Skip to comments.NBC: Chicago Gun Restrictions Ineffective Because of Gun Rights Elsewhere
Posted on 02/01/2013 6:02:23 PM PST by chessplayer
In a report at the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Kevin Tibbles fretted that "Despite bylaws that prohibit gun shops within city limits...Chicago appears to be awash in guns." A sentiment that echoed ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, who on Wednesday announced to viewers that the whole nation was "awash in guns."
The declaration from Tibbles teed up gun control advocate and UCLA law professor Adam Winkler to claim that problem with Chicago's gun restrictions was that they were not universal: "Chicago certainly has strict gun control laws. But the difficulty is that outlying areas outside of Chicago and in other states, neighboring Illinois, don't have strict gun control laws, and the guns easily flow into Chicago because of that."
Because in fairy world, there are no guns and no one ever gets hurt, ever. This is fairy world, right?
You would think NBC would finally be embarrassed after being caught lying so many times. But no.
Maybe they should ask their president what he knows about guns being walked to gangs in Chicago.
So, let me understand the argument. Chicago’s strict gun laws don’t work for the reason that criminals don’t abide by them, and acquire guns in other places to bring into Chicago. Thus, they knowingly violate the law. Is this the argument?
So, logically, this means that America must be entirely disarmed from sea to shining sea. And then, when guns are smuggled across our borders because the lawful are willing to pay for them, the solution will be what?
How progressive can be so stupid and oblivious to human nature is truly a wonder.
The only real solution will then be a global government which has made illegal the possession of firearms to everyone ... except of course to itself. When that happens everything will be wonderful, right? Right?
What's the difference? It CAN'T be the people, can it?
Commie Pigs NEVER deviate from the PARTY line.
Stalin complained vehemently that communism was failing in the Soviet Socialist Republic, BECAUSE ALL THE SURROUNDING STATES PRACTICED CAPITALISM!
Once we get all those surrounding capitalist pigs to become good communists, THEN AND ONLY THEN will Marxism succeed.
I wonder why we are so different than Chicago.
The reason is obvious to me. The folks in my neighborhood are law abiding Americans. They speak the American language. They go to work everyday. And except for the one liberal at the end of the street they do not want any help from government other than building roads, prisons and maintaining a strong military.
The big and obvious question is, “If honest citizens in Chicago had the right to own guns, and use them for self defense, how quickly would it end the killing rampage?”
Seriously, nowhere in the country where there is gun freedom is there anything like the insanity in Chicago. So it raises the question: are people in Chicago defective, or just defenseless?
Their elected leaders assume they are defective. Incapable of having their God-given rights. That they can only be controlled by an armed police, but they are too irresponsible to protect themselves. So it is better that the people of Chicago live in fear as the prey of criminals.
If their own leaders think they are defective, then the rest of us should assume that maybe their leaders are correct, and that there is something about Chicago that makes people behave like animals.
One Million Moms look more like about 100 PMSed Troglodytes.
All these sandwiches that will never be made...
It is illegal all across the country to distribute cocaine.
Does that mean there is no cocaine in Chicago?
It’s a media numbers thing.
3 yrs after 9/11 there were an additional 4 million jobs and the media called it a “jobless recovery”.
3 yrs after the 08 meltdown there were 7 million LESS jobs and the media call it the “new normal”.
Cocaine is medicinal.
You are not sensitive.
5th grade Chicago math wizard proves a statistical correlation between “Chicago being awash in guns” to “Chicago being awash in politicians and criminals”.
Oh Jeez, you done gone and jogged the ol memory machine.
You get the “Nail On Head” award for that one.
People like you are the salvation from the “low info” voters and the bane of little Joey Goebbels worldwide.
LOL, watch yer back my friend.
Thanks for the post.
Then why is crime higher where the guns are easier to get?
No matter where they come from, if gun availability is the cause of crime, then de facto, crime should be higher where guns are easier to come by.