The Windy City on the south-western tip of Lake Michigan has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation and one of highest number of homicides and shootings. Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff, has been mayor of Chicago since May 2011. Emanuel shares many of Obama’s liberal anti-American agendas including the desire to ban guns and disarm the citizenry.
Like his mentor, Emanuel has done everything possible to enact strict gun control laws in Chicago and like his mentor, he claims that guns are the cause of gun violence and passing tough gun control laws will lower gun violence and deaths in his city.
However, his strict gun control laws have done little to curb gun violence and deaths. There were 437 homicides in 2011; 506 in 2012; 420 in 2013; 416 in 2014 and 468 in 2015. The 468 homicides for 2015 doesn’t include current death investigations that could be classified as homicides in the future. The 2015 homicide rate also does not include police involved shootings including those deemed justifiable.
Note that not all homicides involved guns. As for shootings, there were 2,272 people shot in 2013. In 2014 the number of people shot in Chicago jumped to around 2,600 and in 2015 there were 2,939 people shot.
Additionally, a new report says that Chicago is the mass shooting capital of the nation. Justin Glawe of The Daily Beast reported:
“Four men and two women were shot on April 5 last year, then five weeks later a 15-year-old boy and two men were shot.”
“Another 15-year-old boy and two men were shot in July. Three men were shot on August 21. Three men and a 73-year-old woman were shot in September. Again in September, two boys ages 12 and 16 were shot along with an 18-year-old man. Two women and one man were shot on that same block on Nov. 19.”
“These mass shootings didn’t happen in Roseburg, Lafayette, Charleston, or Chattanooga but in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods, where—by one measure—it is more dangerous to live than the world’s most-murderous countries.”
“West Garfield Park, population 18,000, had 21 murders last year, which makes for a homicide rate of 116 per 100,000 people. The world’s leader in murders, Honduras, has a homicide rate of 90, according to the United Nations.”
“Following West Garfield Park in lethality was West Englewood and its 73.3 murder rate, more than second-place Venezuela with its 53.7 rate. Chicago’s Chatham (58) beats Belize (44.7); Englewood (52.6) outdoes El Salvador (41.2); South Chicago (48) tops Guatemala (39.9). The United States as a whole has 4.5 murders per 100,000.”
It didn’t take long for Chicago to experience their first shooting of 2016. Two hours after ringing in the New Year, a 24 year old man was shot and killed in the Bronzeville neighborhood in the Windy City.
Simple raw data helps prove what I’ve been saying for years that gun control laws do NOT reduce gun violence and in most cases results in an increase in gun violence and gun related crimes. Yet you won’t see Obama, Bloomberg, Clinton or other flaming liberals admitting the total failure of strict gun control laws in Chicago. In fact, they continue to insist on making strict gun control laws, like those is Chicago, be enforced nationwide as he is about to do by executive order
If gun control laws are proven not to reduce gun violence, then why are Obama, Clinton, Bloomberg and so many other liberals pushing so hard to get gun control laws enacted? Just look at the history of nations like 1930s Germany that passed a number of strict gun control laws and then used them to go door-to-door disarming the German people. Liberals know that they face a tough time trying to complete their socialization of America with over 300 million guns in the hands of the American people. But take our guns away and it’s a cakewalk to replacing the stars on the American flag with a hammer and cycle.