Leave it to the Dems to use another major distraction to deflect from the rather obvious implosion of the Dems’ fledgling 2024 campaign.
After all, not only is Trump leading against Biden across multiple swing states, but various third-party contenders further threaten the libs’ presidential prospects.
So, in typical leftist fashion, the Democrats decided that they would hold a hearing on gun violence, if for no other reason to continue their continued efforts to upend the Second Amendment.
Which is precisely why they summoned a so-called Ivy League “expert” on gun violence to participate in the joke of a hearing.
Too bad for the libs that the NRA resoundingly put the so-called expert in her place shorty after her speech.
Megan Ranney, the Dean of Yale School of Public Health, apparently had no qualms talking about the evils of gun ownership in America, despite the fact that Ivy League students are apparently just fine with terrorists using guns in Israel.
Or “freedom fighters,” which is the apparent label that Ivy League schools now use to describe terrorists.
“I have had a front row seat to our nation’s growing firearm injury epidemic that I have worked to define and implement a public health approach to this crisis,” Ranney announced during the hearing.
Oh yeah. Real “front row seat” to gun violence … at an Ivy League school. Get real.
Ranney, like many liberals, talked in huge, circular generalities, all of which are clearly aimed to undermine the Second Amendment.
“First, we gather data on the problem, how common it is and who is affected. Second, we define risk and protective factors, what increases or decreases the chance of someone being hurt or dying. Third, we figure out programs that work to change those patterns to avert injury, hospitalization, or death. Finally, we scale what works,” Ranney brayed.
Hilariously, despite her data gathering process, Ranney hilariously managed to blame red states for gun issues, while conveniently ignoring the rampant violence in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
To be amalgamated by the herds of arriving illegals.
On top of that, Ranney also didn’t bother to address the “protective factors” against gun violence, which includes having a functional legal system in the first place … not a “zero bail,” zero consequences system.
According to NRA spokesman Billy McLaughlin, the Ivy League “expert” is completely full of it, as well as apparently incapable of crafting her own original argument.
“The labeling of firearm ownership as a ‘public health crisis’ by gun control extremists is an old and tired concept,” McLaughlin declared in remarks to Fox News.
An old and tired concept with a very specific, anti-constitutional aim.
“It aims to dismantle Second Amendment rights through coordinated action between government and gun control lobbying groups … This tactic was on full display by Dr. Megan Ranney’s testimony before Congress,” McLaughlin added.
Which is precisely why Ranney was summoned by the Democrats in the first place.
And, not surprisingly, Ranney could not hold her own against the NRA.
When she was asked point blank about the statistics regarding gun violence in Chicago, located in a state well known for strong gun controls, Ranney continued along in her rather vague commentary.
“There’s easy access to firearms combined with environmental conditions, lack of great education,” Ranney drawled.
Such as an absent family structure, absent educational attainment, and even more absent work ethic.
All of which are coupled with an increasingly absent police presence, thanks to “defund police” insanity.
Most hilariously of all, Ranney had no leg to stand on as far as the facts regarding Chicago are concerned, and she abruptly transitioned into a “green” argument instead.
As if environmentalism will magically solve gun violence.
“There have actually been studies that when you green vacant lots and repair abandoned buildings in urban neighborhoods you see decreases in gunshots and violence as well as in stress and depression in the neighborhoods around them,” Ranney declared.
Would those be the same “studies” that advocated wearing two masks during the pandemic, or the same “studies” that advocated vaccines for infants?
Because Ranney’s absurd obsession with “greening” gun violence sounds about as practical as those ill-fated, pandemic-era studies.
Author: Jane Jones