Media Blames Guns For Mall Violence Friday

This is rather like blaming the SUV for running over, harming, and killing a bunch of people at the Waukesha parade

Gun violence sends Black Friday shoppers scurrying in North Carolina, Washington state

Gun violence erupted at retail outlets crowded with post-Thanksgiving holiday shoppers in North Carolina and Washington state on Friday, sending bystanders at both locations scurrying for cover and injuring a total of seven people, police said.

At a shopping mall in Durham, North Carolina, a late-afternoon shootout between “two groups who knew each other” left three people struck by ricocheting gunfire and three others injured in the ensuing chaos, city Police Chief Patrice Andrews said. (snip)

A short time earlier across the country, security officer shot a man suspected of trying to steal merchandise from a Walmart store during an altercation in the eastern Washington town of Kennewick, police said.

The shooting occurred when the suspect, confronted as he was leaving the store, pointed a gun at the officer. The officer then drew his own weapon and opened fire at the suspect, who fled the scene but was arrested at a nearby home, according to police.

The suspect, taken to an area hospital for treatment of his wounds, was already wanted on nine outstanding warrants and now faces additional robbery and assault charges, police said in a statement.

But, see, the gun is to blame. Not the potential gang members (it was supposedly two groups of individuals first getting into a verbal altercation at Southpoint mall, which is about a 20 minute drive from me) or the guy with 9 outstanding warrants.

(CBS17) During a short news conference at 5:30 p.m., (Durham city council memberLeonardo) Andrews also said that “the shootings must stop” and when asked by reporters what should be done immediately to limit gun violence, Andrews said the city will increase security in all areas.

“We have worked with all of our federal partners to identify these individuals that are bent on coming to our community and wreaking havoc, we will be sending them to federal prison,” Andrews said during the news conference.

It’s interesting that he blames outside individuals. Are they illegal aliens? Migrants flown in by Biden? Or, most likely, locals, because there is no dearth of violence and shootings in Durham. Who were the people arrested? In both cases, there is no name released, no mugshot. This had nothing to do with the gun, this had to do with people who are will to use a gun to solve their problems. They could have just as easily have used a knife. It’s interesting that a security guard needed a firearm in Kennewick. Sounds like they have a lot of threats there.

And, let’s be honest, I don’t care if I’m called a racist, most of this is occurring from the black community. Most shootings in Philly, Baltimore, Chicago, etc, involve blacks. All those smash and grabs, like happened in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and so forth, mostly involve blacks. Why? And what can be done? And Democrats empower this by their soft on crime policies, playing the race card, and blaming the gun and “inequity” instead of the perpetrators. There’s one common denominator, and, until the black community decides they will no longer tolerate this, it will continue, and police and citizens will regard the black community as dangerous, violent, and criminal. Even though most aren’t. Dems want to blame all white Republicans for what happened in Charlottesville and on 1/6. I won’t blame all blacks.

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5 Responses to “Media Blames Guns For Mall Violence Friday”

  1. Joe says:

    Gov. Newscum won’t get serious about these invasion robberies until there is a massive swarm and loot at 620 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville, CA.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    New meaning for Black Friday.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  3. Dana says:

    In the meantime, the Feds are holding, without bail, Kenneth Harrelson, one of the Capitol kerfufflers, who is not accused of any violent crimes, and who has not been actually convicted of anything. Feds again filed just yesterday a petition to keep him locked up pending trial. Mr Harrelson’s trial is supposedly scheduled for January 31, 2022, at which point he would have been locked up for 10½ months, but there is serious concern that the trial date could slip, as the Feds might not be ready by then, and he could be locked up for more than a year, while legally guilty of nothing.

  4. Professor Hale says:

    What you are seeing is the convergence of high trust society with low trust society. In high trust society, you have have expensive merchandise behind glass windows. In low trust places everything is locked up. It is why there is only one Walmart in DC and it is unlike the Walmarts everywhere else because it doesn’t have stacks of products in the parking lots.

    The way they protect against such smash and grabs is to adopt the low trust society standards:
    1. Limit the number of “teens” allowed in the store at any one time.
    2. “Airlock” style doors with controlled entry.
    3. Merchandise is locked behind plexiglass and can only be accessed by employees.
    4. One store employee per shopper.
    5. Surveillance outside the store. When they see a crowd of “youths” approaching, they go into lock down before they arrive.
    6. They close all the stores in high risk areas and only smaller stores (typically run by Asians) fill the gap.

    Then the residents of the low trust neighborhood complain about the “investment gap”.

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