Gun Grabbing Chicago Policies Not Helping As Homicides Rise

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According to a crime-tracking blog, stripping residents’ 2nd Amendment rights isn’t doing much to get guns out of criminals’ hands in the Windy City.

Crime In Chicago tallies 510 shootings and 105 homicides through the first four months of 2013.

The blog provides daily updates on violent crime, and maintains data on crime in the city from previous years.

For 2012, the site reports 2,670 shootings in Chicago, an increase of 20 percent from the 2,217 shootings in 2011. Homicides in 2012 totaled 535, compared with 441 in 2011.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

  • coalminer

    Taking our gun rights and imposing silly anti gun laws won’t keep guns out of criminals’ hands.We need to enforce the crime laws we already have.Can’t do the time,don’t commit the crime.Its that simple.Join the NRA today and make a difference.

  • Old Wolf

    The problem here is… an imbalance of power. Where we can’t take the guns away from the criminals effectively, nor limit them in any way to ‘legal’ guns, the only power we have is to arm the citizens to the point where the power imbalance stops.
    Imbalances of power always lead to further and further brutality until the power is rebalanced by main force, or the law abiding are enslaved.

    • coalminer

      Well Said,
      Old Wolf.