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Obama’s Gun Control Not Working Out So Well In Chicago

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Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-Chicago is the gun control capital of the United States. It has long been characterized by politicians like Barack Obama who not only view concealed carry laws with disdain, but even oppose the individual right to keep and bear arms.

Obama even opposed the right to use guns for self-defense in the home while he was a state senator in Illinois.

And although Chicago’s de jure gun ban was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in the summer of 2010, legislators, city council members, and others who share Obama’s anti-gun passions are doing everything they can to keep a de facto ban in place.

Now, if the hypothesis of gun-grabbers like Obama was correct, these bans and other legislative anti-gun measures should make Chicago a shining city on a gun-free hill–a place where gun violence is as rare as a Hale-Bopp Comet sighting.

But alas, the reality is that the only people being denied guns under Obama’s scenario are law-abiding citizens. And this means criminals are beginning to understand they can carry out their misdeeds with a impunity, as the citizens they accost or attack have no weapons with which to fight back. As a result, Chicago is on track to have more than 500 gun-related deaths for this year alone.

Each month has had its own horror story, beginning with the news in June that gun-related deaths in Chicago had already surpassed troop deaths in Afghanistan for 2012. During the first three weeks of August 2012 there were more murders than there were in all of August 2011. And September saw weekends where nearly two dozen were shot and 6 were killed, and by October the murder rate for Chicago was 28% higher than it was the year before.

Yet even though Obama’s gun control is such a demonstrable failure in Chicago, during the Oct. 16 debate he intimated he wants to enact more gun control on the federal level if he gets the chance–new gun control measures that would not only ban assault weapons but focus on certain classes of handguns as well.

Just think, this means that if Obama wins a second term the whole country will get a chance to enjoy the same kind of peace and tranquility Chicagoans enjoy on their gun-free streets everyday.

AWR Hawkins

AWR Hawkins

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  • 13 User comments to “Obama’s Gun Control – Not Working Out So Well In Chicago”

    1. Chicago just surpassed the total number of murders it had for all of 2011- 436 homicides to date this year.

    2. Mike Young on October 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM said:

      How well is gun control working out for the citizens of Chicago, not very well from the stories and news reports I listen to every single day as more and more people are shot by somebody with a gun.
      It is true that the only people that abide by these gun control laws are the law abiding citizens, so eccentially the Chicago City Council, the Mayor of Chicago Rohm Emanual, are both assisting the criminals in carrying out their crimes against the unarmed citizens in Chicago and surrounding communities by keeping these Gun Control laws in place.
      It is time that both the City Council and the Mayor open their eyes and reverse course to allow all citizens to open or conceil carry their weapons at all times so the criminals in Chicago and surrounding communities won’t know who is or is not armed and carrying a weapon. Then you will begin to see violent crimes in Illinois drop dramatically. Why is this you may ask, it is simple, criminals don’t want to be shot while attempting to commit their crimes against the citizens. So criminals will be very leary about committing crimes against citizens when they don’t know if the citizen is carrying a weapon or not.

    3. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, I now reside in sw Florida and carry a gun every time I leave the house. It is time for IL to join the rest of States.

    4. Unfortunately, Chicago, as CA, always use the excuse that criminals are getting guns from out of state. Criminals will always have guns even if they have to make them themselves. Dealers who are out of state do not sell guns to people from other states and certainty not if they have a criminal record.

    5. Jay Hanig on October 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM said:

      That whole argument about criminals getting their guns in other states is merely a straw dog. If it were true, Virginia would have a higher crime rate than the District of Columbia. After all, criminals can buy guns easily in Virgina. The problem for them is that so can everybody else!

      So more guns, less crime in Virginia. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to draw other conclusions from this as to why DC then has higher crime levels. It’s much safer for criminals in places like DC, NYC and Chicago. Everybody knows this except their mayors who are protected by dedicated police protection squads. The mayors don’t need to call 911; they just turn around to their body guards to register a complaint. Nice.

    6. “ITs time for conceal carry in Illinois”

      Its also time to “REPEAL the FOID” card law in Illinois!

      Illinois needs to grow up and stop supporting the FOID!

    7. Saddletramp on October 30, 2012 at 4:26 PM said:

      Chicago does have a problem, starting with its’ screwball mayor(s)

    8. Concealed Carry is a plus, but like Oklahoma, Open Carry should be the goal. Texas should be Open Carry now, not later. Why is it that Oklahoma can get it passed and we can’t?

    9. jerry sweet on November 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM said:

      well if ol bambam was to experience a home invasion and have to see his daughters raped and his, well anyway his daughters he might have a change of heart.but no he has millions of dollars probably by illegal means and has hundreds of armed feds to protect him.the rest of us he could care less

    10. jerry sweet on November 4, 2012 at 7:06 PM said:

      and texans joke about people from oklahoma.my my

    11. jerry sweet on November 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM said:

      they want a shooting war.lets see 330 plus million americans and a few hundred thousand of them.but i forget he obama and bush,clinton,bush sr all have our troops trapped overseas i did hear they plan on using the blue helmet lapdogs and maybe the chinese so i guess they have it covered.we will just wait and see how the plan works out for them

    12. jerry sweet on November 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM said:

      every one in ny,calif,and chicago better buy arms by monday,tues could be a real thrilla

    13. You can show liberals the data, bur you cannot make them think outside of their self-imposed box. They refuse to be “confused” bu facts.

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