Washington D.C. has reached record high murder rates and thrown the city into crisis mode. The Mayor of D.C, Muriel Bowser, and the Police Chief, Cathy Lanier, have made some outrageous claims as to what the cause of the murder spike is . They say that it is the “high capacity” that is to blame for the cause.
“Guns continue to make their way into the hands of violent criminals,” said Bowser. “Unfortunately some of those guns have high-capacity magazines that inflict maximum harm. Multiple of our cases have high-capacity magazines and multiple rounds fired making the shots more lethal,” said Chief Lanier.
“In D.C., over ten rounds is high capacity, but your department doesn’t trace what kind of magazine size guns have. I’m asking when you say high capacity, where are you getting that information?” Fox 5’s Emily Miller asked.
From the guns that we’ve recovered,” Lanier responded.
“So I’m talking about 100-round drum magazines — that would be high capacity.”
She also added, “High-capacity magazines are magazines that are designed to enhance the normal capacity of a firearm.”
A big problem with the claim given by Lanier is that on the current forms used by the police when they get property in a crime there is no section for magazine size. They have a section for brand, style, and even how many rounds are left in the gun seized. However, there is no area on any of the current forms for how many rounds in total that the magazine holds.
“Information is power, so if I don’t have anything to compare it against, I have to accept what you tell me,” said Sgt. Delroy Burton, chairman of the D.C. Police Union. “I think it’s incumbent upon the citizens of the District to put pressure on their elected officials and the mayor’s office and force them to provide that information, provide a statistical breakdown,” said Burton.
Only problem is that not many citizens are going to put pressure on the elected officials.
The point is that the police chief and mayor made a statement of why criminals that are buying guns freely, and claiming that “high capacity magazines” is a bold faced lie.
Hey Mayor, your thinning police force and prohibition of gun rights to law abiding citizens certainly doesn’t help crime rate go down. Give us the right to bear arms, and we as citizens of a 2nd Amendment American will help deter your spiking crime rates.
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