Nate Jackson / August 4, 2021

Anti-Gun Hypocrite Sets an Example

The gun-grabbing mayor of Rochester, New York, faces firearms charges.

Leftist gun grabbers have a long history of exploiting children to push for gun control. Now we can add child endangerment to their résumé.

In a little-noticed story last month, the Associated Press reports: “Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty … to charges stemming from a police raid that allegedly turned up a rifle and pistol, and her 10-year-old daughter alone, in the home she shares with her husband. A grand jury indicted Warren and her husband Timothy Granison … on a felony count of criminal possession of a firearm, as well as misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child and having unsecured guns in a home.”

This isn’t a story about actually endangering a child by having guns in the home. It is a story about leftist hypocrisy.

Warren is one of the mayors involved with Michael Bloomberg’s anti-Second Amendment group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

MAIG demands leftist policies like “universal” background checks, red flag laws, and storage requirements. And in Warren’s case, New York requires registration of pistols, and Rochester requires locked gun storage. The mayor violated both of those laws.

Perhaps Warren’s daughter was endangered by those unlocked guns. Bloomberg’s buddies at the Brady Campaign certainly want us to think that. Or perhaps the girl was actually endangered by Granison’s cocaine trafficking.

Either way, Warren serves as the poster child of hypocrisy, which surely played a role in her June primary defeat. As she nears the end of her term and faces criminal charges, here’s hoping a few more Americans take heed of her story to promote good gun safety practices, such as those thought in the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gun Safe Program. Warren’s daughter and millions of other kids would benefit from knowing what to do should they encounter a firearm. And Democrats would benefit from abandoning their “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy.

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