Wow, that was a hot weekend in Chicago! Illinoisans had to spend a great portion of Barack Obama Day mourning the dead or rushing loved ones to the hospital. By the end of the weekend, 75 people had been shot and 11 victims died of gunshot wounds in one of the most gun-unfriendly cities in America. The Chicago warzone is illustrative of everything that’s wrong with the gun control debate in America.
(Side Note: Illinois celebrates August 4th as Barack Obama Day. Not to be confused with Obama Day in Kenya, which is celebrated every November 6th. What? We didn’t say anything!)
While Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, it has been surpassed by places like California and New Jersey in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting. Perhaps the lawmakers in Chicago were too busy dodging bullets to obliterate gun rights even further.
You have to get a permit from the state to purchase a gun in Illinois and you have to keep renewing the permit in order to “legally” own the firearm. You can keep the license to own a gun in your wallet, right next to your license to speak freely and your license to not quarter US Marines in your home during peacetime.
“Assault” weapons are outright banned in Illinois and Chicago. If you are a parent in Chicago, you have to keep a trigger lock installed on your handgun and it must be kept in a locked safe at the bottom of Lake Michigan with a fingerprint, retinal scanner and blood sample analysis required to open it. Ammo must be stored separately from the weapon, preferably on the moon. Despite those restrictions, they do still allow licensed concealed carry in Chicago and the state does not maintain an illegal registry of all gun owners — so it’s still better than California.
The mainstream media dutifully ignored the weekend shooting spree, but if you were aware of it or were able to glean any information from any non-MSM sources, the first thing that stands out is that all of the violence was black-on-black. This cuts right to the heart of the Democrat Party’s tryannical desire to disarm all law-abiding Americans. Liberal politicians have turned urban areas into hellscapes for minority Americans. The vast majority of the violent gun crimes in America, as chronicled year after year by the FBI, are committed by black and Hispanic gang members. If you subtract black and Hispanic crime from the equation, America has fewer mass shootings than almost all other modern nations.
But the Democrats can’t just come out and say they want to disarm all of the blacks. So instead, whenever there is a mass shooting anywhere in the United States, they try to take away everyone’s guns — thinking that black and Hispanic gang members will dutifully turn over the firearms along with everyone else. It’s much easier for a gun-grabber to rail against the dangerous hillbilly hayseed toothless hick Trump supporters in flyover country than it is to say we have a black on black murder problem in America’s inner cities.
In 2008, Chicago politicians defiantly refused to comply with the Supreme Court’s District of Columbia v. Heller decision and kept its handgun ban in place. This caused black market handguns to flood into the city, as everyone outside of Chicago predicted. The ban was finally lifted in 2014 when another federal judge specifically told Chicago to allow gun stores to reopen within the city limits. But the damage was done, and the people of Chicago have been suffering with consequences of the gun-grabbers’ “good intentions” ever since.
There are some signs of hope, however. The black community in Chicago is calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. They’re also calling on President Donald Trump to rescue the city.
If Chicago were to elect a Republican mayor in the vein of Rudy Giuliani, who would be willing to implement a stop-and-frisk program, that might slow the bloodshed down and eventually restore order to the Windy City. Otherwise, the only solution to the problem will be more gun freedom for the civilians of Chicago — followed by quite a bit of frontier justice.
~ American Gun News