It is safer to be a U.S. solider in Afghanistan than it is to walk the streets of Chicago, and what does the Mayor want to do about it? Make it harder for Chicagoans to defend themselves.
Yes, Rahmbo, who wouldn’t dream of going anywhere without armed men wearing police badges surrounding him, thinks it is too easy for citizens in Illinois (and Chicago in particular) to arm ourselves against the frightening wave of gun violence that has plagued the Windy City for years.
So what is his rationale? “The reason we have gun laws — the reason I’m trying to also pass tougher gun laws down in Springfield — is because it’s an essential complement to your overall crime strategy,” cried Emanuel.
Sit down for a moment and think about the epic stupidity of that statement. We’re going to combat gun violence by making sure the victims of said violence cannot arm themselves, and we’re going to guarantee that those who obtain weapons illegally will know that their victims cannot arm themselves. So yes, gun laws are essential to complement a crime strategy – if you’re a criminal. The rest of us just need to wait till the understaffed and overpaid police force arrives. Hopefully we won’t be too full of holes at that point to continue paying taxes.
Earlier this year, Homer Wright, an 80-year-old resident of Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood, used a handgun to protect his family and property. His business had been broken into so many times that he moved into the place in order to better defend it. One night at around 4 a.m. his wife woke him up after hearing someone knocking around. Homer got his gun, confronted the intruder and shot him in the leg. The intruder was charged with felony burglary – and Homer was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.