Shootings Up in a City Where Only Celebrities Can Obtain Concealed Carry Licenses, Despite Lockdown

Shootings and burglaries have risen by 17 percent while auto thefts have increased by 38 percent in the housing complexes during the period ending on May 10 in the gun-controlled New York according to the New York Post. Citywide, auto theft figures increased by 63% during the lockdown.

Bloomberg reported car thefts rising by 49 percent and burglaries by 26 percent in the month of April alone. The rise in crime is despite the current lockdown when crime figures are expected to fall because of the restrained activity as well as reduced personal interactions.

The rise in crimes is ironical considering the tight gun control measures in place in the Liberal-administered New York City. Obtaining a concealed carry permit is almost impossible unless one qualifies to be a celebrity, frequently carries a lot of cash and jewelry as part of their job with proof to the authorities, or has received a recent, credible, and documented death threat.

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Additionally, issuing a permit depends entirely on the issuing officer’s discretion and most first-time applications are denied and have to be appealed. The process takes an excruciating period of between six and nine months. The city also does not recognize the licenses from other jurisdictions. New York licenses also restrict the firearm to homes or businesses and only New Yorkers above 21 years old can obtain the city’s concealed carry license.

These restrictions make it impossible for almost anybody to own a firearm or use one effectively for self-defense. This leaves criminals with an upper hand, which explains why some forms of crimes such as burglaries and shootings are common.

Criminals are confident to pounce on helpless law-abiding citizens, burdened by ineffective and senseless laws that leave them without any means of defense. However, riling people up for gun control by the Democrats makes for a good political case in the absence of real solutions to fight actual crime in the once Crime Capital of the world.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.

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