Skip to comments.500 Murders In Chicago Show Gun Bans Don't Work (500 Murders In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Show Gun Bans
Posted on 01/02/2013 4:15:27 PM PST by raptor22
Guns: The mayor of what is at once America's most gun-controlled city and its murder capital wants an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed in 1994. Except it didn't work then, and it won't work now.
Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a long arrest record, was gunned down last week outside a store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, becoming the Windy City's 500th murder victim in 2012.
Up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring identified 59 gangs and 625 factions; most were on the South and West sides.
Yet, in the view of Chicago's mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, the answer to violence by crazies and criminals in his city and nationally is more gun control, not more gang and goon control.
"As somebody who stood by President Clinton's side to make sure we had a ban on assault weapons, I do not want to see more weapons on the street, more guns on the street," Emanuel said at a Chicago Police Department graduation and promotion ceremony on Dec. 17, shortly after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"It's time that we as a city have an assault weapons ban. It's time that we as a state have an assault weapons ban. It's time that we as a country have an assault weapons ban," Emanuel said.
The problem is that Emanuel's ban, in place from 1994 to 2004, had no measurable effect on crime.
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I’d love to find a good honest county by county map of gun violence.
Maybe the cities would realize that their only chance of saving themselves it to erect high walls to keep us dangerous bitter clinging rednecks out.
I would be interested in seeing that also.
Just for note , DOJ says distance between
shooter & victim is 21 feet. NYPD says 10-11
Domestic violence at home , suspect has
the advantage even if victim has gun nearby or
suspect is unarmed.
Its easy to manipulate data too. Things like listing “justified Homicide” with murder are pretty common.
Probably the best testimony ever.
We all know that Chicago like Washington DC, Los Angels and New York are very safe places, just like Mexico to our South!
When emotions and reason collide, guess which one wins?
Wow, a Chicago resident could beat the odds and not get killed by one of the 80% of gang related murders ... but, of course, you are still eligible to get killed by one of the 20% of non-gang related murders.
libs do not give a rats arse about gun control
they just like #$%^% with us.
I am praying difi tries to pick up my gun around 3 am