CNN Pushes More Gun Control After Record Homicides in Philadelphia

Brynn Gingras was a CNN reporter and appeared on several CNN shows on Friday and Saturday. She reported that Philadelphia was about to break its record for homicides.

Gingras attributed the lack of support for police officers by the left over the last several years to the liberal media. Instead, he blamed the pandemic as well as the availability of firearms.

Gingras made their debut on Friday CNN NewsroomIn the morning, and in the afternoon. Gingras began by recalling 500 homicides in the city last week and then moved on to identify several reasons. She spoke live from her home at 12:52 Eastern.

And there’s a lot of issues here contributing to this. There is no one-size fits all solution, as I mentioned. Although we’re coming out from the pandemic, the economy plays a role in it. Officials say that the greatest problem isn’t the quantity of guns, but the accessibility of those guns.Jessica, you’ll find that the majority of guns are found in cities across America, at most, New York.

As she continued, she plugged in the Democratic push for greater gun control.

They’ll plead with the Pennsylvania legislature for help when you visit Philadelphia. They say it’s too easy for those straw purchasers — for people to get their hands on numerous guns and sell them again on the streets. The hope is that they can reduce the horrific number of homicides occurring in Philadelphia if given more assistance. We’re also seeing it across the nation.

But the increase in homicides in Philadelphia mirrors the national increase in homicides that began occurring after the left’s reaction to the August 2014 police-involved death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The murder rate jumped even more in 2021 after police violence was refocused.

You can find more information here New Day SaturdayGingras returned and was similarly noted:

This is a major issue that not only Philadelphia is dealing with, but of course we have seen this all across the country in major cities — New York being one of them — where the pandemic — where the protests, the aftermath of all the protests with racial injustice and police brutality — with the economy — some of these factors are contributing to this. These leaders, you can see, are also asking Pennsylvania’s state legislature to tighten gun laws. They claim that straw buying allows people to buy unlimited amounts of guns and then simply resell them to others on the streets. That’s contributing to the increased gun violence.

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You can find transcripts here:

CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera

November 26, 2021

Eastern at 1:51 pm

JESSICA DEAN:, FILL-IN HOST: The city of Philadelphia marking a grim milestone — 500 homicides since the beginning of the year. This ties an all-time record that was set in 1990. Authorities say the latest homicide Wednesday was believed to be domestic violence, but behind every number is a person and a life cut short. CNN’s Brynn Ginggras has been following this story.  Brynn, how much more do we know from officials in the city about their efforts to prevent violence?

BRYNN GINGRAS:  Yeah, Jessica, they’re literally throwing millions of dollars into programs in the city of Philadelphia to help with crime production, crime prevention, hoping that it’ll just help even a little bit, but, of course, this isn’t a simple issue. This statistic is for Philadelphia, and the milestone they reached. Their average homicide rate is one per sixteen hours. Council members literally say, “Stop killing other people!” Mayor, I need to speak now.

MAYOR JIM KENNEY (D-PHILADELPHIA): At 299, 261, nobody ever asked me a question about homicides. Since I was mayor, I can’t recall ever getting more attention than 300. Also, I do not believe that one murder is excessive — it is one too many.

GINGRAS: And there’s a lot of issues here contributing to this. There is no one-size fits all solution, as I mentioned. Although we’re coming out from the pandemic, the economy plays a role in it. Officials say that the greatest problem isn’t the quantity of guns, but the accessibility of those guns.Jessica, it’s true. If you speak to the police in any major city — New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago, they will inform you that there is just too much gun violence on the streets.

They’re asking for help from the Pennsylvania legislature when you visit Philadelphia. They say it’s too easy for those straw purchasers — for people to get their hands on numerous guns and sell them again on the streets. The hope is that they can reduce the horrific number of homicides occurring in Philadelphia if given more assistance. We’re also seeing it across the nation.

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CNN’s New Day Saturday

November 27, 2021

6:32 a.m.

GINGRAS: This is a major issue that not only Philadelphia is dealing with, but of course we have seen this all across the country in major cities — New York being one of them — where the pandemic — where the protests, the aftermath of all the protests with racial injustice and police brutality — with the economy — some of these factors are contributing to this. All those people you saw are pleading for stricter gun laws in Pennsylvania. They basically say that anyone can buy as many guns they like through straw sales and then sell them on the street. This is also contributing to gun violence we see.

To curb violence, they’re just spending a lot of money — many millions — on programs that will benefit residents of the city. The grim reality of 500 victims is enough for them to convince people that any number is an individual life and violence will cease.

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