First we have the children of Sandy Hook murdered in the state with some of the most restrictive weapons laws in the country, and this is supposed to mean that we need stricter gun laws. Then a young girl is killed in Chicago, and it is still blamed on the Second Amendment!
USNews (NBC) reported,
“A 15-year-old girl who performed at President Obama's inauguration last week was shot dead Tuesday while hanging out with friends after school in bullet-scarred Chicago. Hadiya Pendleton -- described by family as a ‘walking angel’ -- was standing under a canopy in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park when a gunman ran down an alley, opened fire and fled in a white car, police said. Pendleton was shot in the back but managed to run about a block before she collapsed, officer Laura Kubiak said. She died at the hospital.”
Police are sure that Hadiya was not the intended target. Her death is especially poignant since she had just performed at Obama’s inauguration with her High School Band as a majorette.
Naturally, the story gave the mother the last word and framed it toward gun control. Reportely she broke down in tears and said, “Something does need to change. Where are the guns coming from? I don’t own a gun. My daughter was not violent. I never would have thought she would die like this.”
I can sympathize with the distraught and misled mother. I wish she and her family had lived somewhere safe (which means in most of the US, somewhere where legally possessing and carrying firearms is much less difficult). The article also include footage of Senator Dick Durbin of Chicago self-righteously posturing on the girls corpse.
“She attended the university prep school in Chicago. She was an honors student and a majorette, and she marched in the inaugural parade last week here in Chicago. It was the highlight of her young 15-year-old life. Yesterday, in a rainstorm after school, she raced to a shelter. A gunman came in and shot her dead. Just a matter of days after the happiest day of her life, she's gone. We are awash in guns. The confiscation of guns per capita in Chicago is six times the number of New York City. We have guns everywhere. And some believe the solution to this is more guns. I disagree.”
But if gun restriction and confiscation is the answer, then why isn’t Chicago the safest city on earth? It is exactly the opposite. As the article notes,
“Pendleton's murder was one of three shooting deaths in the city on Tuesday. More than 40 people have been shot dead in Chicago since the beginning of the year. There were 506 homicides in the city last year, a 16 percent increase even as other large cities, like New York, saw murders drop.”
Obviously, liberal-run Chicago, home of Barack Obama and currently under the mayordom of Rahm Emanuel, is a violent criminal cesspool that endangers its own best and brightest. And the political/media machine is shamelessly telling us that this is the NRA’s fault!
Obama was later asked and he had the answer ready to go. Naturally, the question came from a Mexican newspaper since no one in the mainstream media would dare bring it up. The Chicago Tribune reports,
“Hadiya's slaying also came up in an interview Obama did with Telemundo. The president was asked whether the example of Chicago, with strict gun control laws, gave credence to the National Rifle Association's position that more gun laws don't necessary mean less gun violence. ‘Well, the problem is that a huge proportion of those guns come in from outside Chicago,’ Obama said. The president said it was true that creating a ‘bunch of pockets of gun laws’ without a unified, integrated system of background checks makes it harder for a single community to protect itself from gun violence.”
Excuse me? If the problem is the guns then why isn’t there more gun crime where the weapons are legally manufactured, legally possessed, and legally carried? How does Rahm Emanuel’s failure to enforce laws in his city become an argument against the conserving of the Second Amendment?
Think about all these liberal politicians. They all know that Chicago is a stew of criminality and corruption that allows for a murderous underworld culture of gun violence that often causes casualties among non-criminals. Do they care? Do they want to hold hearings? Do they ask why the police are not doing a better job?
No. They just use it to slime the NRA. They use their own obvious failure, and the predictable and avoidable collateral damage it brings about, to self-righteously condemn gun-owners all over the country who have never hurt anybody with their guns. The same journalists who refuse to give national coverage to stories of how gun-owners save lives are happy to publicize this murderous hypocrisy and treat it as a sane argument.
In the Bible, Satan is the Great Accuser. It is no stretch to see the self-righteous, hypocritical Political/Media Combine as the great Satan. They want to disarm Americans and they are doing it by a campaign of false accusation.
The NRA gets to be the scapegoat for the sins of Obama-Town. They will even mock the NRA for looking for scapegoats as they use the NRA as theirs.