The leader of an anti-gun group who once worked for George Soros says it is “incredibly dangerous” for women and minorities to own firearms. Before we even start to unpack the stupidity of that statement, here are a pair of stories from just this week that you should know about.
The first story is from a poor neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas. The average household income in the Oakland neighborhood of Topeka is less than $40,000 a year. It’s the poor part of town, and to help keep his family safe, a man who lives in that neighborhood had a set of security cameras installed on his property. He noticed that four of the cameras were no longer showing a video feed inside his house on Monday night, so he went outside to see what was going on.
Someone was in the process of stealing his security cameras. The thief shot at the homeowner, who is an African American man. The startled homeowner had his own sidearm, so he says he fired a warning shot in response. No one was injured and the thief ran away.
The second story is out of Apopka, Florida, just to the north of Orlando. A woman was at home with her children on Tuesday night when a man smashed through the glass in her front door with an ax. It’s probably not a great idea to pause and ask a lot of questions of a person who has just broken through your front door with an ax. Fortunately, the mom was also a gun owner (and an off-duty sheriff’s deputy), so she shot the guy. He lived – and so did the mom and her kids.
In both of those cases – the black homeowner having his security cameras stolen and the woman with her children being attacked by a potential ax murderer – having a firearm was the thing that kept them safe. The black homeowner could have been shot dead if the thief had time to fire a few more shots at him, assuming the thief was able to actually hit anything. And we don’t want to dwell on what the guy with the ax could have potentially done. In both cases, the gun was the obvious equalizer.
Those are just the two most recent defensive gun uses that happened this week in America. There were 89 defensive gun uses that we could find in the month of February 2020, and we know from statistics and common sense that there were many hundreds of additional incidents that were never reported. Not crimes, or murders, or mass shootings, or school shootings. Just everyday Americans – men, women and minorities – protecting their property and their loved ones from criminals.
That’s a huge problem, according to Igor Volsky, the executive director of the anti-Second Amendment group “Guns Down America.” According to Volsky, it is “incredibly dangerous” for minorities and women to have guns. The black homeowner probably should have let the thief shoot him and take the rest of his security cameras. The mom with her kids should have invited the possible ax murderer in for some cookies or something.
But guns, according to Volsky and every Democrat running for president this year, are too dangerous for women and minorities. Volsky used to be the vice president of the Center for American Progress, an activist group that is almost entirely funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. And Volsky is making his dumb comments about women and minorities because he’s seen the latest statistics about who is buying guns and learning to use them.
In nearly every state that allows concealed carry permits, women and minorities are the fastest-growing demographics of people purchasing guns and learning how to use them. In places like Detroit, which is descending further into lawless chaos every day, black women are the number one category of gun buyers.
This must be causing cognitive dissonance for people like Soros’ lapdog Igor Volsky. Black women are supposed to be reliable Democrats who vote in lockstep on every issue, including gun control! It’s not helping the cause if they’re the ones buying guns and obtaining concealed carry permits. If they change their minds about guns, what’s next? Will they start supporting a wall on our southern border? Eeek!
Volsky is also upset that gun manufacturers are now spending more to market firearms to women and minorities (and it’s working). I find Volsky’s comments about women and minority gun owners to be incredibly refreshing, actually. The fact that anti-gun zealots are so upset about this topic tells us that they’re losing the argument – badly.