From the city that brought us hope and change and, even with it’s recent decision to eliminate the city’s firearms registry, still has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet another night of violence that curiously doesn’t seem to happen with quite the same frequency in “free states.” This time, a three-year-old boy is among 13 injured in a shooting at a Chicago park.
Like New York, Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, and even Houston, Chicago has a violence problem. But Chicago’s issues are demonstrably worse than most and has been in spite of what were some of the most restrictive firearms laws in the country. They are in fact, the leader in total murders in the United States and there is no sign they are slowing down any time soon. Yet, in spite of overwhelming evidence that their anti-gun policies aren’t helping, we’ll see yet another call for even more gun control.
Democrats throughout the state claim that blood will run in the streets as a result of court rulings and new laws allowing concealed carry and other freedoms. But here’s a news flash, blood has been running in the streets of Chicago since the 1930s. Banning guns, even the National Firearms Act, attempting to ban/register the “Chicago Typewriter”, didn’t help. Curiously, the surrounding areas, where people can own guns with a great deal more freedom, are actually pretty peaceful. Seems like the old saying that an armed society is a polite society rings true every time.