Blake Masters in hot water over accurate observation.
Posted BY: Paul Joseph Watson
Trump-backed Senate candidate Blake Masters has attracted controversy for resurfaced remarks in which he blames gun violence in America on “black people, frankly.”
Well, this is awkward.
Left-wing outlet Heartland Signal posted a clip of the comments to Twitter, which Masters initially made back in April.
“We do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence,” Masters told a local radio station.
“It’s gangs, it’s people in Chicago, in St. Louis, shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly. And the Democrats don’t want to do anything about that,” he added.
Despite Masters receiving condemnation for making a pretty basic observation, the same point was previously made by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg said it was “true in virtually every city” that 95 per cent of murders and murder victims were “male minorities” aged 16-25.
You’ll notice the media’s all over Masters’ statement and is feigning outrage but suddenly lost interest in “fact-checking,” writes Chris Menahan.
“The only “fact check” they could run on his statement is correcting the notion most of these shootings are gang-related.”
“According to CDC data, most of these murders are thugs shooting people during the commission of a crime, i.e. during a robbery, carjacking, home invasion, etc.”
Second amendment advocates have long complained about media bias that whips up agenda-driven moral panics after shootings carried out by white people but largely ignores black on black crime.
In his 2020 book Gun Control Myths, researcher John Lott asserts, “The United States has a relatively low violent crime rate compared to other developed countries. But compared to these other countries, the United States does have a relatively high homicide rate.”
The explanation, according to Lott, is that “the US has a bad drug gang problem.”