The Mainstream Media’s Now Using These TWO Words to Blame Guns for Violence

Written by John DeGroff on July 29, 2016

I’ve believed for a long time that one of the cornerstones of liberalism is the complete lack of personal responsibility. After watching even a very short portion of their convention this week, (that’s all I could stomach), I’m convinced I’m completely right.

Case in point: how many times have you heard to phrase “gun crime”? Until recently, basically just this year, I don’t remember ever hearing anyone say “gun crime” during a newscast or speech. Now, it’s so common you’d be tempted to believe guns have magically become animated and alive and are roaming around indiscriminately committing horrendous acts of violence.

So, just to show how utterly asinine this phrase is, let’s take this bit of “liberal logic” and run with it for a bit.

If gun crime is caused by guns, how about…tire-iron crime? Or baseball bat crime? You can bash a skull in with either one of these implements, which means we’ll need to monitor all the tire retailers and probably shut down major league baseball because, well…it’s just so unsafe.

How about poison crimes? That would make the Orkin man a member of a hate group.

We also need to ban the automobile. I mean, seriously, they’re dangerous things. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 32,675 deaths on our highways in 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are available. That number doesn’t include a breakdown of how many deaths were caused by talking on a cell phone or texting. With all the idiots out there, though, I’m sure it’s a significant number.

Speaking of highway travel, big trucks will also need to go the way of the dinosaur. A Muslim used a semi-truck to kill 84 people in Nice, France this past July 14, Bastille Day. But, since it’s politically incorrect to disrespect the religion of peace…this is a “truck crime”; it’s the truck’s fault.

Staying with the travel theme, jet airliners have to go. I mean, the damn things are just too much temptation for the hapless members of the religion of peace. Jet airliners have caused all kinds of problems in the world, especially on that really bad day back on September 11, 2001. According to the Aviation Safety Network, in 2014, there were 990 airline related deaths.

What this means is we need to ban songs like Peter, Paul, and Mary’s 1969 hit single “Leavin’ On A Jet Plane”, (written by John Denver), and “Jet Airliner” (1977, The Steve Miller Band, written by Paul Pena). These songs are now hate speech. Come to think of it, because of “truck crime”, an entire sub-genre of country music is also hate speech.

If you really want to get specific about “gun crime” and other modes of murder, here are the 2014 FBI statistics on various methods of murder:

* Total firearm deaths-8124 (breaks down to 5562 by hand guns, 248 by rifles, 262 by shotguns, 93 by “other guns”).
*Blunt objects (i.e. the aforementioned tire irons and baseball bats)-435
*Personal (meaning hands, fists, etc.)-660
* Poison-7
* Narcotics-62
* Drowning-14
* Strangulation-89
* Asphyxiation-96
* Other weapons or weapons not stated-830
(total murders for 2014: 11,961)

Muslims seem to be hell-bent on living like they’re still in the 7th Century. If we let liberals ban everything just mentioned, we could accomplish that for them, without all the mayhem.

All the facetious banning nonsense aside, let’s go back to the original premise. Liberals such as Madam Secretary Frau Clinton have no concept of personal responsibility. She’s on record more than once saying she’ll go after the NRA and the 2nd Amendment. This is definitely our time to start calling BS when we see it, force the issue of personal responsibility whenever we can…and forget “gun crime”, let’s go after “Clinton crime”.

photo credit: Smoking Gun via photopin (license); AppleDave

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John DeGroff
John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.