It seems some anti-gun politicians would rather see law-abiding citizens become victims of crime than allow them to legally own a gun.
Yep, you read that right.
In a story right out of Bizarro World…. Opps, Sorry – In a story from our Nation’s Capital, where violent crime is up over 40% in the first two months of this year, there are some in the government who say being a victim is better than being able to defend yourself.
And again, YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT!
With violent crime left virtually unchecked, Washington D.C. Residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Washington D.C. is a notoriously Anti-Gun city, with some of the country’s most draconian firearms laws. In fact, the loopholes and regulations in D.C. make it almost impossible for a law-abiding citizen to own a gun.
In a meeting that was open to the public last week, D.C. residents showed up to ask Council members why the city makes it so difficult for law-abiding residents to register guns. They also wanted to know why the city refuses to allow them to carry weapons outside of their homes.
The City’s response:
Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, told the crowd that “crime victims should give the criminals what they want.”
He then went on to tell them how becoming a victim is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”
Another D.C. Councilman Jack Evans commented…. “Although none of us like making it easier for someone to have a gun legally, we believe that this is what we have to do.”
If Gun control is the answer, why is it that Washington D.C. has one of the highest crime rates in the country? Not only has crime increased 40% in the first two months of the year, but since D.C. enacted one of the most restrictive gun laws back in 1976, the murder rate has also increased by 134%.