Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gun Laws Will Not Fix the Problem

With 54 people shot in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend, Michael Reagan wrote:

"The only solution liberals have for ending gun violence in the cities is to take away everybody’s guns. But Chicago already has some of the country’s toughest gun laws. They obviously don’t bother the local drug lords. No one ever wants to address the underlying cause of the violence in our inner cities. It’s not the presence of guns. It’s the absence of fathers in the homes of the gang-bangers who are using guns to shoot each other. The numbers are depressing and well known. Nearly 2 in 3 black children grow up in homes without a father present. One in three Latino kids do.We can thank the liberals and their 1960s welfare programs for many of these broken families.
It was their “War on Poverty” that gave unmarried mothers financial independence, made fathers superfluous and undermined the formation of two-parent families. Fathers were let off the hook for their baby making and disappeared from family life. Mothers and grandmothers raised the children. And when the fatherless boys grew up they did what children born into broken families often do. They went out and found their own substitute families on the streets. We call them gangs."

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