Skip to comments.Strict Gun Laws in Chicago Canít Stem Fatal Shots
Posted on 01/30/2013 6:27:17 AM PST by Second Amendment First
CHICAGO Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.
And yet Chicago, a city with no civilian gun ranges and bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence that contributed to more than 500 homicides last year and at least 40 killings already in 2013, including a fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Tuesday.
To gun rights advocates, the city provides stark evidence that even some of the toughest restrictions fail to make places safer. The gun laws in Chicago only restrict the law-abiding citizens and theyve essentially made the citizens prey, said Richard A. Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. To gun control proponents, the struggles here underscore the opposite a need for strict, uniform national gun laws to eliminate the current patchwork of state and local rules that allow guns to flow into this city from outside.
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I guess the next step will be confiscation of all firearms.
When there are no more legal gun owners to blame, ridicule and punish they might get around to making it tougher for the actual criminals.
Yeah . . . I'll bet the bad guys will be real pi$$ed when they are forced to turn in all their guns and ammo. 'Cuz, ya' know, that's what'll happen.
Baraq and Rhambo need to deputize the Million Moms for Gun Control and send them in to disarm the Chicago ghetto next summer.
Then they can move on to Detroit.
So rather than change their local laws to allow citizens to carry, they want the entire nation to do it their way in complete violation of the Constitution. What a bunch of selfish, self-righteous, un-American, moronic assholes. They reap what they sew, no one should feel sorry for them.
Anti-gunners are believers. gun control is an article of faith with them, not a rationally derived conclusion. and to slightly misquote Stuart Chase, "For the true believer, not proof is necessary, and no disproof possible."
New tag line
It should be obvious even to the educated and literate, if utterly misguided, dyed-in-the-wool liberal ideologues who staff and run the New York Times that if you disarm the law-abiding, you render them helpless against those who disparage all rule of law, who invariably arm themselves with all the latest hardware, and who prey on the disarmed.
It’s not rocket science.
Yet even this level of elementary cogitation is beyond the blinkered morons who write for the Times.
Certainly the criminals have discovered this very elementary fact, and are taking advantage of it on a daily basis to shear the Chicago sheep and murder wherever they please.
Anti gun clergy marched in Lansing Michigan yesterday.
I wanted to suggest that maybe the problem is with the flock or just maybe the problem is with the shepherds who preach social justice and social envy.
Of course they know, that's the point. A cowed population is a controllable population, one that's easy pickings for a government which disparages all rule of law and is armed with the latest hardware.
Interesting how the article doesn’t even bother to touch on the gangs, gang-bangers and the arrest and prosecution of them. Any bets the bleeding liberals in these red counties slap ‘em on the hand and sentence them to midnight basketball?
And the same exact people back open border policies.
A national ban will create a thriving market for arming the urban youths with cheaply made zip guns that may or may not blow up in their hands. Good enough to kill each other, but not suitable for taking the countryside (where the non-compliant will still be better armed). The better funded gangs will just bring real assault weapons (and RPGs, grenades, etc.) across the border with their drug shipments.
A fact we do not want to talk about is most of the people murdered in the USA with hand guns are people involved with criminal activity. The idea controlling guns for law abiding citizens is an insult to the citizens of this country.
God forbid. This is my one nightmare out of this latest Jihad. Total background checks are the liberals' wet dream. Once that is in place, all we need is for the government to declare a "National Emergency" (real or bogus) and shut down the computers for "the public safety". Ergo, NO ONE can legally get a gun.
All too often, especially on gun show weekends, their computers "have a glitch" or go down "for maintenance" and block sales by dealers. Sure, they are supposed to be sold without a check after a few days but that is bad news when you need a gun NOW. I remember during the Los Angeles riots when firearms sales were banned and those naive people who thought the police would protect them were hung out and left to dry.
His other plan [along with Gov. Quinn and the Chicago Donkey Mafia] is to totally disarm all the innocent, law-abiding gun owners of the state. Yeah, Rahm, it's worked so well for you in Chicago that it needs to go statewide — NOT.
Should have bought stock in Chuck’s Gun Shop.
If concealed Carry is sooooo evil for us common people, why is it legal for Chicago Aldermen?
Since when does "14" outpace "40"?
This is the 15 year old who was killed. Didn’t see this posted.
Unbelievable the NYT would actually print this.