Everytown for Gun Safety: What We Need Is Federal Gun Control

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety argues that the reason Chicago and Detroit and other gun control-heavy cities are so dangerous is that criminals go out of state to get their guns and then bring them back into the city to use them. So, it’s not gun control’s fault that the crime rates are so high there. It’s the fault of the South for “clinging to their guns and religion” and for having such lax gun laws.

Therefore, what we really need is the same gun control laws in every state. But we know that those in the South aren’t going to enact “responsible” gun control. So, what we’ll have to do is bypass the 10th and the 2nd Amendments and enact federal gun control laws that encompass every state. CNS News reported:

Colin Goddard, Senior Policy Advocate at Everytown for Gun Safety says when it comes to gun laws,  “we do need federal policy here to hold every state to the same standard.”


“For Chicago particularly, this is a state where the vast majority of guns used in crimes, do not come from Chicago – they come from neighboring states. They are trafficked from states outside where there are weaker laws, to places like Chicago where there are stronger laws,” Goddard said.

“While we are making progress on the state level, we do need federal policy here to hold every state to the same standard to remove these pockets of strength and weakness to allow guns to be trafficked across state borders.”

“The progress we have on state level will hopefully bring us back here to D.C. one day, where the majority of the legislators here think differently on this issue and we can enact policies that protect us in every state in this country,” Goddard said.

As the Washington Post reported, Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin might be answering Everytown’s call for more federal gun control. They’re considering getting the band back together and reviving the gun control debate in light of the recent tragedy in Charleston.

The gun control duo will likely attempt to expand background checks at the federal level, something that wouldn’t have prevented what happened in Charleston (or Sandy Hook), but something that would only make things more difficult for law-abiding citizens who wish to purchase firearms.

Even if they were to succeed this time in getting tighter gun restrictions passed at the federal level, don’t think for one second that they’ll be satisfied with that. They’ll tell everyone that “this is all we’re asking for.” Just some “common sense” laws aimed at preventing “gun violence.” Nothing else will change.

In reality, this is only the beginning. They’ll make so many restrictions on guns that someday in the not-too-distant future, it’ll be practically impossible to buy and possess them. Of course, by then, today’s kids will have grown up being brainwashed by their schools that guns are evil. They’ll grow up not wanting to have anything to do with guns.