Let’s see. There were more than 20,000 murders last year, the most in about 25 years. If the number of guns in the country rises every year, as the population grows, why did it take so long to reach this plateau?
Are police afraid to do their jobs because they’ll end up being criticized by the White House for being part of the “systemic racism” that supposedly infects the country.
From today’s White House transcript:
REPORTER: This past weekend there were more than a dozen mass shootings across this country. 4,000 more people shot and killed by guns in 2020 compared to the year before. Is there a crime problem in this country?
PSAKI: Well, I would say certainly there is a guns problem, and that’s something the president would say. There are communities where local violence and community violence is an issue, and that’s one of the reasons that we have proposed and have now are implementing funding for community violence prevention programs across the country.
I will say that we don’t often highlight, and you just gave me the opportunity to, the fact that between mass shootings, mass shootings that get a lot of attention, that we lower the flags. There are hundreds, thousands of people who lose their lives, and that’s one of the reasons the president will continue to advocate for the Senate passing universal background checks, but also advocate for actions in states where we have seen the greatest level of activism over the past several years.