Chicago reached a major milestone in June. Over 300 gun-related deaths in the first half of the year. That’s six times more than the number of victims of the Orlando terror attack. Who’s to blame? Is it a lack of gun control? Maybe it’s the availability of guns and ammunition? No, it has to be gun-toting members of the NRA. After all, it’s Obama’s hometown, why isn’t mainstream liberal media all over this? Obama made no announcement. Leftist gun-grabbers have been unusually silent.
We don’t hear anything about the gun violence in Chicago. After all, Chicago is supposed to be a liberal dream of strict gun control. A regular utopia of leftist happiness, peace and tranquility. The Windy City was the example of how a Democrat-run, gun-free town should be. The awful truth is that liberal social policies have brought the once great city to its knees. Strict gun control laws have ensured that only criminals have guns, leaving law-abiding citizens to fend for themselves. The one thing that was supposed to be their salvation is leading to their destruction.
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
Liberals love to tell the rest of us that gun control is the only way to keep people safe, but all it takes is a quick glance at places where they’ve already gotten their way to know that they are lying through their teeth.
Last weekend, while the rest of us celebrated Father’s Day with hot dogs and ugly ties, Chicago watched its death toll continue to rise. 55 people were shot, with 13 passing away, and there was not one peep from anyone with media influence. Nobody could even be troubled to place the blame on Republicans or “gun culture.” Why? Because Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, yet people die there more frequently than almost anywhere else in the country. How is that possible? Shockingly, criminals don’t much care for laws, and instead, use the opportunity to victimize as many people as possible because nobody has any legal way to defend themselves from a thug with an illegally obtained firearm.
While those of us who are paying attention pray that these unfortunate souls rest in peace, those with a misguided agenda to push will continue to ignore the physical manifestation of everything that is wrong with their ideology.
Chicago deserves better, and so does America. We deserve better than people who pretend to care about our safety until they get what they want from us, and then leave us to die.