(Chris Parker, Headline USA) As the nation was rocked by shootings in Chicago and Philadelphia on July 4, Democrats responded with astonishing immediacy by launching attacks against 2nd Amendment rights.
Democrat Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia pulled no punches in his assault on self-defense rights when he proclaimed “only police should have guns,” reported Breitbart.
Two police officers suffered gun shot wounds on Independence Day in his city. Kenney’s response came less than a day later.
Chicago also saw bloodshed as seven people were killed and 37 wounded during multiple shootings across the city during the holiday weekend. Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded to the incident on Twitter by saying we “all are vulnerable without a federal effort to take weapons of war out of the hands of civilians.”
Both cities have already implemented stringent anti-gun policies that make it very difficult for law-abiding citizens to purchase guns. Chicago has also implemented highly controversial red flag laws. Those laws are designed to bar Americans from owning guns based on whether they meet specific criteria set by the government.
Chicago also has a waiting period for gun purchases, strict licensing requirements and a ban on high-capacity magazines. Despite these measures, gun violence continues to rise in Chicago. The city also boasts more gun crimes than most other large US cities.
Still, President Biden weighed in on the shootings with an increased focus on gun control.
“I recently signed the first major bipartisan gun reform legislation in almost 30 years into law, which includes actions that will save lives. But there is much more work to do, and I’m not going to give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence,” he said.
While his legislation will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to purchase guns, it will do little to stop those manufactured and sold on the black market. The Justice Department reported that over a quarter of the guns used in crimes were purchased from the black market, according to Fox News.