July 09, 2020
By Larry Keane
Big city mayors must have a standard checklist in the back of their press briefing binders. That page would have one entry that would read:
"When your failed policies create chaos, blame guns."
It would sound ridiculous, but that is what is happening. Crime is skyrocketing in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta and Seattle. Those aren’t the only cities, but a crime storm is brewing. City leaders are engaging in a blame game rather than accountability when the consequences of failed policies wreak havoc in their communities. Their bogeyman is a gun. Laying the blame at the feet of the criminals committing the crimes would be problematic because it would call into question a...