According to CBS 2 Chicago, the 2008 summer has not been kind to the residents of the Windy City. One hundred and twenty three residents were shot dead between Memorial day and Labor Day. Now, this was not supposed to happen, no sir. According to Mayor Daley and the cognoscenti from the Brady Bunch, Chicago’s Gun Ban guarantees a violence-free environment where children can play freely and adults live in peace without the threat of death or maiming by bullets.
This would be risible except for the fact that 123 people died this summer. As the report mentions U.S. Service men were safer in a war zone than citizens were in the Gun Free City. Chicago Eldermen will answer the same way they always do: with more Gun Control and with less Civil Rights with the inevitable conclussion of more innocent people dead that nevertheless will have a chance for the same old Pro Criminal policticians in future elections.
Bloody Lessons not learned. Stupidity and Ingnorance kills.
Great article in Human Events about the Chicago Summer of Murder. Best quote is this:
But those options don’t appeal to Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis. What he proposes is a crackdown on assault weapons….As of March 31, there had been 87 homicides in the city. When I asked the Chicago Police Department how many of the murders are known to have involved assault rifles, the answer came back: one.