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Police data debunks Joe Biden’s push for gun control

In this June 17, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Darby, Pa. John Bolton's claims that President Donald Trump urged China’s Xi Jinping to help him win reelection is casting a renewed spotlight on a major front in the 2020 presidential campaign: the battle over who has been softer on Beijing. China already loomed large in the contest as Trump and Biden, have traded accusations over corruption, geopolitical pandering and the president’s wild shifts in tone toward the Asia superpower (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Joe Biden speaks in Darby, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Joe Biden speaks in Darby, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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UPDATED 4:00 PM PT – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Joe Biden has continued attempts to connect legal gun ownership to violent crime, although police statistics have yet to support his claims. Last year, the San Francisco Bay Area reported a 35 percent rise in violent crime, while shootings and murders rose 45 percent in New York and 50 percent in Chicago.

Those cities have the strictest gun control laws in the U.S. For comparison, violent crimes in the Republican-controlled city of Miami rose only 13 percent and declined by 11 percent in Oklahoma City, which is also run by Republicans.

Police say most crime involves illegal guns, which contradicts Biden’s agenda.

“First of all, we need to have a Congress, we need to have elected officials that are not worried about political theatre,” Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo asserted. “To do a myriad of things to help keep firearms in hands, so we need Congress to do its job.”

Overall, violent crime rose an average 35 percent nationwide, which was mostly driven by the influx of illegal firearms through the U.S.-Mexico border.

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