FBI: Chicago officially America's murder capital
Statistics released by the FBI earlier this week show that Chicago passed New York as America's murder capital in 2012 despite the Windy City only having a third of the Big Apple's population.Chicago, where until very recently the legal ownership of a handgun was illegal. Where, even right now, it is illegal to carry a firearm outside of one's home or business in any manner other than unloaded and locked in a case. More murders than NYC, even though NYC has 3X the population. WTG Chicago! You represent for the gun control movement!
The FBI recorded 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up from 431 in 2011. New York reported 419 murders in 2012, down from 515 the year before.
Now, here's something to think about. In the article, the statistic is given that 69% of all reported murders were committed with a firearm. Assuming that trend holds more or less across all areas, that means that out of Chicago's 500 murders, around 350 are committed with a firearm. In a state with (at present time) no provision for the legal carrying of arms. In a city that until three years ago banned the possession of handguns.
And yet the solution to Chicago's gun violence? Why, of course, more gun control! Do it again, only harder! Make guns more illegaller to carry! You know, at some point you've got to think that these people aren't complete morons. They have got to know that no new gun control will ever work - because it's a criminal issue, not a tool issue. However, criminals with guns are of no concern to politicians - armed criminals stick to inner cities, and politicians have armed bodyguars (most often with badges).
We'll leave it as an exercise to the reader what the true aim of gun control really is...
That is all.