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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?

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9 Comments

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

 

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

  1. kate younger

    June 12, 2017 at 1:38 AM

    Is ethnicity a factor in Chicago?

     
  2. 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.

     
  3. 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.

     
  4. 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.

     
  5. 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!

       
  6. dog-move

    June 16, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    Thanks Palani for your valuable insight.

     
  7. 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.

     

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