File this one under the ridiculous statements made by an MSNBC anchor section. The far left once again blurs the line between gun-crime and firearms in general. The host, Melissa Harris-Perry, questions whether the “lack of national, common sense gun laws,” create an environment where police assume everyone is armed and act accordingly. What she, and most who follow her line of thinking, fails to realize is an increase in gun laws will only serve to limit those who choose to follow the law. Police will still be threatened by criminals who, more often than not, obtain their weapons by unlawful means.
By AWR Hawkins
On March 28, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry suggested the push away from gun control and toward expanded gun rights–which means more armed, law-abiding citizens–actually puts police lives in danger.
Harris-Perry read a summary from a recent Department of Justice report on police activity in Chicago and New York City. She then specifically focused on Philadelphia police, whom the report claims “averaged about one shooting a week from 2007 to 2013.” She said that during this time period “the percentage of unarmed suspects shot by the police increased from 6 percent to 20 percent.”
Harris-Perry then paused and asked, “Is is possible that our lack of national, common sense gun control laws leads to a situation where it is more dangerous to be a police officer and so police officers begin acting in ways that they expect everyone to be armed?” READ MORE …
Donny Kendal is an editor at the New Revere Daily Press, graphic designer, and host of The Heartland Institute’s popular “In the Tank” podcast.