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Looks like we can tell the truth when it suits us.

I wish I had $5 for every time I've heard or read the phrase epidemic of violence. It's what those who push for gun restriction repeat over and over, ad nauseum, even though it's a blatant falsehood.

Looks like Trump has just been endorsed by the National Fraternal Order of Police, and will playing the same card we have for years in posturing as the "law and order candidate". Here's a quote from the Salon article that is really chapping my ass:

Today, a sharp uptick in murder rates in a small number of cities, against the backdrop of mass shootings and bombs scattered across metro New York, is lending Trump and his allies a rare fact that they can shamelessly distort to erroneously claim that crime is “through the roof.” In reality, there are very serious but locally specific problems in cities like Baltimore and Chicago. Overall murder and crime rates are still way down from the early 1990s.

So what's up, fellow Democrats? Is there in fact an "epidemic of violence" in the nation or not? Sure looks like some chickens are coming home to roost.

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