As President Obama prepares to stump for gun-control legislation in Minneapolis today, David Axelrod offered him a helping hand on morning television. In doing so, Axelrod attributed the murder rate in the city of Chicago, which is subject to some of the most stringent gun-control regulations in the nation, to the lack of such laws in surrounding areas. “We live in Chicago, and one of the reasons we have such a huge problem in this city is that all around us are areas with weak laws and with very lax background checks and a lot
Comments: Of course this wretched little Communist spouts these outrageous lies.
I just thought of a solution Axelrod, just built a fence around Chicago and nobody can get in to sell the guns, then you can go neighborhood to neighborhood and confiscate all the guns that are there. That should solve your problem of other places doing such a nasty thing to Chicago.
So is the undeniable street drug problem also caused by lax drug laws in surrounding areas? Huh?
You have a failed socialist experiment with low/no income losers all congretated in a high population innter city, the product of the liberal programs that have almost obliterated the black family. That´s why you have violence. If they didn´t have guns, they would use knives, bats, or whatever was available.
I saw something interesting last Saturday. Hillsborough County, FL had a one-day weapons turn-in program, $75 for any firearm. Across the street, at least a half dozen enterprising people set up stands with signs saying "We buy guns for cash." Looked like they were getting all the good stuff, the cops got the crap. Has anyone else seen this phenomenon?
I think we have had enough of this idiot Axelrod - he just needs to go away. He has stained the nation by giving us Obama. He will burn in hell for assisting the voter fraud perpetrated on this country.
Still playing the blame game. IF Sarah Palin were the mayor of Chicago, it would be her fault. Just remember Comrade Axelrod, when you point that bony finger at someone else, four are still pointing back at you.
What a crock. Illinois has some of the most stringent gun-control laws in the country. You can´t buy or own a gun legally without a state-issued Firearms Owners Identification Card, and it´s been that way since 1968. Illinois law mandates a three-day "waiting period" for handguns - you pay for the gun after passing the background check, but you can´t have it for three days. The waiting period for rifles and shotguns is one day. There is NO legal way to carry concealed, unless you´re a cop. Gun-grabbers always make this argument; it´s phony.
So, by that reasoning, the areas with lax gun laws should be in murdering rampages at even higher levels than Chicagoland? Why would the murder rate in Chicago be so high? By liberal Axelrod´s reasoning, it would seem the mass murderers from the lax gun law areas just pick up and go on murder vacations into Chicago because? Could it be the low chances of being caught by the lax police in Chicagoland? Something draws them in.
He would be on target if he rightly blamed the high Chicago murder rate on the large number of criminals who reside in Chicago. An article the other day advised that about 92% of the criminals who murder people in Chicago, and who are thereafter identified, are never criminally prosecuted under current law. If the gun laws are so "lax" in areas surrounding Chicago, why don´t those surrounding areas have high murder rates similar to the Chicago murder rates?
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