Murdock: Fight crime: Arm the American People!

An FN 509 Midsize in a Marc Jacobs purse / Photo by Jack Shepherd-FullMagNews

NEW YORK — America’s surge in grotesque, random mayhem has become a coast-to-coast crime epic.

Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and 10 other cities set new murder records last year. Democrats control all 12 locales.

Police accuse Shawn Laval Smith, a violent “homeless” man, of fatally stabbing UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer on January 13, while she worked in a Hollywood furniture store.

Detroit’s Devonne Marsh is charged with setting his girlfriend on fire. She was six months pregnant, with twins. Despite this atrocity and his criminal record, Marsh was released on $5,000 bond

According to Atlanta police, during a drive-by shooting, rap-sheet-bearing Dequasie Little’s stray bullet killed six-month-old Grayson Fleming-Gray in his car seat.

“Homeless” people, among others, shoved five New Yorkers onto subway tracks this month — one fatally. Thirty people were muscled onto NYC’s underground rails in 2021 versus 26 in 2020 – up 15.4 percent.

Officials say that Keber Martinez, 25, opened fire and injured a man Tuesday in a Bronx hospital emergency room.

Five NYPD officers have been shot this month, including Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27. Five-time arrestee Lashawn McNeil killed them during a Harlem domestic squabble.

ABC News graphic via Deroy Murdock

This unbridled bedlam comes courtesy of the Democrat Left. Their peaceful, easy feeling toward criminals no longer is cute. It now induces death.

In a closely related problem, violent criminals often are “homeless.” Focusing on their housing is like giving skin cream to those with congestive heart failure. The “homeless” do not need “affordable housing.” They require mental hospitals, brave psychiatrists, and healing pharmaceuticals.

Beyond addressing “homelessness” rather than lawlessness, the Left’s autonomic response is to control guns, not illegal shooters. Remove the latter, and guns suddenly become inert.

After Brianna Kupfer’s murder, why didn’t Leftists demand knife control? Given Gotham’s wave of subway shovings, why not hand control? 

These palliatives miss the point: America needs criminal control and, whenever possible, criminal elimination.

The time is now to arm the American people: Law-abiding citizens deserve maximum freedom to acquire guns, defend themselves against criminals and, when appropriate, erase them.

Too bad it has come to this. But here we are.

The Democrat Left’s robust campaign to defund, demoralize, and demonize the police has worked beautifully. On a good day, decent, industrious, dedicated police officers patrol the streets with their tails between their legs. Others stay in their squad cars and observe crime.

Numerous Left-wing “prosecutors” proudly refuse to enforce the law. Real-life Dr. No – the über-evil George Soros – sponsors Manhattan’s Alvin Bragg, San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin, Los Angeles’ George Gascon, and others. They believe that D.A. means “defense attorney.”

With the entire criminal-justice system in collapse, the last resort is to let Americans pack heat. The mere presence of armed citizens will deter some criminals. The hardier weeds can be yanked out, once and for all, with sober aim and the swift infusion of lead.

Police say a violent lunatic named Martial Simon, 61, fatally shoved Michelle Go, 40, onto Times Square’s subway tracks on January 15. If Go were armed, she could have liquidated the “homeless” ex-con who allegedly murdered her and later declared: “I’m God.” Simon never would have bothered anyone again.

Consider Darrell Brooks, the whacko who drove his SUV over 68 people in Waukesha, Wisconsin on November 28, killing six. If an earlier victim on Brooks’ 50-page rap sheet had neutralized him years ago, 62 people would be unwounded and six more undead. And bloodthirsty Brooks would be in a box beneath six feet of dirt.

Also, many gunowners merely wear their weapons. Conspicuous, holstered handguns can repel assailants — as garlic spooks vampires. Potential crime victims sometimes brandish their weapons. Like ballistic missiles, firearms need not go off to keep the peace.

This policy can be implemented with sensible precautions: Gun-permit applicants should be law-abiding, sane, and trained in firearms safety.

But within these common-sense parameters, the next step cannot happen too soon:

Arm the American people!

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. 

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

    1. Is it important to be polite to cops?
      Is it important for cops to be polite?
      What comes around goes around?
      Unless you are a cop?

      1. Actually Albert I agree with you also those “brave men and women” are minutes away when seconds count! They will show up to catalogue the evidence and eventually will catch somebody……maybe not the guilty person but you somebody goes to jail. My best defense is not a cop it is an unregistered weapon and a pair of gloves!

  1. This is what happens when the courts won’t listen to all the fraud in the election. We now have democrats tearing this country apart. Democrats are always in the wrong side of everything. We have 3 more years of this bs and at that point there will be nothing left to save. I hope Wisconsin and Arizona move quickly with their recall it’s our only hope and that Georgia and others will follow.

    1. Why won’t the courts listen?
      “Donald Trump leaves the White House having appointed more than 200 judges to the federal bench, including nearly as many powerful federal appeals court judges in four years as Barack Obama appointed in eight.  

    2. The hope for a recall ended J6.
      It turned America’s and the world’s stomachs.
      To see that weak puke Trump go down in smeared fecal matter.

  2. Hidenbidens lawless america, is killing people and law enforcement. I guess the only other answer, is for American citizens to arm up,to protect themselves and family,friends, because no one else is going to do it.Hidenbiden and Myorkas are releasing criminal illegals, in the middle of the night all over the country,they need to be arrested.

    1. Has anyone told you that you are insane !!!!!!!!!! If not I will tell you that you are insane and would not be missed if you decided to disappear

      1. Gun sales are up.
        Cops shot are up.
        Could there be any correlation.
        How many cops want to see more guns on the street?

  3. “If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.”
    -Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper

    1. I prefer to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. Jeff I hope you can put steel on target …most officers can barely qualify. How do you survive an armed attack? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall practice, practice, practice! Lock and load. Breathe, relax, aim, squeeze!

      1. Have you ever shot anyone?
        If you have not you have not had any meaningful practice.
        The joy of the small forehead penetration followed by the back of the head exploding.
        The red mist.
        The joy of death.

    2. Why is that felons do not fear the police.
      Is that so many police are felons?
      Derrick Chauvin and his shift mates come to mind.

  4. Thomas Jefferson always said an armed society is a polite society. All of the Founders in their writings and speeches said the Bill of Rights was a documentation in writing of GOD given rights no one shall infringe upon. That means no government or black robed tyrant on the bench may infringe upon or modify in any way, shape or manner the Bill of Rights.

    1. An armed society is a society that lives in fear.
      Because so many people have not read the Constitution, they may be surprised to learn the word “God” is not used in the US Constitution. Unlike the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution contains no reference to God. At first, this may seem odd. But is not odd if one considers the different purposes of the two documents.

    2. The Bill of Rights may be modified by the government.
      The Bill of Rights was just the first ten amendments.
      We have had 17 more modifications of the Constitution.
      The Government of, by, and for, the people can modify the Constitution at will.
      It is a fairly simple process.
      Just a matter of voting.


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