ignoring, and a thousand other issues that the Biden administration could use taxpayer money to at least examine, but instead they want to use it to rip the Constitution to shreds while pretending it’s all for our own good.
Then again, there’s nothing about this that’s shocking.
It’ll just be hilarious to see the anti-gunners freak out when this same office, under a Republican president, starts advocating for constitutional carry as a way to combat “gun violence. They asked for the office. They don’t realize that now both sides get to play.