Following a Memorial Day Weekend during which 12 people shot and killed and 43 more were wounded, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a large part of the solution to the problem is more gun control.
That’s right — gun control is failing miserably and the solution is more gun control.
Breitbart News previously reported that a shooting on Friday resulted in the injuries of 4-year-old girl, her 17-year-old cousin, and a 15-year-old bystander in West Englewood.
On Sunday two boys, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, were shot in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove. The 15-year-old was killed. A 20-year-old was shot and killed in Humboldt Park and another man was shot and killed in East Garfield Park.
On Monday there were homicides at 2:30 pm, 5:25 pm, and 7:50 pm, and the list goes on.
Were the shooters in these instance law-abiding citizens? Negative. Yet Emanuel’s response is more gun control which only affects law-abiding citizens. For those who ignore the law, more gun control simply means more victims.
According to CBS Chicago, Emanuel attended a May 26 luncheon honoring police officers, where he said stopping the lawless use of firearms requires more than just officers on the street, it also requires “community action” and “stronger gun laws.” He said, “It is not just about how many police you have, it is about the quantity of guns that are on the street so we actually have gun laws that back up the men and women we just recognized.”
An interesting side note — Syracuse University’s track data on enforcement of federal gun laws in 2012 found that “out of 90 jurisdictions in the country, [Chicago] ranked 90th.”
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