by Daniel Greenfield, DC Clothesline:
Even as gun violence breaks records in New York City, Chicago, and Philly, the Democrats don’t have much to say about the epidemic of shootings or their pet cause, gun control. While activist Democrat prosecutors like Attorney General Letitia James have neglected to deal with the violence and are instead targeting the NRA, they aren’t really talking about gun control.
Mass shootings are rarely mentioned anymore even though there are more of them than ever.
A Washington D.C. mass shooting at a cookout last month that wounded 20 people was treated as another local crime story. And there are a lot of these local crime stories as shootings rise.
New York City has blown past 1,000 shootings, of all kinds, individual and mass, Philly hit 1,300, and Chicago is approaching 3,000 shootings.
3 Democrat cities alone will soon account for some 5,000 shootings.
These are the kinds of numbers we used to see out of Iraq. Now we see them in America.
The Gun Violence Archive recently tweeted that it “had never totaled more than 60 mass shootings in a single month – it has now eclipsed that number for four straight months, and September is on pace to do the same.”
From 2014 to 2019, there was an average of 348 mass shootings. 2020 is far from over, but there have been 438 mass shootings, and the Gun Violence Archive estimates it will hit 590.
In just the first 8 days of September, there were 21 mass shootings.
And these mass shootings are inescapably tied to the Black Lives Matter violence that crippled police, wrecked public safety, and led Democrats to call for an end to cops.
Every full month in which Black Lives Matter riots and rallies took place has recorded more mass shootings than the first three months of the year combined.
There were 25 mass shootings in January and 95 mass shootings in June, the first full month of Black Lives Matter riots.
There were a total of 70 mass shootings in the first three months of the year and a total of 260 mass shootings in the previous three months which were filled with BLM violence.
Beyond the violence of the riots, which have included firebombs, shootings, stabbings, and multiple assaults on police officers, random drivers, shopkeepers, and anyone in the way, the Democrat political movement led cities to pull back police or tied up officers with the riots.
Gang members got the message and ramped up looting and territorial battles.
Between 2008 and 2018, murder was the leading cause for black men between the ages of 15 to 34 with over 55,000 dead. That’s over 10 times the numbers of US casualties in Iraq.