Gun-Control Saves—Or Kills?

11 Jun


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Some say Chicago has the most rigid and draconian gun control laws in the country.  Common sense tells us that less guns should translate into fewer shooting.

However—first, commonsense ain’t so common—and, second, Breitbart recently reported that, over our recent Memorial Day weekend, in heavily gun-controlled Chicago,

At least 53 people were shot and wounded and four were killed.

Given that only 4 people died out of the 57 who were shot, I guess the good news is that Chicago shooters aren’t very good shots.  Apparently, only 7% of those who are shot, actually die. I’m sure that the folks down here on Texas could teach those Chicagoans a thing or two about firearms accuracy.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the violence brought the number of shooting victims to nearly 1,500 for January 1 through May 30, 2017.”

That’s an average of 10 Chicago shooting victims per day for the first five months of this year.

The violence brought this year’s number of homicides to 242.

That’s 1.6 homicides per day for the year, through May 30th.  However,

at least 60 people were shot and killed” in May alone.”

That’s 2 homicides per day in spring-time Chicago. The daily homicide rate has risen from 1.6 to 2. Perhaps Chicagoans’ aim improves once they escape the winter cold.  Given that summer’s coming and the temperature’s rising, summer may be conducive to more riots, gun fights and homicides.

Given the empirical evidence of “60 killed in May,” we can reasonably wonder whether gun control is intended to protect people from gun violence—or is it secretly intended to get more people killed?

Apparently, the more Chicago is disarmed, the more Chicagoans get shot and/or killed.

Chicago’s homicide statistics tell us that gun control kills.

Gun control doesn’t simply remove guns from the hands of lawful members of the community. Gun control eliminates the the possibility that lawful people might be armed.

We’re living in a world where one of the most effective defenses against criminal violence is the mere possibility that you might be armed. Even if you don’t really have a gun, if someone thinks you might be armed, they’re less likely to shoot at you. Even if your home is actually a “gun-free zone,” so long as criminals think you might have guns in your home, they’ll be less likely to break in.

It’s not just guns that stop crime. The mere possibility of guns stops crimes.

When gun control laws prevent honest people from being armed, gun control laws don’t merely eliminate guns, they eliminate the possibility that honest people might be armed. When that possibility is removed, criminals are encouraged to assault and rob.  In a gun-controlled community, criminals know that they’re armed and honest people aren’t. When it’s not even legally possible for honest people to be armed, they’re in trouble.

Chicago’s gun control laws and homicide statistics provide empirical evidence of that trouble.  We’re left to wonder why Chicago’s politicians ignore that evidence.  Are they simply stupid or are they trying to increase the number of Chicago’s homicides?


Posted by on June 11, 2017 in 2nd Amendment, Firearms


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24 responses to “Gun-Control Saves—Or Kills?

  1. Matt French

    June 11, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Liberals are mostly old white hippies that still hate Black’s, its their way of population control. They know GC will make whitey think they care while blacky gets slaughtered. Its a win win for them as they dance their satanic jig…m

  2. kate younger

    June 12, 2017 at 1:38 AM

    Is ethnicity a factor in Chicago?

    • Matt French

      June 12, 2017 at 3:14 AM

      Look at the numbers, blacks make up most of the shooters and victims

    • Anthony Clifton

      June 25, 2017 at 11:29 AM

      ESCAPE from the CULT COMPOUND….


      PUT THE ((((TARES))) in the OVENS OF TRUTH….!!

      shine on…

      Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

      Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

      Who hath ears to hear, let him hear…..

      Isaiah 13:14

    • Anthony Clifton

      July 6, 2017 at 5:51 PM

      apparently so…the IRGUN TERRORIST posing as Mayor intends to not let
      the crisis go to waste….

      perhaps the “rebels” need some reloading supplies…er um better weapons,7340,L-4985884,00.html

      eventually the survivors will relocate…

      either way, country life is more peaceful and rewarding

  3. dog-move

    June 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    the crime sydicate running chicago does not want any resistance to their tyranny– from the People.

  4. palani

    June 13, 2017 at 3:22 PM

    Quid pro quo. They need to implement a program to convert arms to automobiles .. or free cell phone service.

