News broke late last night that another 29 people were gunned down over the weekend on the streets of Chicago. So far three of them have lost their life, including a 16-year-old boy.
This is the third weekend in a row where over 20 people have been gunned down on the streets of Chicago. Last weekend over 40 shootings and ten deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.
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So far, the genius Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has done nothing but rant and rave about the availability of handguns. What he fails to mention is that this isn’t a gun problem, it’s a problem with society.
But that isn’t stopping him from pandering to his base with his new plan to stop the violence. Rahm Emanuel will host yet another gun turn-in event on June 23. And we all know that should solve the problem right?
What, you don’t think real criminals will be first in line to turn in their guns?
Just like we pointed out last week when 25 people were gunned down in a single night in Chicago, these silly gun control events do nothing to actually stop crime. I mean come on, when was the last time you heard of a criminal turning in his gun? Instead of playing politics, maybe Chicago should get serious and take a real look into the Gang problems that are over running the city.
You never let a serious crisis go to waste.
There’s little hope that the politicians in Chicago will actually do anything to curb the real problems. In my opinion, they will use this crisis to yet again push their political agendas. After all it was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while working as the Chief of Staff for the Obama Administration, who suggested:
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
So like every other crisis these politicians face, the real problems will be ignored while they choose to push their political agendas down the publics throat; in this case Gun Control. I mean these are the same type of politicians who openly suggest they would rather see law-abiding citizens become victims of crime than allow them to legally own a gun.
If Chicago was really interested in fixing the problem they would stop going after law-abiding citizens who just want to protect themselves and their families. Chicago is one of the most Anti-Gun cities in America, yet it has one of the highest murder rates in the country. So who exactly are the politicians really trying to protect?