Baltimore is on pace for 1,000 shootings this year, but their answer to fix the problem is just stupid.
The Baltimore City Council took the first steps to approve a ban on toy guns that look real.
In a city where almost 1,000 people have been shot this year, the local government has decided that toys are the biggest problem.
They are not figuring out how to raise people out of poverty or how to provide better education, their goal is to ban toy guns.
With politicians focusing on the wrong things, there is no wonder anymore why Baltimore is in such trouble.
Supporters of the law say that fake guns are being used in crimes and kids are at risk.
City Council President Bernard C. Young tried to explain his liberal circle logic.
“We’re getting stores robbed with replicas. We’ve got people running around with these things and they almost look real. … I don’t think we should be allowing replica guns in the city of Baltimore, especially with the murder rate we have.”
People who disagree with the law say that this doesn’t fix any problem, and they are right.
Banning toy guns won’t do anything to decrease crime, but will only create a new class of criminals whose only crime is having a toy gun that looks real.
That is arresting someone for baking soda because it looks like cocaine.
People caught with a fake gun would be fined between $200-$1,000. The only people who are going to be arrested for having a fake gun are going to be young people, probably poor, living in the inner city of Baltimore.
This law is going to do more damage than good. They’re just toys.
It’s time governments start making the hard decisions to protect their citizens and stop playing around.
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