Local leadership’s poorly thought out and inept responses to shootings that occurred over July 4th Weekend have been absolutely shocking. If you do a perusal of the cities that suffered violence this past weekend, you’ll find that the majority are run by Democrats.
Color me shocked.
Sister Toldjah was my co-author and wrote about Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s disgraceful, tone-deaf reaction to the mass shooting.
During a press conference, Kenney – after going on a rant about gun violence – essentially told a CBS Philly reporter in so many words “f*** it, I can’t wait to get out of here” because he could never stop worrying about what would happen next in the city that elected him:
“There’s not an event or a day where I don’t lay on my back and look at the ceiling and worry about stuff. I worry about everything that the city has seen over the seven-year period. I don’t enjoy Fourth of July, I don’t enjoy the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t enjoy the NFL draft. I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time. So I’ll be happy when I’m not here, when I’m not mayor and I can enjoy some stuff.”
When he was asked to confirm that he was “looking forward to not being mayor,” Kenney responded with a smile and said “yeah.”
He’s a Democrat, of course.
Nancy Rotering, Highland Park mayor is worse. Instead of updating the national press about the ongoing investigation into shooter, Robert “Bobby” Crimo, and the state of the survivors, Rotering is pushing the gun control narrative, complaining to NBC’s Meet the Press NowIt hasn’t done enough to prevent gun violence.
“People need to recognize these guns are absolutely meant to destroy human life. And again, I question national leadership’s decision to allow these to continue to be in the United States.”
It’s as if Rotering thinks Sen. Chuck Schumer is the Majority Leader and can make all of them disappear with a simple magic wand. Rotering behaves as if there’s no Constitution and no Second Amendment. And those awful Supreme Court decisions. HellerYou can find more information here Bruen They will continue to defend the right of people to keep their arms.
The founders failed to include a mass shooter clause, much to the Democrats’ chagrin.
Rotering acknowledges at the very least that Illinois and Highland Park had gun control measures in effect before the July Fourth shooting.
It did as much for them as it did to me.
“We banned assault weapons in 2013 and we managed to survive litigation from the NRA all the way to the United States Supreme Court. It would be wonderful to have a ban across the state. But let’s be honest, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin are very close by, people travel interstate all the time. This must be a nationwide effort. There needs to be a desire on the part of our leadership to stop the carnage.”
Riddle me this: Why didn’t this assault weapons ban prevent this mass shooting? Bobby Crimo was allowed to purchase multiple firearms despite having a history of being a troubled young man.
Rotering is unable to answer these questions.
The ban on all firearms will not prevent future shootings.
“Who’s responsible, we all are, friends are, family members are, but at the end of the day let’s talk about the fact that in other nations around this world there are people who post crazy videos, who have anger issues, who are mentally ill, and they aren’t going out and committing mass carnage because they don’t have access to weapons of war.”
What happened to a semiautomatic rifle that was made into a weapon for war? Incendiary terminology and propaganda are completely out of place. It’s ridiculous.
“So to me, it’s a multi pronged issue. And I think at the end of the day we need to talk about why we as a nation who theoretically we’re celebrating freedom yesterday are as Emily said, now enslaved to guns. This is an absolute tragedy that came into our town.”
Is it possible to be enslaved with guns? Rotering really believes that law-abiding citizens do not have the right of self-defense or common sense regarding firearms and should be released from their slavery. It shouldn’t be all about victimhood for this crowd.
The tragedy is that instead of being a leader and walking her city through grief and healing, Rotering instead preaches the gospel of nationwide gun bans and adopts the rallying cry of “DO SOMETHING!” Apparently, the so-called bipartisan gun violence bill that was shoved through Congress a few weeks ago just wasn’t enough.
Rotering also complains about not being provided with guidance on handling mass shootings. You would think she’d be grateful for a document that prepares her for all contingencies. But, nah.
“I’ve heard from several of those mayors. We are at our wits’ end. To help mayors know how to respond to a mass shooting, there is a handbook. It’s 198 pages long. And I got calls from several mayors yesterday who said we understand what you’re going through. Here’s the book on now what to do next. That’s unbelievable. We are the United States of America and we have a handbook on what to do following a mass shooting in your community.”
It’s a revelatory interview on the mindset and mentality of staying in lockstep with a party agenda, doubling down on what you know are failed policies, along with an insistence on getting your own way.