President Clinton’s Gun Free America- part two
Part One reported how President Clinton disarmed the US. This is what happened after she did it.
The news/entertainment media was torn in two directions. The mainstream journalists wanted to run the murder stories, the recent stories of violent attacks. If it bleeds it leads, and those were exactly the sort of stories that riveted viewers and boosted their network ratings. Besides, the public had a need to know. On the other hand, the publicly traded media corporations couldn’t run those stories any more. They couldn’t report the surge in violent crime that happened after America was disarmed. The reasons were simple.
President Clinton told us that crime would go down once she disarmed honest gun owners. Police sources privately told the reporters that crime was surging. It turns out that disarming honest people only made it easier for criminals. The publicly traded media couldn’t say that, not if they wanted to stay in business and avoid a plague of federal lawyers descending on them like locusts. The big media outlets couldn’t report the news of violent crime, but the new media could. They did.
Blogs and online news sources reported a surge of criminal breakins in the suburbs. There was a huge surge in firearms theft. House after house was robbed by armed thugs in blue city after blue city. It was as if the local gangs had a list of gun owners and knew right where to go. The thugs seemed to know which households still had guns.. and how many guns they had.
It turns out that local elections have consequences too.
A mathematically literate professor in Virginia showed that the recent break ins couldn’t have been chance events. Some of the publicly traded media picked up the story until President Clinton’s spokeswoman blamed Russian hackers for the release of government held firearms registration information. The surge of violent break ins was the gun owner’s fault for having guns that thugs wanted. Well that explained everything..or did it.
Government lawyers made a few phone calls to their corporate counterparts. The crime stories dried up. The stories were even removed from the network websites.
The crime surge that started in the suburbs didn’t stop there. Violent crime surged in the inner cities as well. Criminals were never a large percentage of the populace, never more than a few percent. That was true in even the most violent and poverty stricken areas of the Democrat controlled deep blue cities. Now the armed thugs were bolder than ever. Knowing where gun owners lived also told the thugs which households were disarmed. Once they’d been given the secret treasure map, the wolves also knew which houses were occupied by sheep.
Some of the honest citizens were more frightened of the thugs than they were of the new public-safety police. These honest citizens got their guns on the black market too. Police narcotics officers ignored drug sales and went trolling for gun buyers with predictable results. The news media heavily reported the arrest of ordinary citizens for gun possession.
Ordinary citizens spent months in jail trying to make bail. In contrast, violent gang members were sprung in a few hours. Statist billionaires provided the bail money and social justice warriors provided judges with the political cover for “equal justice”.
Social scientists were shocked by the new trends. College enrollment dropped and marriages soared.
Rape increased on and around campus as guns were outlawed. Even though college tuition was now free, more women chose to study online from home where they felt safe. People are practical, and women covered up to avoid being a target of sexual predators.
Rape spread through the disarmed housing projects as well as the subburbs. At first, poor women tried to move in with their boyfriends for safety. That didn’t make women safer. A boyfriend might use you for sex, but he won’t take a beating to protect you. A husband would. Poor women got married so that they and their children were protected at night. Muslim clerics praised the new social trend with women obeying their “proper place in society” and staying home. The publicly traded news media blamed patriarchal right wing sexual oppression for women covering up in public.
Both the mainstream media and online sources reported a sudden interest in sports and physical fitness. That was the story they were still allowed to tell. Sporting goods stores sold 15 million baseball bats in 3 weeks. Oddly enough, no one was buying baseball gloves.
Some stories were left unreported. There were obvious political paybacks for the Clinton election. Drug gangs set up official shadow governments in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia. They held special elections so that “new Americans” could vote. Ordinary politicians relearned the lessons taught by Joseph Stalin and again by Hillary Clinton.
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin
The head of the drug gangs were elected with 100 percent voter turnout.
Some of the press complained personally about the increased violence in their neighborhoods. President Clinton’s public security courts revoked the firearms permits for the security guards protecting the corporate offices and high-rise apartments where those elite newscasters lived. Soon, only politically connected donors were allowed to have armed security guards. The mainstream journalists were shocked that political paybacks would apply to them personally.
Then these elite media performers got the message. They silently moved into gated neighborhoods and shut up.
Security in “flyover country” was never a big concern for the Clinton administration. Country roads were closed at night across the southwest United States. Some roads were close by groups of local homeowners for their own security. Some roads were closed by the drug gangs themselves so the gangs could move drugs and “new Americans” undisturbed. Many roads were simply abandoned at night after innocent travelers were robbed.
That wasn’t a fault. That was a feature as disarmed citizens clamored for more law and order. Each call for safety was enthusiastically met with a push to disarm more honest citizens. The results were predicted and predictable. The push by big government politicians for “public safety” led to bigger government, more patronage, and unprecedented violence.
The Socialists politicians needed to annoy the public before the politicians could grant large payoffs to their political cronies. “Social Justice Warrior” was about to become a very lucrative occupation. Paid Socialist protesters blocked highways. As ordered, police stood back and let the protesters riot.
Gangs took advantage of this new opportunity. They robbed the middle class workers who were stranded on the highway trying to get to work. The lines between hired political protester and street thug were blurred even further.
Ordinary people couldn’t sit still for this. They moved closer to work and moved their work closer to home. The rent in gated high-rise condo-office buildings soared. Doormen with Tasers and truncheons were now a common sight in these locked cubic communities.
A few of the old ranch style business parks were looted by large gangs. Money can move mountains, so others businessmen surrounded their enclaves with an 8 foot high fence sitting atop a 6 foot high vehicle barrier. The US had reinvented the medieval castle. Cinder Block and video cameras replaced stone and bastions.
Small business fled the cities. They had no choice. Political access isn’t cheap, and these small companies couldn’t afford to move into the new walled compounds with private security. They had to move far out into the country where criminals were few and far between. There were fewer firearms police out there as well.
The political disintegration that started with shadow governments coming out of the shadows in Socialist cities was replicated, but with a twist. Small government states like Texas, Idaho and Utah refused to enforce the new federal laws. They set up their own branches of law enforcement with recently “retired” FBI agents. The big-sort continued as millions of us voted with our feet. There were never enough federal agents to control the countryside. These United States became less united by the hour.
The rest of the story you can read in your books on political history. You see, all this happened before. The siren song of safety is eternal, but weakening the vulnerable has never made them less vulnerable. Politicians are entirely predictable as well. The one thing that hasn’t changed with time is human character. Sure, the tools we use may change, but human character determines everything.
The great thing about our age is that learning a politician’s character is easier than ever. You can’t stop the signal.