Chicago gun crime – Illinois congressman looking to handgun ban

Incrementalism. If the Newtown shooter had murdered 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary using a handgun, would the gun-control politicians and talking heads be demanding a handgun ban? People keep telling me handguns will not be banned, but they are not only on the “secret” list, it’s openly being discussed.

Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is being pretty up-front about it, but of course I bet he’s still a “supporter” of the 2nd Amendment. Video courtesy National Review Online.

Gutierrez is one of the people who blame the violence in Chicago on firearms filtering into the city. They have strong gun laws, but the problem in this man’s warped mind is that other states do not have strong gun laws. What a cop-out. The culture failure in Chicago is being blamed on people who have probably never spend any time in the city.

A question for Gutierrez. Why are all of these illegal guns migrating to Chicago and causing havoc? Since we live in a free society where we can travel from state to state without papers or border checks, criminals can move illegal guns – whatever those are – around the country.

Congressman, why are the criminals selecting Chicago? Why are they taking guns to a city with the strictest gun laws?

A very small part of the reason is the fact law-abiding citizens are unable to purchase and carry firearms for self-defense. Don’t fall for the “Chicago is a gun-free zone” explanation. The highest percentage of gun violence in Chicago is directly associated with gang activity, and gang-bangers know the other gang-bangers have guns.

So, what’s happening with the economics, unemployment rate, law-enforcement effectiveness, culture, drug use, school system, family unit and other crime variables in President Obama’s home town?

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Anne-EH on February 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Look for any new gun control laws to be simply ignore by both the lawful gun owners and the criminals.

  2. JBS on February 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    This is the agenda of the gun-banners. Soon the only type of gun you will be able to get, without massive government investigations, licensing fees and impossible-to-obtain permits, will be a hot glue gun and a caulking gun. Forget about getting that custom rubber-band gun you always wanted!
    The front-runner Democrat politicians are the only ones calling for gun bans. Somehow, they think they will win points with the electorate; he is playing to the low intellect / low information ones that get their underwear in a twist on cue.
    It is disgusting that the gun-banners are beating the emotional drum of a tragedy for the advancement of their agenda. How cynical are they to exploit a massacure of innocents by a deranged maniac. Their actions are repulsive and reprehensible, not to mention that they are advancing an unscientific and stupid notion.? Their proposals are unConstitutional and treasonous along with being dangerous. Gutierrez does not know better than anyone else. Question for
    This is the agenda of the gun-banners. Soon the only type of gun you will be able to get, without massive government investigations, licensing fees and impossible-to-obtain permits, will be a hot glue gun and a…

    • JBS on February 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Anyway: How does Rep. Gutierrez benefit?

  3. Lynn on February 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    As Greg Gutfeld would say, this is my pre-emptive apology, the following is from pre PC Time.
    Rep.Gutierrez reminds me of the comic who says, “My name Jose Jimenez”.?

  4. ricbee on February 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    [Edited by Admin] This comment removed since the Craig Henne Show/Tea Party Channel don’t know what they are talking about.

    • ricbee on February 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

      I suspected he didn’t have his “facts”correct.


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