Susan Stamper Brown
"...when the wicked rule, the people groan." - Proverbs 29:2
Forget diamonds. A Glock is this girl's best friend.
Strapping one on my thigh over camos is a pretty sexy fashion statement if you ask me. Functional too, especially now that crime's on the rise in the U.S. thanks to the anti-cop, soft-on-crime Progressive left. Crime's moving in the wrong direction. The world is on fire and America's enemies are taking advantage of our President's impotent leadership. Domestically, it's as if Gotham's been reborn.
So I carry a Glock and target shoot rather than shop at Target.com in my spare time.
How ironic that Pope Francis scolded Congress for gun sales, yet was surrounded by a veritable army of gun-wielding security forces while here in the United States. His protection was reinforced with metal detectors and high fences surrounded by layer upon layer of Vatican security guards, Secret Service and federal agents, counterterrorism units and local police.
As nice of a person the Pope appears, this is how the far-left rolls. "Do as I say, not as I do" is their motto.
That this degree of firearm protection is necessary to protect the Pontiff shows us what happens in America when the anti-cop, anti-gun, wrist-slapping, soft-on-crime left is in control. Fact is, over the last year, ten large U.S. cities have experienced a sobering rise in murder rates.
To no surprise, all but one are run by Democrat mayors.
Milwaukee saw a 76-percent increase in murder rates. St. Louis followed with 60-percent, Baltimore, 56 percent, Washington, 44 percent, New Orleans, 22 percent, Chicago, 20 percent, Kansas City, 20 percent, Dallas, 17 percent, New York, 9 percent, and Philadelphia 4 percent. Chicago's had at least 2,300 shootings this year with more than 50 on the September 26 weekend and at least 45 the weekend prior.
That's a big deal. A Joe Biden kind of big deal.
If I were the mayor of one of those crime-ridden cities I'd pull a John Boehner and resign. But Democrats (and most of the GOP establishment) care much less about the people they represent as they do about themselves or their deep pocket donors.
Predictably, the relentless blathering we hear from the left about social justice has dangerously fallen on the wrong ears. It's become like poison to the souls of some very angry people. Obviously, the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement interprets this blathering as a license for violence. Protestors are regularly seen disgustingly taunting police chanting, "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" after cop killings. In July, the group's founder, Patrisse Cullors, reportedly interrupted a conference yelling, "Burn everything down" with fellow activists.
Rather than standing against it, the Democrat Party dove deeper into the dumpster, affirming the group at a DNC meeting in August. They're in good company. The White House has entertained them and Democratic Party presidential candidate hopefuls followed suit. Martin O'Malley apologized to BLM for his sensible statement that all lives matter. In early August, Bernie Sanders, the candidate I envision as what happens when Sesame Street's Bert is crossed with Ernie (Bernie), was driven offstage by BLM activists in Seattle. Thereafter, he's pandered to them, loading his social media with BLM topics.
And then there's Hillary Clinton... Mysteriously, she's found a way to keep BLM from interrupting her events. Maybe someone should check her emails.
According to the New York Times, at least 35 of the nation's cities have experienced increases in murders and violent crimes. Though no one knows exactly why, it sure seems the reason for the uptick in violence is what the NYT calls "intense national scrutiny" err, the Obama administration's unwelcomed insertion into local issues like Ferguson, Missouri. That, coupled with all the anti-cop, anti-gun rhetoric floating around out there has led to less policing. And less policing emboldens criminals.
And that, my friends, is why this girl's glad she owns a Glock.