People Keep Dying in Chicago as Politicians Stay Stuck on Stupid

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U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)-  The citizens elected you to office, but now your decisions screwed up the local economy. Working Americans left your city to find jobs. You replaced those voters with illegal aliens. After all, you didn’t want your political district hollowed out and eliminated. When you read the papers, or listen outside at night, you’re reminded that gangs shoot about 10 people every night.  So what do you do?

If you’re a Chicago politician, you blame something else, and anyone else, but yourself.

Chicago is a terrible place to do business given the layers of permits, licenses, regulations, taxes, fees and corruption. Small businesses and the middle class left long ago. Faced with that decline, the Chicago solution is to impose higher taxes and more regulations.

A Chicago politician can always blame the Trump economy for Chicago’s failures and its violence..except that the current economy is setting new record highs and taking millions of people off of food stamps. There is even record low unemployment for young minority men.. except in Chicago.

This is Chicago. You’re not hindered by the facts. The reporters won’t correct you.

If some reporter presses you for answers, you can blame racism.. even though minority members make up more than half of the Chicago City Council. Racism is a good enough answer for most reporters.

Chicago violence, year to date, June 27th

  • Shot & Killed: 213
  • Shot & Wounded: 1134
  • Total Shot: 1347

Since the drug gangs are shooting up your city to the tune of about 10 people a day, you can always blame guns.  Well, sort of.  That excuse doesn’t really work either. Blaming guns for Chicago violence means that gun-control laws don’t work since Chicago is the gun control capital of the US. Firearms owner ID cards don’t work. Waiting periods don’t work. Mandatory firearms training doesn’t work. Firearms purchase permits and magazine capacity restrictions don’t work. Regulating gun stores out of Chicago doesn’t work. None of that works because criminals don’t obey the gun control laws.

Tell the reporters that you need more laws anyway. You can always blame guns coming in from some other state..even though those other states don’t have the violence problem you see in Chicago, Illinois.

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If some nosey reporter points out the contradictions in your argument, then make sure you never take a question from that reporter again..and have his car towed and impounded. That is the Chicago way.

You in the back, anyone else have any questions?


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Matt in Oklahoma

@MFP don’t forget as you blame the cops that THE PEOPLE are the ones who pass the laws. Also don’t forget that cops are also The People as well. Don’t like it get enough of The People to change it.
Look inward before expulsion outwards

Matt in Oklahoma
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Matt in Oklahoma

@wildbill y’all have a great 4th!

Docduracoat
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Docduracoat

While Chicago is among the top murder capital of United States you are perfectly safe if you are a tourist. If you stay in the tourist zones, and don’t go to bad neighborhoods to buy drugs, you are perfectly safe. They just had the retina convention there not to long ago and all of my surgeons went . I told them all about the statistics and they just laughed at me. They all stayed in fancy hotels, went to the convention during the day, and at night went out for dinner and drinks with the other doctors. They all said… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Docduracoat, Safe from the criminals in the street or safe from the criminals in chicago government? In either case, my tourist dollars will not be going to support the Second Amendment haters.

MFP
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MFP

People that use the term “legal carry” have really swallowed the cool aide and are a huge part of the problem. Since there is no such a thing as illegal carry.  Can anyone tell me what legitimate crime is committed by anyone one just carrying a weapon? (and remember that a crime by definition has to have a victim) The truth is that the cops are often the criminals. They egregiously violate peoples rights when they enforce any one of a thousand illegitimate “gun laws” In a just world we would be rounding up these criminals in blue just like… Read more »

Herb
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Herb

I lived in Chicago . Daddy Daily would not put up with that crap . Told the cops to kick @ss and clean up the city . The 14th and Wood st. would kick your @ss if you screwed up the first time . Second time , @ss kicked than jail . Most of the time would not be a third time . Just a fun time in Chicago at that time .

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

Daddy Dailey did run a tight ship and kept Chi-Town clean!

MFP
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MFP

Sorry Herb but the “cops” are the problem. They are the Satanic order followers that have enforced the tyrannical ban on the God given right of self defense. Without your god, the cops, the problem would solve itself. People would arm. The bad guys being outnumbered would end up at room temperature. Please don’t confuse the problem with the solution.

Matt in Oklahoma
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Matt in Oklahoma

Bhahaha and I thought my tinfoil was too tight. Probably the first guy in the neighborhood to call the Satan cops when he feels he’s done wrong

MFP
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MFP

I can see that logic, facts, and reason are beyond your mental capacity. Have a good one…

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@MFP, I can see your argument, but your presentation is over broad (not all cops are that way, only a few); and is an unpalatable mix of religion and unsubstantiated opinion. Narrowing your argument and polishing your presentation would make it more convincing. Happy Independence Day.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Matt in Ok, We are having a barbecue, today. Several of satan’s finest will be there. I can hardly wait to share this thread with them.

MFP
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MFP

I bet you can not even define what “moral relativism” is much less point it out in
societal constructs around you.

