Misleading The American People to Believe Something Different

The increasingly prevalent tactic among lefties of stricter gun control laws is exploiting incidents of gun violence for their political advantage. Their primary focus isn’t on the tragedy itself, but how it can serve their political narrative. It’s essential to comprehend that their agenda is not solely about gun control, but about establishing a misleading connection in public perception – that firearms equate to crime.

They aim to make people believe that once firearms are removed, crime and violence will subsequently disappear. Nevertheless, it’s worth remembering that firearms have been an inherent part of American history for centuries and have coexisted during periods of both peace and unrest.

The Unseen Consequences of Gun Control. Analyzing countries with rigid gun control laws such as the UK reveals a surge in other violent crimes like muggings, sexual assault, and homicides, with knife attacks increasing by 80%. Although it’s generally more challenging to fatally harm someone with a knife, larger, stronger individuals and gangs have an advantage when their potential victims are unarmed. In essence, disarming citizens makes life easier for criminals, not the other way around.

Therefore, if firearms aren’t the sole instigators of escalating violence, what else contributes? Interestingly, those advocating for stricter gun control are often the ones responsible for a spike in homicide rates.

Political Influence on Crime Rates. In the US, violent crimes and murders are notably higher in Democrat-governed cities, many of which have implemented stricter gun control measures. Of the 30 most violent cities in the US, 27 are predominantly Democrat-controlled. Hence, regions with a significant leftist influence seem to experience higher levels of violence, theft, sexual assault, and murder.

The Side Effects of Democratic Leadership on Crime. Democratic leadership, unfortunately, appears to be associated with higher crime rates. Consider other trends, such as the incarceration rates in a state or county, the severity of punishment for violent crimes and repeat offenders and the approach to mental health issues. Democrats often advocate for lenient policies for criminals, reduced sentences for violent crime, and vehemently oppose incarcerating individuals with severe mental illnesses.

These leaders are ready to limit 2nd Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens but display little interest in detaining criminals or separating mentally unstable individuals from society. This paradox raises questions about their true intentions – are they really aiming to reduce violence, or are they using it as a pretext to erode constitutional rights?

Understanding the Effectiveness of Incarceration. In reality, incarceration proves to be far more effective in curbing violence than stringent gun control. However, to truly grasp its effectiveness, we must consider both prison incarceration and mental asylum incarceration. US incarceration trends over the last century reveal intriguing patterns.

The Role of Mental Health Institutions in Crime Prevention. From the 1930s to the 1960s, psychiatric incarceration increased, and like a miracle, violence across the US significantly dropped. However, as mental institutions began to close in the 1970s, homicide rates surged again. Without these asylums and with lower prison incarcerations, homicides proliferated. It wasn’t until the mid-1980s, when prison rates increased that violence began to decline.

Repeating History: Ignoring Mental Health Issues. Mental health problems are on the rise in the US, with over 42% of Gen Z diagnosed with at least one mental health condition. Given the lack of sufficient mental health facilities, we are likely to revisit the early 1900s scenario – with a dwindling prison population and the absence of mental asylums, violence may spiral out of control.

Unspoken Solutions to Rising Crime Rates. The elephant in the room is the issue that leftist politics often overlooks. Despite the abundance of social justice initiatives and welfare programs, the problem persists. Separating individuals who pose a danger to society is the most effective method of saving lives and preserving civilization.