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Oh, Chicago




Three years ago – almost to the day – we wrote about a rash of gun violence in Chicago, Illinois.

Specifically, we noted how this homicidal overload was occurring despite the city having “one of the nation’s strictest anti-Second Amendment laws” and “one of the nation’s most liberal mayors” (former Barack Obama chief-of-staff, Rahm Emanuel).

Fast-forward to this week …

According to The Chicago Tribune, “as of Monday morning, at least 19 people have been killed in gun violence in Chicago this year and at least 101 more have been wounded.  This time last year, nine people had been killed and another 31 wounded, according to statistics kept by the Chicago Tribune.”

So … that’s more.

Chicago’s excuse?  “Gang violence.”

Its proposed remedy?  Ramp up government’s “War on Guns” of course!

“It is clear we need stronger state and federal gun laws,” a Chicago police department spokesman told the paper.


“Because those who illegally procure guns will follow gun purchasing laws, and the only thing preventing them from doing so is not enough laws?” the website Zero Hedge mocked.  “One can almost see why Chicago’s gun problem is getting worse by the day.”

Indeed …

Again, if we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: More guns = less crime.  The government’s own stats prove it.  But even if they didn’t, there’s still the matter of the U.S. Constitution – which expressly forbids government infringement on the right to bear arms.

That’s why we support civil disobedience of any gun law (federal, state or local) that so infringes …

But hey … if you’re feeling lucky, go to Chicago without a gun and rely on all those gun control laws to keep you safe.