John Binder of Breitbart News revealed that NYPD officers are leaving the police force in droves.
New York Post reported that 272 active NYPD officers have filed for retirement ever since riots over the death of George Floyd have kicked off over the past month.
At a similar period in 2019, 183 officers filed for retirement, marking a 50 percent increase in retirements at this point last year.
One officer, who remained anonymous, told the Post “It’s an all-out war on cops and we have no support.” Over 300 officers suffered injuries during the recent riots.
Initially, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to defund the NYPD and the Commissioner Dermot Shea put forward a plan to disband the city’s 600-strong undercover anti-crime unit.
Radical anti-law enforcement activists got their wish on June 29 2020, when the city council decided to cut NYPD’s budget by nearly $1 billion.
BLP previously reported that shootings have increased by over 300 percent in the month of June compared to the same period in 2019.
None of New York’s growing crime problem is happening by coincidence. It’s the product of bad public policy such the elimination of cash bail for the majority of nonviolent crimes and overall law approach to crime.
Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation
Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.
Under The Background Check Expansion Act, gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House
“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.
According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.
Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms.
Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.
Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race.
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