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?