Gutfeld blames gun violence on “the defund movement and the Ferguson effect”

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Citation From the April 8, 2021, edition of Fox News' The Five

JUAN WILLIAMS (HOST): You know, what strikes me is we have had a series of, you know, big shootings. Eight in Georgia, ten people dead in Colorado, more dead in California. But it looks like this has become a culture wars issue. To Dana's point, people just don't seem to be able to talk and get anything done. Why is this the, you know, case that this is a culture wars issue when we're talking about life and death? 

GREG GUTFELD (HOST): Because the Democrats cannot speak honestly about this. Biden used the phrase "gun violence public health epidemic." Those are five words when one word would do. That one word is criminals, right? Criminals. The overwhelming majority, 99.9999% of the crime is done by criminals. Or you can use three words like "law and order." You could save a lot of time.

The gun violence is directly related to the -- to the overall rise in crime due to the defund movement and the Ferguson effect. We've seen a dearth of -- a pullback in policing. We've seen even CNN admit that there is a drastic spike in crime, in shootings and homicides in all the major Democratic led cities.

So if you think attacks on pistols with stabilizing braces would have saved the lives of the extra one hundred killed in Memphis this year, plus one hundred, you're crazy. If you think that turning lawful gun owners into felons would have prevented the deaths of the elderly Asians in Oakland, California, or New York City, some of whom were actually stabbed, you are nuts.