Op-Eds 5/03/24

Biden Administration Continues to Misdiagnose and Mistreat the Violent Crime Problem

By: Katie Pointer Baney | Townhall | May 3, 2024

If you’re a doctor, the Hippocratic Oath of “first do no harm” is your guiding principle. Your responsibility is to properly diagnose a patient’s illness and then prescribe the appropriate treatment to heal them. Doctors who disregard this oath and purposefully neglect symptoms or offer treatment that is deliberately harmful to the patient are guilty of medical malpractice.  

It’s an appropriate analogy for the action the Biden Administration has taken to address violent crime. Their approach focuses not on punishing criminals and addressing root causes but on cracking down on law-abiding citizens. According to President Biden and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Director Steve Dettelbach, the United States’ violent crime problem is a result of Americans’ ability to freely exercise their Second Amendment rights. Their treatment plan is to restrict that right.  

This is the only logical explanation for the numerous steps they’ve taken to blame violent crime on lawful gun owners and make it harder for Americans to equip themselves for self-defense. Previous examples include pushing for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” that millions of Americans commonly own or criminalizing millions of lawful gun owners overnight by re classifying short-barreled rifles.  

Read the full article from Townhall HERE