Monday, July 23, 2012

An Aurora Massacre Takes Place Every 10 Days in Chicago, Gun-Control Capital of the United States


The city of Chicago enforces the most draconian (and unconstitutional) gun-control laws in the United States.

And how's that working out?

Oddly, there are no calls for more gun control in the wake of the weekly Chicago massacre. Once you have the stiffest gun control laws on the books, you should probably look at the root of the problem... "Three men are dead and at least 23 other people wounded from gun violence across the city since Friday night."

In fact, Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy is "accentuating the positives" of the bloody results of his city's oppressive gun ban, which prevents only the law-abiding from defending themselves by force of arms:

McCarthy noted this weekend's numbers were half the total of shootings for the same weekend last year. He also said that while 2012 shootings are up by eight percent over 2011, they've decreased considerably since March when the year-to-year increase was 40 percent...

...McCarthy also said the murder rate is well below the record of 970 set in 1974, although it's still on pace to reach 450 murders and that the murder rate is increasing as overall violent crime in Chicago is showing a decline.

In other words, an Aurora massacre occurs every 10 days in Chicago, the gun-control capital of the U.S. Like Washington DC, New York City, Mexico City and London -- to name but a few -- "gun-free" cities are truly areas where the innocent are targeted by predators who have no intention of abiding by any law.

The masterminds who think they
can banish evil from the world by banning guns
must reject all of human history, as well as logic and reason, to promote their unconstitutional schemes


fernstalbert said...

Chicago is a protected enclave of the Democratic Party. No one can argue that every failed social policy has been tried and died an ignoble death in the bowels of the "Windy City". Corrupt politicians at every level of government - welfare, moribund public school system, entrenched public service unions and the victimhood mentality. "Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them." Ann Landers. Never changing the direction of failure is the easy path.

Anon1152 said...

Homicides in Chicago have dropped dramatically over the last several years. Your quote points to a high of 970 in 1974 and a predicted 450 this year. That's a significant drop. And the drop is continuing. From 929 in 1994 to 440 in 2011.* Has the situation improved after more stringent gun control laws were put into place?


Magnafan said...

Anon1152, be careful with stats. Correlation is not causation. One has to control all variables to determine causation. Professor John Lott Jr., has written peer-reviewed studies on this very subject by examining gun crime in every U.S. county. He, and other profs in over a dozen other peer-reviewed studies, could not find gun control a causative factor in any gun crime reduction.
Canadian anti-gun people tried another technique. They attributed a drop in domestic gun violence and suicides to their two-billion dollar long gun registry. In fact, the downward trend in gun violence started several years before. They just hitched their conclusion to a line that had already been falling.