According to a new report from The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore city proper’s murder crisis is now expanding into Baltimore County.
In 2019, 50 homicides were recorded in Baltimore county. These numbers surpassed the previous high of 43 homicides in 1992 during the crack epidemic.
Additionally, the 2019 homicides represent an 85 percent increase over the previous year, when 27 homicides were registered in the county.
Before 2019, Baltimore County homicides tended to fluctuate in the low 20s. Homicides in the county started to increase by a significant amount in the wake of the 2015 Baltimore Riots.
Police also recorded 54 nonfatal shootings in Baltimore County in 2019 and 56 in 2019.
Back in late September, a mass stabbing took place at a high-end shopping center in Hunt Valley, where four people were stabbed. Police eventually killed the assailant.
The rise in homicides and violent crime in the county is largely because of the murder epidemic taking place in the city. Violent crime is now spreading out and spilling over to the communities five to ten miles from city limits.
In 2019, Baltimore recorded 348 deaths and a per capita homicide rate of 57 per 100,000 — one of the highest murder rates in America.
“Any homicide is completely unacceptable to me and I’m devastated for every single family that lost a loved one to a murder in Baltimore County this past year,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said, pinning the blame on domestic violence and drug-related crimes for sparking the wave of deaths in 2019.
Olszewski stated to “keep things in context,” the county is still “a safe place to live, work and raise a family.”
He continued, “any loss of life is one too many, and any increase in our rate is deeply concerning.”
Baltimore city proper’s murder epidemic is spreading, now spilling over into the county. This has contributed to record numbers of homicides in the area.
The home of the great writer H.L. Mencken has now turned into a legitimate hellhole.
Most leftist critics will try to blame the guns on Baltimore’s violence. However, the state of Maryland has some of the toughest gun control in the nation. The city’s corruption goes beyond objects and is likely the result of other forms of public policy that have caused social disintegration.
Baltimore’s political leadership is clearly to blame for all of this mess.
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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