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Sunday, April 8, 2018
GUN CONTROL FAIL: Here’s How ‘Out Of Control’ Gang Violence Is In Chicago
The following article appeared in the
Daily Wire on April 3rd
By Amanda Presigiacomo
Liberals are under the impression
that all we need to deter gun violence are more legislative crackdowns on
Second Amendment rights. This is nonsense — evidenced, once again, by
liberal-run Chicago, a city boasting some of the strictest gun laws in the
nation and simultaneously some of the most pervasive violence.
According to a report from Fox News, the gun violence in
gun-controlled Chicago has become so bad that some officials' main objective is
to stop gang members' funerals from "turning into shootouts."
Per city officials, "the issue
has gotten so far 'out of control' that one cemetery has started hiring
off-duty police officers."
"It's getting out of control, it
really is,” said Hillside Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek, speaking to FOX 32.
“The gangs just think that it's a safe haven for them and they do whatever they
want to do.”
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who met
with political and religious leaders alongside funeral industry heads on
Thursday, hopes to have proposals ready for action by May.
Such shootings have been escalating
“over the last ten to 15 years from where it was not much of a problem… to now
it occurs more frequently," he said.
Sheriff Tom Dart
There is already at least one
cemetery that has taken steps to tackle the issue by hiring off-duty cops to
standby when gang members are buried, the Sheriff told Fox 32.
"It is dramatic for the families
and very dramatic even for the funeral directors, the violence that's going on
and all the things that's happening. Guns and knives,” said local funeral
director John McCall.
McCall says he worries about his
In December, three people allegedly
fired shots at a funeral procession in the city. Police chief Lukaszek
reportedly "rammed his squad car" into the car carrying the suspects,
and guns were found on three of the passengers.
"We were able to identify the
car, and we started following the car after it left the cemetery so it wouldn't
create any more problems there,” he said.
As reported by NPR, Illinois "is one of
seven (states) that requires licenses or permits to buy any firearm, and it's
one of five that requires waiting periods for buying any firearm. The Law
Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which tracks gun laws nationwide, has given the
state a B+ for its gun laws."
"Chicago itself has some tough
laws — there is an assault-weapons ban in Cook County, for example," notes
Still, the gun violence in
Chicago is inarguably out of control.
It's almost as if criminals don't
follow laws, and perhaps there are other, deeper, cultural issues which must be
addressed to deter gun violence.
Ed. For up to the moment statistics on homicides/shootings in the City of Chicago log onto HeyJackass.
Liberals are intent upon confiscating firearms from the law abiding. Yet even though every member of the Chicago Police Department KNOWS where stolen/felon-owned guns are located in the City, no one seems interested in TAKING them! Given their contempt for the constitutional rights of the law-abiding, certainly the left can't claim that the Constitution should protect the rights of criminals! Or can they?