During a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday, Republican Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about voter suppression and increase crime in Chicago at gun control hearing. Kennedy asks Wray about the disaster gun violence in Chicago, and Wray stutters and hems and has, to basically reply that law enforcement is too underfunded to handle policing.
[4:30] “I just want your opinion on this. Why do you think that Chicago has become the largest outdoor shooting range in the world?” Kennedy asks.
“[sigh.. long pause] ah… well I think I have referenced a lot of the factors from the National perspective. I don’t know that I can sit here right now and give you a Chicago perspective-specific explanation, but some of the same trends nationally would undoubtedly be at play in Chicago, ah.. um.. I know that ah, over the past, ah year you know we have had, you know, 200.. just the FBI now, 270 gang arrests in Chicago 150 , around violent crimes arrests ah… and that is just in the past year or so, and I know that our partners there, and we have some great partners in Chicago you know in the police department amoung other agencies and they are stretched pretty thin,” Wray said in response.
Kennedy according to his bio- is named John Neely Kennedy, he is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Louisiana since 2017. A Democrat turned Republican, he served as the Louisiana State Treasurer from 2000 to 2017.
He is a leading critic of the left’s power grab, as they try to limit the amount of self-defense Americans have in the face of brutally rising crimes and underfunded police departments.
According to a recent press release, Kennedy, Republican senators oppose Biden administration’s ban on gun braces, is a press statement from his Senate office on Jun 24 2021:
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and 47 other Republican senators today condemned the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ attempt to impose unprecedented restrictions on the use of stabilizing braces on firearms.
“We write to express our grave concern regarding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives’ (ATF) Proposed Rule 2021R-08 . . . the way the proposed rule is written makes clear that ATF intends to bring the most common uses of the most widely possessed stabilizing braces within the purview of the [National Firearms Act of 1934]. Doing so would turn millions of law-abiding Americans into criminals overnight, and would constitute the largest executive branch-imposed gun registration and confiscation scheme in American history,” the senators wrote.
“To one unfamiliar with stabilizing braces, ATF’s proposed rule and the accompanying regulatory analysis suggest that these braces are dangerous alterations to firearms designed to help criminals evade federal law. Nothing could be further from the truth, and ATF knows that. After all, it has repeatedly blessed their design, manufacture, sale, and use. . . . Having fostered this vibrant market in which millions of law-abiding Americans have participated, ATF now suddenly changes course. Its proposed rule would yank the rug out from under those law-abiding Americans. . . . If ATF proceeds as it proposes, virtually all stabilizing brace-equipped pistols in circulation will become contraband,” continued the senators.
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“A crime wave is sweeping America. These aren’t broken-windows crimes; they are violent crimes like murder, assault, and robbery. But rather than cracking down on the criminals who are turning America’s cities into warzones, ATF and the Department of Justice have decided to go after law-abiding gun owners . . . This is plain wrong. The proposed rule is worse than merely abdicating your responsibility to protect Americans from criminals; you’re threatening to turn law-abiding Americans into criminals by imposing the largest executive branch-initiated gun registration and confiscation program in American history. We urge you to turn back. Correct this mistake and withdraw the proposed rule,” the senators concluded.
The letter is available here.
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