Question: “Is there a crime problem in this country?” WH Press Secretary : “Well, I would say certainly there is a gun problem.”
At the White House’ daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if we had a crime problem in this country. Her response was that “Well, I would say certainly there is a gun problem.” As is typical, the Biden administration and Democrats completely refuse to acknowledge that the spike that we have seen in murder and violent crime is related releasing large percentages of inmates from jails and prison, ordering police to stand down or to cut police budgets, and Democrat prosecutors refusing to prosecute violent criminals.
The other point that needs to be made clear is that the vast majority of violent crime and almost all crime generally doesn’t involve the use of guns.
In 2018, 26.7% of violent crime involved guns and 10.2% of all crime. In 2019, those percentages were 27.0% and 10.7%. The data is available here and here. If there is a gun problem, the violent crime problem is about 4 times worse. The overall crime problem is 10 times worse.