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Mayor Emanuel Blames Gun Rights for Chicago’s Violence

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- Chicago’s “weak link” in public safety is not gun control but Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s adherence to the stale and ineffective strategies of the gun prohibition lobby, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Emanuel told reporters yesterday that his answer to the city’s current bloodbath is to ban so-called “assault weapons,” which do not appear to be involved in many, if any of the recent shootings and homicides. He also asserts that “comprehensive background checks” would prevent violence, a notion so demonstrably untrue that CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb called it a “perpetuation of an urban myth.”

“If the city could round up every one of these shooters,” Gottlieb said, “they would find that none of them acquired their guns through legal channels, and thus were never subject to a background check, and Emanuel knows it. For him to suggest, much less believe, that his city’s crime problem would disappear by banning guns and expanding checks on law-abiding citizens is at best delusional.

“Mayor Emanuel knows that Chicago’s problems are with gangs, not guns, and a criminal element that will ignore any new law or regulation Chicago enacts,” he added.

The only idea Emanuel suggested that makes even partial sense, Gottlieb noted, is one that can be traced to a program his organization and other gun rights groups championed called “Hard Time for Armed Crime.”

“Mayor Emanuel wants to lock up people for a minimum of three years when they commit crimes with firearms and make them serve at least 85 percent of their time,” he said. “That’s a strategy that was developed by the firearms community. If he’s going to steal our idea, he ought to at least give us credit.”

“We’re pretty sure Mayor Emanuel is trying to lay political groundwork to blame the new concealed carry law, brought about by a successful gun rights lawsuit in federal court, if Chicago’s bloodbath continues,” Gottlieb concluded. “He seems more interested in perpetuating the crime problem than eliminating it. Banning guns and blocking citizens from exercising their self-defense rights doesn’t work, it hasn’t worked and it’s a loser in court. Rahm should think out of the box or get out of town.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.

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  • 11 User comments to “Mayor Emanuel Blames Gun Rights for Chicago’s Violence”

    1. he was a POS while at the WH and nothing has changed by him moving to Chicago…not even the WH…..imho

    2. Adam Delgadillo on July 11, 2013 at 3:25 AM said:

      Thats because Odrama put him in that job he’s Odrama’s lap dog you know the scary thing is I think they want these killings in Chicago thats why he’s not stopping it. Think about it what a better way to cry out for gun control,when the reality of it all is that all the gun violence in Chicago is by criminals anyway.

    3. Because their gun control is working so well.

    4. So Rahm “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste” Emanuel wants to use crime as a pretext to strip you of your natural right to self-defense.

      I’m shocked, shocked.

    5. johnny on July 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM said:

      What a genious. 3% of total murders are committed with rifles so he wants to ban the scariest looking ones. Drastically speaking more people are killed with blunt objects than rifles.

    6. DannyG on July 11, 2013 at 2:46 PM said:

      Damn, that pesky constitution and it’s 2nd amendment!

    7. DaveP326 on July 11, 2013 at 9:50 PM said:

      These liberals are all idiots. Emanuel is blaming gun rights? The nice people aren’t shooting Chicago up, it’s the criminals who recognize no laws!The numbers prove that in cities where liberals have ruled for years, gun crimes are out of control. Chicago, Detroit, LA, Cleveland to name a few. Conversely where there are right to carry laws, gun crimes are lowest. Why is this? Maybe because the bad guys can’t be sure their victims won’t shoot back.

    8. rahmcritic on July 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM said:

      Has anyone heard of a good law or even idea come out of liberal… ever?

      I wrote two different really salient messages and deleted them only because this forum is not the place to get the ball rolling in defeating the libs who are dead set on destroying America as we know it. Heck; the current lousy POTUS said as much when he somehow stole the election in 08.

      Funny thing about the truth though… it will come out eventually and this Admin will forever be known as the most corrupt ever in the history of mankind as we know it today. Period.

    9. BillBob on July 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM said:

      Dave, not idiots…2nd deniers know exactly what they’re doing–granting discretionary privileges as they put a fascistic boot to the neck of American’s God-given individual rights and liberties. And all done with a dash or two of utopian do-gooderism, for the collective’s safety of course. Mmm, mmm…Rahm Emanuel good!

    10. rahmcritic on July 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM said:

      Just a heads up ruhmy boy. The only thing that can stop a bad guy like you with a gun is a good guy like us with a gun. Get it? Yeah… thought not.

      Everything you Chicago mob guys do makes the citizens of Chicago less safe every day. How do you guys even sleep at night? Do those pay offs really help buy enough Ambien?

    11. Seanoamericano on September 6, 2013 at 9:28 AM said:

      I blame the worlds problems on Israhell difference between us, I tell the truth and he is a zionist

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