Over 100 people have been shot in Chicago in the past 7 days. As of Saturday morning 26 have died. According to the Chicago Tribune, police blame the violence on “lax gun laws and feuding gang factions.”
It’s weird that they cry lax gun laws as being the problem since Chicago has the most stringent gun control laws in the country. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, believes that to solve this particular problem all he needs to do is enact more gun control laws.
Chicago has become a war zone. Overnight from Friday to Saturday morning 10 more people were shot. Two of them died. According to the Tribute that brings the total number of people sot this year to 2,525. They compared it to last year at this time when the total was 1,725.
Black Lives Matter decries shooting black people by police officers, whether or not those people are committing crimes or present a danger to the police. They hold rallies and marches, blocking traffic and disrupting the normal activities of the rest of the citizens to get attention to their cause.
Yet on this particular issue they are completely silent. There are no marches and rallies in Chicago that protest the deaths of so many black men, women and children at the hands of senseless violence. Do all black lives matter or only a handful that further their cause.
President Obama decries gun violence regularly and wants more gun legislation. He has said that repeatedly throughout his Presidency.
He condemns mass shootings if the perpetrator is white, saying that guns are the cause of gun violence.
The President praises Black Lives Matter and has hosted their leaders at the White House. Yet as these shootings continue to happen in his home town, as black men are being killed in record numbers, he is silent.
Where is the outrage at the mass shootings happening in Chicago? Where is the President when it comes to decrying the violence in his own city? Why does he not speak out on behalf of all black AMericans and say that all black lives matter?
Gun control laws don’t prevent criminals from using guns. That has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt in Chicago, Washington DC, Detroit, etc. Cities with the strictest gun laws tend to have the most gun violence. When law-abiding citizens cannot fight back.
More laws won’t prevent bad people from being violent. It is a fantasy that liberals can’t seem to shake. The real reason for President Obama pushing for more gun control is to disarm law-abiding citizens. Armed citizens are dangerous to tyranny.
If black lives matter then why don’t the BLM movement and President Obama speak out about all black lives instead of just a handful.