Chicago, one of the best test cases for gun control in the nation, has a murder rate exceeding the war in Afghanistan and coming close to the death rate in Iraq:
The death toll by murder in Chicago over the past decade is greater than the number of American forces who have died in Afghanistan since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, according to a police analysis.
In addition, police reports in Chicago – where President Obama once worked as a community organizer and where his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, now serves as mayor – show most of the city’s massive murder mayhem is black-on-black crime.
A WND review of the Chicago Police Department Murder Analysis reports from 2003 to 2011 provides a statistical breakdown of the demographics of both the victims and offenders in the 4,265 murders in Chicago over that time period.
Of the victims of murder in Chicago from 2003 to 2011, an average of 77 percent had a prior arrest history, with a high of 79 percent of the 436 murdered in Chicago in 2010 having arrest histories.
For the same 2003-2011 period, blacks were the victims of 75 percent of 4,265 murders. Blacks also were the offenders in 75 percent of the murders.
…Operation Enduring Freedom, the name for the war in Afghanistan, which started Oct. 7, 2001, has seen a total of 2,166 killed. The war has been ongoing for 11 years, 3 months and one week.
Operation Iraqi Freedom, the name for the war in Iraq, which started March 20, 2003, and ended Dec. 15, 2011, saw a total of 4,422 killed.
In a city with some of the toughest gun control laws in America, where a handgun cannot be purchased, Fox News reported that Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy “acknowledged aiming at assault weapons misses the mark when dealing with Chicago’s gang violence.”
“The weapon used is generally a handgun, and rarely is it purchased through legal channels,” he said.
What’s that you say? “Assault weapons” (whatever that means) are rarely used, and most of the guns are illegally acquired?
Who woulda thunk it.
The gun laws did nothing to prevent criminals from acquiring guns and a much more indicative statistic is that 75% of the victims were black and 75% of the suspects were black in a city where the black population is 33%. Chicago should be doing something about THAT instead of passing laws that prevent law abiding people from protecting themselves.
Instead we have politicians signing bills that take guns away from citizens, and pay for it even in deep deep blue cities. Even in Chicago the courts have ruled that the broad concealed gun ban was unconstitutional
NRA President Wayne LaPierre laid it out perfectly today at the hearing. Criminals and the insane DO NOT abide by the law. How hard is this for people to understand?
I wasn’t a NRA member until this gun grabbing madness started…now I’m proud to be one.