The following commentary by Steve MacDonald has been republished with permission from GraniteGrok.
If you are looking for a silver lining, this report on spiking homicides in increasingly-crime-riddled Democrat Vermont does imply that at some point in the past there were more homicides in a year than in 2022.
A deadly shooting in Rutland this week marked the 20th Vermont homicide so far this year, the highest number since 1992 when there were 21.
Going back as far as 2013, there were only 10 homicides in Vermont, according to FBI data. That number climbed to 17 in 2017. The lowest number in this period was last 2021, with nine homicides.
The Donkeys are blaming gun violence in a state that has been increasing regulation of firearms as Democrats’ grip on power has solidified. And after Tuesday, they now hold veto-proof majorities in the state legislature, making Gov. Phil Scott even more of an empty-suited figurehead in a declining Democracy — unless he’d like to declare a state of emergency over those election results so he can write a few emergency orders.
Not that he would. He’s what a Southern Republican would call — what’s the word — a Democrat.
Also, no mention that most of this “gun” violence happens in its #wokest, progressive city – Burlington (the blackhole into which the state has been sucked politically).
Is anyone in a betting mood? It’s only Nov. 11. With the economic pressures, the holidays, and the ongoing inevitable failure of progressive government, will Vermont find a way to get past 21 homicides in 2022?
I hope not for the sake of Vermonters, but I will go with yes.
Democrats will also impose more gun restrictions, and violent crime will get worse. It always does.
Granite Staters in the Connecticut River Valley should keep their arms and ammunition handy. We don’t want any of that violent crime spilling over into New Hampshire.