“You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.”-Al Capone
The percentage of Americans who think local crime is getting worse recently hit the highest level in five decades. A record 55 percent said they believe there is more crime locally now than there was a year ago.
Violence Reaches Epidemic Levels
Opening a wet-weather gear store in Portland, Oregon seemed like a no-brainer when Marcy Landolfo launched “Rains PDX” in September 2019. In December 2022, after 15 burglaries in 27 months, she shut the store down.
Businesses in Buffalo, New York were shuttered by a blizzard over Christmas. Security footage showed looters smashing storefronts and leaving with televisions, computers, and other high-priced items. At least 10 people have been arrested and Erie County district attorney John Flynn promises to prosecute them “to the fullest extent of the law.”
In 2017, in Philadelphia, Soros funded the campaign to elect the self-described “progressive prosecutor” Larry Krasner to the office of District Attorney. Since then, Krasner’s policies of refusal to enforce the law against violent criminals and to let violent criminals out of jail and back on the street have been disastrous.
Philadelphia now has the highest violent crime rate of any city in the U. S. with a population of over 1 million. Of the 10 largest cities in the U. S. Philadelphia has the highest homicide rate per capita.
Americans Are Locked & Loaded
The number of Americans carrying handguns doubled from 3 million in 2015 to 6 million in 2019.
As Americans have watched cities looted and burned, with no regard for personal property rights, they have decided to take advantage of their right to bear arms for personal protection.
Photo by Maze Man 2011