    Iowa has a connection to Chicago thanks to ‘bama’s first election. Seems the community organizer guaranteed his success in Iowa polls when he set up the eligibility of Dubuque as a subdivision of Chicago for the purpose of resettling welfare people from there. Check out what has happened to the crime rate in Dubuque since this was set up.

    • Matt French

      June 13, 2017 at 7:44 PM

      Bet it went through the roof

  5. palani

    June 15, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    You realize how illegal it is to possess an AK47 and a handgun in the District? But for self defense they had lots of hard balls and baseball bats.

  6. dog-move

    June 15, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Does the District extend out into all of the territorial states, were there is not a Second Amendment?
    Chicago is a political subdivision of the District!

    • palani

      June 15, 2017 at 8:13 PM

      “Does the District extend out into all of the territorial states”
      You can answer this question yourself. Go to the Dennis Craig material on this site and check out the actions of Harry Truman on or around June of 1948 wherein federal districts were established by a law enacted when congress was not in session.

      “where there is not a Second Amendment”
      Despite confusion on this topic the arms discussed in the 2nd amendment are heraldic in nature: coats of arms, seals and flags. These are what are used to regulate militia and by nature are infinitely more important than things that go BANG!

  7. dog-move

    June 16, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    Thanks Palani for your valuable insight.

  8. Lyndon

    June 22, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Obviously if we the servants are the only ones to have weapons like guns, the servants, just as they have for a long time, will flip the roles and use force, and the threat of force, to become the masters. So we keep our weapons to keep the servants in their place.

    There are also the millions of scum that will not abide by our law. For them, we have to have weapons because the servants cannot be at all places at all times.

    And, for the millions of venomous leeches that the banksters and their agents keep allowing onto our lands to destroy our Public societies, we need weapons as an insecticide to keep them away or we’ll be as vulnerable as those stupid Swedes.


    July 10, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Gun violence in Chicago – Remember it’s Democrats shooting Democrats.

  10. kanani

    July 27, 2017 at 7:12 PM

    Seen a YouTube a while back made by a former Chicago gang member now living in Las Vegas. He was saying there were a couple of instances of crates of guns being left in alley ways. His story sounded legit. An interesting listen.

    • kanani

      July 27, 2017 at 8:30 PM

      What if people from outside Chicago are going around certain parts of the city and doing some of the shooting? Leaving gun crates around?

      Can make for some trouble. Just conjecture is all I got.

  11. dog-move

    July 31, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Gun deaths are rising- and uptrend in motion. The trend will probably continue until it reverses and moves down. When? Not any time soon. Drug overdose deaths are rising steeply, evidence of another rising trend with no sign of stopping. STATES legalizing marijuana for emergency fiscal reasons, a obvious rising trend gaining momentum. Ties in well to the overdose death stats. Twin rising trends. Early stage Mega-Trends, I suspect this is the fork in the road in the War On Drugs, morphing into a reverse Opium War being waged on the US by China, now colonizing the US. No T.V.– study and observe the markets, silver, gold, equities, commodities, statistics.
    Bet on the COMMERCE BUCK surviving. The Banana Republic saga goes on. What’s Us LOOK LIKE cHIGAGO when dollar drop gains momentum down.

  12. Autumn Cote

    October 7, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to There is no fee; I’m simply trying to add mozre content diversity for our community and I thought this was well-written. I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. If “OK” please let me know via email.


    • Adask

      October 8, 2017 at 12:51 AM


  13. Ayn Rand

    October 20, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    The right to self defense is a natural right and derives from natural law. The right to bear arms is a corollary of this.

  14. Ayn Rand

    October 20, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    The right to self defense is a natural right and derives from natural law. The right to bear arms is a corollary of this. That and there is a fundamental difference between a potential and an actuality.

  15. dog-move

    October 30, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    it’s possible the restriction of the second amendment in the territories may cause more casualties and expense than would otherwise as in the Union States with Second Amendment liberties. In the territories it may be an an “action of account” device which would allow for more creation of debt in a debt based monetary system and keep the courts of equity generating cash flow AND injustice.Thus keeping Cook County operating in the red.


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