“… guns fall under the jurisdiction of the state and federal governments,” Fischer said. They are the “ones that have the power to make our country safer, our cities safer, our schools and churches and our groceries safer, they act as if nothing can be done.”
Fischer is not taking responsibility for the city’s role in embracing violence. The city, under his administration, hosts gun shows, knife shows, military air shows. The city puts officers armed with assault weapons in our parades. The city sends officers to our neighborhood meetings, to our public libraries, and to our parks armed as though they are going into battle. The message, the tone that is communicated by the city is one of violence.