The Gun Violence Archive, which bills itself as a “not for profit corporation formed … to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States,” reports that there have been 147 mass shootings so far in 2021. The past month alone witnessed 54.
The latest incident occurred last Thursday at a FedEx ground facility in Indianapolis where a former employee opened fire, killing at least eight people before turning the gun on himself.
After news of the massacre broke, Joe Biden gave one of his typically high-blown speeches, calling gun violence “an epidemic in America,” adding, “we should not accept it. We must act.”
The one thing Biden hasn’t done in the wake of all this or all the other acts of violence that have occurred since he became president is claim personal responsibility for it. I am not arguing here that he is personally responsible, but accusations he made on the campaign trail in 2020 strongly suggest he believes the blame should fall on the shoulders of whoever is president.
In a speech to prospective voters last August, he said:
Does anyone believe there’d less violence in America if Donald Trump is re-elected? We need justice in America. We need safety in America. We’re facing multiple crises, crises that under Donald Trump have kept multiplying — COVID, economic devastation, unwarranted police violence, emboldened white nationalists. I believe if I were president today, the country would be safer and we’d see a lot less violence and here’s why: I have said we must address the issue of racial injustice.
Biden also held Trump’s feet to the fire over the violence that had “occasionally erupted amid largely peaceful protests over racial injustice” during the so-called “summer of love.”
Now that Biden is holding the reins, how have things been working out across the country? Here’s one example of the calm after the storm in Biden’s America.
Antifa set the Apple store in Portland on fire pic.twitter.com/h3hqxJW1gq
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 17, 2021
Another can be found down the coast in Los Angeles, where murders are up nearly 200%.