Gun Owners of America (GOA) Senior Vice President Erich Pratt released the following statement as President Joe Biden announced a so-called “zero tolerance” policy on gun dealers:

It is the height of hypocrisy for Joe Biden to demonize guns, gun dealers and gun owners. For the past year, the anti-gun Left looked the other way when rioters were destroying cities, and murdering civilians and cops.

Not only that, the anti-gun Left began releasing criminals early from jail and started defunding the police in several big cities. The police were vilified so badly that they began retiring early in droves. Others took extended time off work or suffered from the “blue flu.”

Well, guess what? The murder rate, which had been a downward trend for over 20 years, has currently spiked. And yet now, Biden has the audacity to point to this rise in crime and blame it on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners. That’s disgusting!

The Left has yet to learn the lesson that coddling criminals and demonizing the police results in more crime. In Portland, the refusal to go after rioters, but to prosecute an officer instead, resulted in the entire riot squad resigning en masse last week. This, of course, will lead to more violence, which will then be used by the Left to demonize firearms again. Fewer police plus disarmed victims equals more violence.

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