Get ready for my confession.
I’m white, male, and Republican. I dislike government. I believe in the Constitution. I demand a wall to secure our border.
But I’m just getting started.
I’ve watched violent TV shows and movies my whole life. I don’t watch a show unless it's cops vs. bad guys, or military, or mafia movies like "Godfather" or "Goodfellas."
And I’ve owned guns for self-defense my entire adult life. I have a CCW (concealed weapon) permit. I’m packing right now. I love to go gun shooting… with my kids! I took my daughter shooting to celebrate her graduation from Harvard. We shot machine guns.
Yet somehow, despite this resume, I’ve never shot anyone. I’ve never killed anyone. I’ve never committed a crime.
Can you imagine that? I'm sure it's hard for liberals or the mainstream media to believe.
Except there are 63 million Trump voters much like me. Many of them heroic military vets, by the way. Yes, we have guns. Yet we have never and will never commit a crime. We are patriots. We're your true "first responders" that can stop a mass shooting before it gets out of hand.
Based on the hysterical propaganda coming from the media and Democrat presidential candidates this past week, you'd think all white male Republicans are killers. Not just killers, but mass shooters.
And President Trump is to blame. Along with 63 million Trump voters.
And banning guns is the only answer.
But they forgot to mention a few things...
The 2018 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics reports non-citizens (primarily illegal aliens) make up 7% of America’s population, but commit 42% of federal crimes.
Isn’t it strange how all these foreign criminals killing American citizens doesn’t bother the Democrat Party, or the mainstream media? No headlines. No hysteria. No calls for action.
If Trump is responsible for every white mass shooter, aren’t Democrats responsible for the vast majority of the violent crime committed by criminals they let into the country and then protect in their Sanctuary cities?
On the days leading to the two terrible mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, there were 60 shootings in Chicago. It was so bad, Mount Sinai Hospital had to stop accepting patients on Sunday because they hit maximum capacity in their trauma center.
60 shot? How did that escape the media’s glare?
A year ago, on the same weekend in Chicago, 74 people were shot and 12 killed. Yet no blame for Democrats.
Chicago already has the nation’s strictest gun control laws. They are a massive failure. There's the equivalent of a mass shooting very weekend in Chicago.
Now let's look South of our border. Wikipedia reports, “Mexico has extremely restrictive laws regarding gun possession. There is only one gun store in the entire country…”
Yet 889 people were killed in the first seven months of this year in Juarez, Mexico, El Paso’s sister city.
There were 25,339 murders in Mexico last year. And our southern neighbor just set a new all-time record with 17,608 murders in the first half of this year.
How's strict gun control working out for Mexico's law-abiding citizens? It doesn't seem to slow down the criminals, or the gangs, or the Cartel. But the innocent people are helpless, defenseless "sitting ducks."
So, I guess the problem isn’t one race. Or Republicans. Or Trump.
Did I mention the shooter in Dayton was a registered Democrat, a supporter of antifa, and a fan of Elizabeth Warren? Is President Trump to blame? It’s funny how the media didn’t mention that. Liberal mass shooters are covered up and never mentioned again.
The problem isn’t even mass shootings. They’re horrific, but they make up a tiny percentage of murders.
And the answer sure isn’t strict gun control. The facts prove it not only doesn’t work. Criminals don’t care, but defenseless citizens are slaughtered.
So please, Mr. President, let’s not jump to conclusions and make bad decisions based on one very tragic weekend. I’ll have some commonsense solutions that might actually work in my next column.
Wayne Allyn Root is the host of "The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on Newsmax TV, nightly at 8 p.m. ET, found on DirecTV channel 349, Dish TV channel 216, or at NewsmaxTV.com. He is also a nationally syndicated radio host. Wayne Allyn Root is a former libertarian vice presidential nominee. He is the best-selling author of "The Power of Relentless." Read more reports from Wayne Allyn Root — Click Here Now.
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