Skip to comments.Illinois gun sales surge past national average (Background checks nearly double in August)
Posted on 09/09/2016 6:29:09 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
NEWS Illinois gun sales surge past national average Background checks nearly double in August
By AARON SMITH Posted: 12:43 PM, September 08, 2016 Updated: 1:40 AM, September 09, 2016 3 3 2 Comments Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Background checks for gun purchases surged in Illinois to an all-time high in August, far exceeding the national average.
The increase came amid a rising death toll from shootings in Chicago, a more restrictive gun control law approved for the state late last month, and anticipation that Hillary Clinton -- who favors stronger gun control measures -- could win the presidential election.
More News Headlines House GOP leader vows punishment coming for Democrats over gun sit-in Gun sales on track to break another record Chicago overwhelmed by gun violence, priest says US Olympic skeet shooter rips gun control measures Rapper Rhymefest to Donald Trump: Come to Chicago Chicago, aka 'Chi-raq' likely to top 2015 in number of shootings Background checks in Illinois nearly doubled in August, compared to the year before, according to data from the FBI.
This is far greater than the nationwide rate, which shows that background checks increased 6% in August, compared to a year ago. That single-digit increase made August a record month for background checks nationally.
Background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background System serve as an important indicator for gun sales, since there are no industry sales figures.
The Illinois tally for last month was 185,912 background checks, compared to 94,314 in August 2015. Not only was this a record for the state, it's the first time the monthly tally for background checks exceeded 100,000.
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But I suppose there are still a few remaining red-blooded Americans living in IL and waiting to migrate elsewhere. ;)
Gun owners will have to do the criminal culling the cops can no longer do.
Get ‘em now before the Nazi Democrats take over.
The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back
In 2016 nearly 3,000 people have been shot in the city, an average of one victim every two hours.
By Heather Mac Donald
Sept. 11, 2016 5:58 p.m. ET
The streets are gone, Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, told me last month. The night before, Aug. 14, a Chicago police officers son had been killed in a shooting while sitting on his familys porch, one of 92 people killed in Chicago during the worst month for homicides in the Windy City since July 1993. The August victims who survived included 10-year-old Tavon Tanner, shot while playing in front of his house (the bullet ripped through Tavons pancreas, intestines, kidney and spleen); an 8-year-old girl shot in the arm while crossing the street; and two 6-year-old girls.
On Sept. 6, a 71-year-old man was accosted by a teen on a bike while watering his lawn. The robber demanded the mans wallet and when he refused shot him in the abdomen, then grabbed his wallet before pedaling away.
By Sept. 8, nearly 3,000 people had been shot in Chicago in 2016, an average of one shooting victim every two hours. Five hundred and sixteen people had been murdered. Gun homicides and non-fatal shootings were up 47% over the same period of 2015, which had seen a significant rise in crime over 2014.
Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, Nov. 24, 2015. ENLARGE
Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, Nov. 24, 2015. Photo: Associated Press
There is no way out of this shooting spree, Mr. Angelo said. His despair is understandable, because Chicago is the countrys most-glaring example of what I have called the Ferguson effect. Chicago officers have cut back drastically on proactive policing under the onslaught of criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement and its political and media enablers.
In October 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a crime meeting in Washington, D.C., that the Chicago police had gone fetal, and were less likely to interdict criminal behavior. That pull-back worsened in 2016, with pedestrian stops dropping 82% from January through July 20, 2016, compared with the same period in 2015, according to the Chicago police department. The cops are just driving by people on the corners, Mr. Angelo says, rather than checking out known drug dealers and others who raise suspicions. Criminals are back in control and black lives are being lost at a rate not seen for two decades.
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