Skip to comments.Gun Control? Obama's Chicago New U.S. Murder Capital
Posted on 09/19/2013 4:56:20 PM PDT by raptor22
Gun Crime: FBI statistics show Chicago, with one-third the population, passing New York City in the number of murders in 2012. Is it time for a national conversation about gang control vs. gun control?
President Obama doesn't often mention his hometown when he talks about gun control. Then he'd have to explain, in arguably the most gun-restricted big city in America in the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms, why Chicago is now officially the murder capital of the United States.
In new statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up sharply from the 431 in 2011. New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011. Others put Chicago's total as high as 532, but the fact is the carnage now leads the nation with more people murdered in the Windy City in the first two weeks of September than were murdered at the Washington Navy Yard. Through Wednesday, Chicago had suffered 21 homicides in September.
On Tuesday, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, an avid gun-control advocate and opponent of Illinois' concealed carry law, held another of what has become a series of press conferences displaying guns seized by Chicago cops some 5,095 in the first 37 weeks of 2013 along with a lecture on crime and gun control. But he inadvertently found common ground with Second Amendment defenders when he noted that while guns are being seized, the gun criminals are often allowed to go free.
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The One must be so proud.
We all know why it is the murder Capitol, and it isn’t because of white people.
Hasn’t New York’s black population gone down?
This is an area where political correctness forbids an honest discussion. Most of these murders are committed by the youth gangs. And the vast majority of the gangs in Chicago are black.
Eric Holder wants us to have honest conversations about race, but only about certain subjects. I’m sure he doesn’t want to hear about how black gangs have laid waste to big portions of many major cities..
The murder rate is probably closely related to the quality of past community organizing work.
Hope Obama lost some “sons” in the carnage.
I feel terrible for the innocent who have to live in Obama’s marxist hell.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally is trying to do something about the crime. If he puts “stop and question/frisk” into action, then it will prove that he is serious.
If not, it’s back to the ballet for him.
“Most of these murders are committed by the youth gangs. And the vast majority of the gangs in Chicago are black.”
No, they’re not. The majority of the gangs in Chicago are “hispanic.” I put that in parenthesis because “hispanic” refers to a linguistic group (i.e., Spanish-speaking), and not any particular “race.” However, of the hispanics, the Mexicans by far make up the majority. I don’t think people realize just how HUGE the Mexican population is in NE Illinois. It is enormous.
This is government sanctioned. They WANT these people to kill themselves off. Otherwise they would do something about it.
I’m sure a lot of this will become peaceful when the all gangs begin signing up in the Healthcare Exchanges. And I’m sure the IRS and the DOJ will ensure that the law will be enforced.
“Hasnt New Yorks black population gone down?”
Here are the murder stats for last year in NYC:
Looks as though it’s going down just by virtue of their murder rate!
...notice how O calls Hawaii his home distances himself from Chicago.
He’s trying to make the rest of America as safe as Chicago.
13 more today....
When will MSM / Politicians wake up and realize it’s the shooter not
‘——— distances himself from Chicago.’
That’s about the only thing I could say I have in common with The One.
Problem is, no matter where you send them havoc is sure to follow.