In a report at the top of Thursday´s NBC Nightly News, correspondent Kevin Tibbles fretted that "Despite bylaws that prohibit gun shops within city limits...Chicago appears to be awash in guns." A sentiment that echoed ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, who on Wednesday announced to viewers that the whole nation was "awash in guns." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump. The declaration from Tibbles teed up gun control advocate and UCLA law professor Adam Winkler to claim that problem with Chicago´s gun restrictions was that they were not universal:
Comments: So let me get this straight, Chicago violence blamed on Indiana and Michigan, so if we outlaw guns there too, then, wait, all 50 States then....uh wait, Mexico, uhhh wait, Canada.......
Oh I get it take away all the guns owned by law abiding citizens in the state of Texas and the Chicago inner city thugs wouldn´t have any. Good grief these liberals, progressives are so stupid it´s astonishing. They will say anything to further their progressive ideology even without realizing they are making fools of themselves. I´m beginning to think Shakespeare had it wrong first get rid of all the elite law professors. The attack on the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment by so called law professors continues unabated.
You can darn well bet Diane Sawyer has massive security at work (and picturei.d.´s needed to even enter the building) and I would also bet that she and Mike Nichol´s are packing at their Ct. horse farm. What hypocrites!!!!!!!
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O.S. Banker, 2/2/2013 10:33:14 AM (No. 9154110)
Consider the following. The level of criminal activity in any society will rise until it reaches the intolerance level of a majority of its citizenry. Chicago has a murder problem because its citizens are willing to accept murder as a daily event. They continue to return elected officials to office who do not do anything to address the problem. Their state has gutted the statute regarding capital punishment. Their legislators (lead primarily by the urban legislators from upstate) refuses to enact any legislation that will allow their citizens to carry a weapon (concealled or open) for personal protection.
Chicago has a population of 2,710,000 +/- and a murder rate of 1 per 5,400 population. The population of Houston, Texas metroplex is 5,628,000 +/-. Houston reported 216 murders in 2012 yielding a murder rate of 1 in 26,000.
Texas is not known for its tolerance of criminal activity. As one of its native sons once said, "We have the death penalty and we use it." But Texans also realize that the responsibilities of law enforcement consist primarily of sorting out the debris after a violation has occured, and therefore, Texans are supported by their state to take appropriate measures to insure their personal security.
So NBC, being that you claim superior enlightenment and knowledge over us mere serfs of flyover land, at what point will you concede that gun restrictions favor the criminal element at the expense of the law abiding citizen? How much additional lawlessness should the citizens of Illinois tolerate before holding their elected officials accountable for the statutory impediments to personal safety that were erected in the name of public safety?
Thanks OP for what is an obvious and potentially very effective argument against a pathetic democrat talking point for gun control----"restriction don´t work in Chicago because the guns are smuggled in from out of state."
Approximately 1 million illegals sneak across the border each year. They will gleefully pack in weapons to fulfill demand for a burgeoning black market if a national gun ban is imposed.
It appears that the only group dimmer than congress is the news media, but they are catching up. Why not set up border checkpoints around Chicago city limits and search cars going in for guns? Better yet, burn the government created slum neighborhoods. Deport all the gang members back to their respective countries or tribal homes. This gun control nonsense is like blaming the hammer when you hit your thumb.
What is so different about Chicago? NYC doesn´t have your gang problems. Chicago has a century-old culture of political corruption still dominated by whites (yup - most other super corrupt cities are all-black affairs).
This corruption makes for a corrupt and weakened police force - one that is unable or unwilling to quash the highly-lucrative drug trade and the gangs that trade in those drugs.
Get your police in shape (and off the take) enough to get rid of the gangs. Your shootings will drop by 80%.
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