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If Gun Control Works, Chicago ought to be safe
The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/2013 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 01/15/2013 11:41:11 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich talked about gun control this morning on CBS:

Gingrich revealed that he's been urging House Republicans to hold hearings about gun control in Chicago, President Obama's hometown and "the murder capital of the United States."

"Well, I think it's amazing that we're having all this discussion about gun control: The president's hometown, Chicago, is the murder capital of the United States. Over 500 people were killed there last year. Vice President Biden doesn't seem to want to go there. I'm trying to get the House Republicans to hold hearings there. It's illegal to have all the guns that are killing people in Chicago. If gun control works, Chicago ought to be safe," said Gingrich.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; guncontrol; newt; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/15/2013 11:41:16 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Newt ping.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 11:42:09 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Right on Newt! But Bonehead and his Republican members are numb nuts that have no brain or guts.
3 posted on 01/15/2013 11:50:27 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Servant of the Cross

I keep asking myself what else Obozo is doing while trying to distract us with his assault on the 2A.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 12:02:36 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yeah Chicago, show ‘em all how great gun control works...


5 posted on 01/15/2013 12:03:11 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Servant of the Cross; onyx
Newt ping

"It's illegal to have all the guns that are killing people in Chicago. If gun control works, Chicago ought to be safe," said Gingrich.

6 posted on 01/15/2013 12:06:43 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

If I had my way, Newt Gingrich would be about to take the oath of office for President of the United States.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 12:18:55 PM PST by Gator113 (I voted for "love of country".... this mess if your fault.)
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To: Gator113; NoGrayZone; katiedidit1

Bump your every word, Gator113!

Thanks for the ping, (((NGZ)))


8 posted on 01/15/2013 12:22:02 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Gun Control “logic” bump for later.......


9 posted on 01/15/2013 12:23:19 PM PST by indthkr
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To: Gator113

> If I had my way, Newt Gingrich would be about to take the oath of office for President of the United States.

He seems to have a bit more lucidity and conviction than Romney did plus he’s a critical thinker that is no stranger to conflict and confrontation. He appears to be a lot more intelligent than Boner and Pelosi...


10 posted on 01/15/2013 12:27:23 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Servant of the Cross
It's interesting how the media, including Fox, has paid virtually no attention to the fact that Chicago is ranked by Handgun Control Inc (Brady) as one of the top 3 most stringent gun controlling cities in the US, and at the same time Chicago's gun murder rate is skyrocketing, with 2012 being a record year over an already bad 2011, and 2013 already starting out at a pace that will be far higher than 2012.

Why is it in this gun control “mecca” of Chicago, that the unarmed citizens are dying at a record pace? And, if your going to tell me that it's because criminals can bring guns in from outside Chicago, explain why Milwaukee and Indianapolis...both allow easier access to guns for law-abiding citizens...and both have a much lower per capita rate of violent crime and gun-murder...?

Guns are easier to get in Milwaukee and Indianapolis than they are for the criminals to get in Chicago. So criminals in Milwaukee and Indianapolis have even “better” access to guns than the thugs in Chicago.

So again, where is the logical argument that would justify Chicago's astronomical gun murder rate? There is only one logical reason for Chicago's murder rate—they have a high population of amoral thugs and an unarmed population of law-abiding, easy victims.

Who says it pays to be a lawful citizen... Over 530 former citizens of Chicago might be alive today if they, or someone who loves them, were empowered with the ability to stand toe-to-toe with the thugs.

11 posted on 01/15/2013 12:28:24 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: onyx

Anytime onyx (((hug)))! =(

Sad face for what we are up against.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 12:28:57 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone; everyone
I wish Libya wasn't misspelled in this graphic!





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13 posted on 01/15/2013 12:47:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Psssh the misspelling. The gist is there and we all get it!

I’d rather misspell than be sent to “the camp”....or die trying not to be sent.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 1:03:26 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: jsanders2001
He appears to be a lot more intelligent than Boner and Pelosi...

My dog appears to have more intelligence than either Bohner or Pelosi.

15 posted on 01/15/2013 1:09:40 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: Servant of the Cross
I have a relative who lives there. He is moving this year. He says most of the people who live there are in fear of the gangs. To Texas, he's going. Obama is such a fraud. People in his own city die as he plays his I care BS. People are so foolish and or agenda driven to follow him. He uses his smile to seduce as to portray this picture or to give a feeling to the masses that he is a family guy- and a guy who couldn't deliberately cause trouble/pain for anyone. I wish it was Newt being sworn in. The GOP called here to us today. My spouse unloaded on them of how he thought they did from the primaries to current time. No money given.
16 posted on 01/15/2013 2:05:24 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Rub their noses in it? Nah, they're not gonna go & be shown up as hypocrites...

17 posted on 01/15/2013 3:22:26 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Gator113

only if it was “the Good Newt” - because there is a good newt, and a bad newt, but the good Newt is amazing at times!


18 posted on 01/15/2013 3:27:27 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Servant of the Cross

Good post!
(BTW, off double secret probie status.....)


19 posted on 01/15/2013 3:28:30 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Kinda fits a lot of ids ....


21 posted on 01/15/2013 4:06:46 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My name is Dan. There is a good Dan, a bad Dan and a very hardened mature Dan that still looks at life through the eyes of a child, or so my bride says. With me, it’s a package deal.

ANY Newt would be better that that jerk we are now stuck with. I think you know that. ;>)


22 posted on 01/15/2013 4:19:50 PM PST by Gator113 (I voted for "love of country".... this mess if your fault.)
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To: Gator113

Well, yes, you make a good point. Although I doubt you are as schizo as Newt is. BTW, I supported Newt in the primaries, and writing a book now about how Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost...Again. In that book, I explore the good Newt V the Bad Newt in depth.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 4:43:40 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I remember that you supported Newt in the primaries.

For me it worked like this: I wanted Palin to run, she didn’t so I supported Newt, then in the general I supported Romney.

I would have voted for a can of soup over Obama.

Please let me know when your book is out. I will probably not like any Newt bashing, but I would love the parts dedicated to eviscerating Karl Rove and the Establishment. ;>)

Cheers....


24 posted on 01/15/2013 5:14:47 PM PST by Gator113 (I voted for "love of country".... this mess if your fault.)
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To: Gator113

There’s no real Newt bashing, but I do mention that in the past there’s been “a bad Newt” and that for almost the entire 2011-12 season, he was the “good Newt” - and then lost it in Florida....as did the entire Republican field. Much more positive about Newt than negative, but very negative towards his consultants, including those establishment types I fought tooth and nail with inside the Super PAC supporting Newt.

Book will be something....out soon.....a 20 year deconstruction of how our establishment has lost every argument, ceded every narrative, discarded the truth, and totally screwed up the party and that party’s message.


25 posted on 01/15/2013 5:32:11 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I envy your talent.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 7:20:50 PM PST by Gator113 (I voted for "love of country".... this mess if your fault.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Gingrich revealed that he's been urging House Republicans to hold hearings about gun control in Chicago, President Obama's hometown and "the murder capital of the United States."

The meeting should be held on the Southside of Chicago - and without armed security. Let these folks learn how it feels to be an every day American...

27 posted on 01/15/2013 7:56:45 PM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door-daughter&wife screaming -Dems took YOUR gun. Shots fired.)
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