Sadly, but of no surprise to Trends Journal subscribers, gun violence is surging across America.
As Gerald Celente warned when politicians launched the COVID War in March of 2020 and imposed draconian lockdown orders that destroyed the lives and livelihoods of scores of millions, especially the lower economic class, “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”
And lose it they are. What was big news in the U.S. last week was the separate shootings that rang out Wednesday during celebrations across Milwaukee after the Bucks’ won the NBA Championship, which underscored an increase in gun violence across the U.S.
Three people were injured in the separate shootings, but ABC News, citing the Gun Violence Archive, pointed out that from 17 July to 23 July alone there were at least 915 shooting incidents, which means about a shooting every 12 minutes. These incidents resulted in more than 1,000 deaths or injuries, the report said.
The Trends Journal has been reporting about the jump in crime across the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. (See: “NYC: SURGE IN SHOOTINGS & SUBWAY ATTACKS,” “CRIME ON THE RISE DURING THE GREAT LOCKDOWN,” “MASS SHOOTINGS ON THE RISE.”)
Chicago police announced on Monday that 70 people were shot last weekend alone, including 12 fatally. One person was killed and another three injured on Sunday across New York City and 10 people were shot during the weekend in Atlanta.
Keisha Bottoms, the Atlanta mayor, announced last week that she proposed a $70 million initiative to hire more police officers in an attempt to reduce crime.
As we pointed out, the U.S. has seen five mass shootings from March through May that have accounted for more deaths in three months since 1966 and law enforcement officials are concerned that more shootings will occur as the country emerges from coronavirus lockdowns. The ABC News report pointed out that 2020 was the deadliest year for shooting-related incidents in the U.S. in at least two decades. There were 43,000 gun deaths.
“We’ve got people that have been sitting around for over a year with nothing but time to plan; all they need is that point that pushes them over toward violence,” Mike Sena, director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, told The Wall Street Journal in May.
The ABC News report, citing the GVA, said more than 800 Americans under 18 have died from gun violence so far in 2021, of those, 174 were under 12. The report also said that there have also been 13,500 suicides by gun in 2021. The New York Police Department said about 97 percent of shooting victims are people of color.
“Taking the gun off the street is great, but really, what we need is we need the individual carrying the gun off the street,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told ABC News.
TREND FORECAST: There is going to be a major political push for gun control in the United States. It will be as ineffective as the War on Drugs. Anyone wanting an “illegal” weapon will be able to get one. Moreover, it is estimated there are nearly 400 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States. Thus, there are about 70 million more guns than people.
And totally ignored by the mainstream media is that when the COVID War was launched in the winter of 2020—and tens of millions of lives and livelihoods were destroyed by the draconian lock down measures—there was a sustained interest in buying guns as fears persisted that violence would ramp up.
Indeed, some 40 million guns were purchased legally by Americans in 2020.
Thus, attempts to push through restrictive gun laws by politicians will be met with strong resistance.