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IS HIS “HOME TOWN” OF CHICAGO ANY EXAMPLE?
by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman
(Jan. 13, 2016) — Mesmerized by Obama’s tears, millions of professed Marxist Socialists, Cultural Marxists and institutionalized idiots fell into obedient agreement with their civic god last week and cheered for more “gun control.”
There were a number of “victims” of gun violence present, though no one bothered to comment on who might have paid their traveling expenses to attend another sermon in the round by their socialist savior.
Noticeably absent, at least from what I saw, was the family of slain Border Patrol Officer, Brian Terry. Of course having Terry’s survivors there could have proved embarrassing for the socialist-in-chief since the weapon used to kill officer Terry was provided to his murderer by the actions of the president himself. Using the old Democratic Party adage of the “buck stops here,” certainly Obama and his at-the-time Attorney General Eric Holder were directly responsible for putting thousands of assault weapons into the hands of the Sinaloa Cartel through the BATFE-sponsored and controlled “Operation Fast and Furious.”
To add insult to injury, the Holder-led federal prosecutors in Arizona begged the court for leniency in the case of Officer Terry’s murderer. They wanted a sentence of only 30 years with credit for time served rather than the death penalty. I thought taking the life of a law enforcement officer constituted a “hate crime” as opposed to one in which the prosecution begged for leniency. According to federal law [28 U.S.C 994] there is a requirement for “enhanced sentencing” in certain cases, especially if the crime occurs on federally-administered lands, which this one did. Could it be Officer Terry was not of the right skin pigmentation to engage the hate crime provisions? For some reason Officer Terry did not receive the same adoration and respect as did Trayvon Martin in the eyes of Obama.
Well, meantime, back at the socialist worship fest and attendant demonization of firearms. One would think the president in presenting his enhanced gun control measures would have pointed to the success of similar programs already in place. There are so many great examples to choose from. First off, there is Washington, D.C. where gun ownership has been highly restricted since 1975. We all know how well that has worked. How fortunate are the elected officials and citizens in that Capitol of democracy to enjoy the safety of crime-free streets.
Why did the president not point to the wonderful success of gun restrictions in his home town of Chicago? Surely the many years of gun control measures there have produced the required results. After all, Chicago has been one huge gun-free zone for decades and absolutely no one in that fair city has a firearm without the mandated FOID card issued by the state police. See how simple it is to stop violent crimes in which guns are involved?
Let us take a quick look at how well those strict laws reference guns have related to gun violence in Chicago for the first 7 days of the last three years, courtesy of the website HeyJack***.com as sent to the Chicago Police Officers blog, Second City Cop.
Here you go:
Jan 1-7, 2016:
Shot & Killed: 12
Shot & Wounded: 66
Total Shot: 78
Total Homicides: 12
Jan 1-7, 2015:
Shot & Killed: 5
Shot & Wounded: 33
Total Shot: 38
Total Homicides: 7
Jan 1-7, 2014*:
Shot & Killed: 2
Shot & Wounded: 16
Total Shot: 18
Total Homicides: 3
So pretty much a 100% increase in shootings
And homicides up by five.”
Does this mean some of the most rabid gun control measures in the president’s home town are not working? How could that be—after all, isn’t Obama’s former chief of staff mayor in that now peaceful city? This is certainly a “serious crisis,” but is Rahm letting it go to waste?
Please tell me, oh great civil god and purveyor of all things Marx, that your proposed gun control measures will not produce Chicago-like results all over this once-great land!
News Flash: Things have gotten worse than just the first week’s comparisons. According to the aforementioned Second City Cop blog:
“Seven people were shot to death and 30 more were wounded across Chicago over the weekend, raising the number of shootings in the city to more than 100 in just over a week into the new year, according to police.
The fatal shootings included two teens killed by a store clerk during a robbery in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, and one of three people shot at a party four blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.
As of Monday morning, at least 19 people have been killed in gun violence in Chicago this year and at least 101 more have been wounded. This time last year, nine people had been killed and another 31 wounded, according to statistics kept by the Chicago Tribune.”
Yes, Obama and the socialists have looked at what Chicago has and tells the rest of the country—-you got to get yourself some of that.
Only in the crazy world of American politics can a politician convince a large group of people to support and possibly implement something that has the exact opposite effect of what their proposed legislation says it will accomplish.