Weird News from Chicago, Murder Rate Drops After Concealed Carry Forced on IL

By John Farnam

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Illinois Concealed Carry Classes, are full while Chicago Murder Rate Drops, Coincidence? I think not.
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Ft Collins, CO –-( “Since no politician ever believes what he says, he is quite surprised when taken at his word!” ~ Charles de Gaulle

From a friend in the area:

“I recently noted two interesting facts:

1) The City of Chicago (formally ‘murder-capital of the nation’) has just reported it’s lowest murder rate since 1958!

2) CPD just reported a fatal shooting (justifiable homicide, not a murder) of a local thug by a legally-armed citizen with a valid IL CCW and FOID, noting that ‘authorities (unspecified) also determined the man acted in legitimate self-defense and will not face charges.’

Did any of us think we would live to see the day?

I found it intriguing that the lowest murder rate in 50+ years is not being trumpeted by liberal politicians…? Indeed, they are strangely silent! Of course, they all vehemently opposed IL’s new Concealed Carry Weapons law in every way they could. They always do!

Could it be, perhaps, that their cynical attempt to take personal credit for this good news will be met with righteous ridicule, now that legally-armed citizens have been added to the standard population of illegally-armed (and voting for them) criminals?

Violent crime is also sorely missed by liberal propagandists, masquerading as ‘journalists,’ as they have failed to comment too.

Now, when we persuade Congress to mandate that our military officers and staff NCOs be armed, both in and out of uniform, we’ll doubtless see a similar reduction in violent crime on military bases! Not to give anyone ideas, but I wonder how many of our field-grade and company-grade officers, and senior NCOs, are, even now, no longer emulating ostriches!

Makes one wonder if liberals, and liberal propagandists in the media, really want reductions in crime, eh?”


“There are no morals in politics; only expedience.” ~ Vladimir Lenin (who would feel right at home in Washington DC, NY, CT, NJ and CA today!)


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NRA contract lobbyist Todd Vandermyde likes to talk tough and insult Chicago Supt. McCarthy for the the southern IL hicks who think he passed a concealed carry bill, not the HB183 abomination with Duty to Inform and criminal penalties for gun free zones.
Speaking of criminals in Chicago, Vandermyde worked for president William Dugan at the Intl. Union of Operating Engineers local 150 in Countryside, IL, before Dugan was convicted by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in 2010:
Oops! Did Chris Cox & Chuck Cunningham at NRA/ILA do a resume check on their boy wonder?


Here comes the big, fat “but….”.

“But Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy says the opposite is what’s reducing crime: police have recovered 1,300 illegal guns during the first three months of 2014.

Mr. McCarthy also attributed the drop in violence to better police training and community programs to keep kids off the street. Both the city’s top cop and its mayor, former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, have said they oppose the concealed carry laws.”


That guy, Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel sure is intimidating. Will he take credit the lower murder rate?

Dr. Strangelove

I think it’s a little early to state that crime is going down due to the new CCW laws, since only a limited number of permits have gone out. I’d wait until a few perps make a fatal mistake in the victim selection process to see how it works. And it will, just like everywhere else.


I want to believe this is true, yet there are no legitimate statistics noted in this article. Can you point to anything real and concrete to prove these claims to the gun control crowd? Moreover, can you not even claim first person experience that the claims are true? Nothing smells more like BS than a story that starts “from a friend in the area…”


that falls under the heading of, common sense.