Myg god they have dumber them down haven’t they?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

MFP, That is a mighty vague insult, and there is no need for it, unless you need tying practice. Oh, and what does ” I bet you can not even define what “moral relativism” is much less point it out in societal constructs around you.” mean?

MFP
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MFP

Wild Bill — EVERY cop EVERY single one of them if they enforce “the Law” are violating your rights the vast majority of the time because most all laws are illegitimate. Most laws violate your rights, they do not protect your rights as a legitimate law should. There is no wiggle room here. If someone (anyone) enforces “the law” they are almost certainly criminals in the same sense that the guards at Auschwitz were. In both cases (US cops and Nazi guards) they do evil by enforcing “the law”. “The law” in the death camps was that it was required… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@MFP, “The Law” is comprised of an uncountable number of federal, state, county, and city statutes, ordinances, codes, regulations, enactments, bureaucratic rules, and judicial decisions. You can not possibly know that “… most all laws are illegitimate”. That is what I mean by over broad. When you are vague and sweeping in your pronouncements, you convince no one. Pick one, say the National Firearms Act of 1934 (hereinafter NFA). That is an easy one to show that it is illegitimate. Now, start over. Be specific. I’ll help you get started: The NFA is illegitimate because Congress pretended it to be… Read more »

ZenitFan
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ZenitFan

1347 shot, 213 dead = a pathetic 15.8% kill ratio. Those gangbangers and street punks won’t last 72 hours against people who know how to shoot (like Rob) when the SHTF.

willy d
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willy d

Dose Cappone ring a bell Chicago has been that way for so long, why worry about it now, just take your chances or move, make it crime capital and put a fence around it with a one way gate in and no out maybe Obama’s library will attract the right people there, it’s his kind of place and laws!!!!!

BillyBob Texas
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BillyBob Texas

“Stuck on Stupid”

I like that. Will have to use it everytime I read ‘Progressive” or “Liberal”.

James Andrews
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James Andrews

It’s sad that the idiot lefties out there refuse to learn the hard truth; an unarmed society is easy pickins for the gangs and thugs. Allow easier access to legal carry, and smash the gangs hard, and crime will go down quickly. But they refuse to see reality.

MFP
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MFP

People that use the term “legal carry” have really swallowed the cool aide and are a huge part of the problem. Since there is no such a thing as illegal carry.. (Can anyone tell me what legitimate crime is committed by anyone one just carrying a weapon? (and remember that a crime by definition has to have a victim) The truth is that the cops are often the criminals. They egregiously violate peoples rights when they enforce any one of a thousand illegitimate “gun laws” In a just world we would be rounding up these criminals in blue just like… Read more »

Fred762
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Fred762

Why in h3!! do you THINK the gvt is pushing soooo hard to get the guns?? THINK!! Look …..average millennial people cannot understand the gvt’s role unless they understand the gvt’s need! Gvt and people IN it have one job..CONTROL of the population..whether they admit it or not. Does not matter what country!!  Those who support gvt control are willing dupes OR paid shills w armed guards. Turtle-face McConnell or Shumer or Whoever are just gvt employees in a fancy suit…and most have armed guards WE pay for!!  To paraphrase von Mises: ‘to control serfs, the cost to the population… Read more »

Capndad
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Capndad

The vast majority are nation destroyers getting killed so it really doesn’t bother me. I await the inevitable.

Charlie
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Charlie

I saw a TV ad recently about taking your family to Chicago for a vacation. You “gotta be shitin me”! I’d rather take them to Afghanistan.

James Andrews
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James Andrews

Me too!

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Charlie, last year I was in Chicago for a conference. One of the taxi drivers I had was an Afghani that had worked as an interpreter for the US army in Afghanistan. He stated there are parts of Chicago that are worse than Afghanistan, so you are somewhat correct.

SuperG
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SuperG

If you want to stop it, you will have to get just as brutal as the gangs, and I do not think society is ready for that…yet. The day will come where gang membership carries the death penalty. People will see the need to do that as our resources begin to dry up, and housing criminals who are beyond redemption are a waste of those resources. It will take many years, and many more bodies will have to pile up, but it will come.

Marc DV.
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Marc DV.

How Many of Those Elected ,
Live In Secure or Gated Communities ?
If it Don’t Effect Them It Ain’t a Problem !
But Watch and See, Something Happen ,
Near Their Residence and It’ll Be a Big Deal !

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

“The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and the name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void and ineffective for any purpose since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it; an unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed … An unconstitutional law is void.” (16 Am. Jur. 2d, Sec. 178)

That is if any of the dumbasses that reside in Illinois ever WAKE UP!

Robert J. Lucas
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Robert J. Lucas

Let’s be honest, the grease from the gang’s go’s through the mayor’s office just as it always has. Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Just set up a diversion with your Fiefdom to impose more local and state firearms laws to law abiding firearm owner citizens, again not taking care of the real problem. The real problem emanates from city hall, city consul, and let’s not forget the state house down in Springfield Illinois.

Dean Keal
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Dean Keal

You are just saying that because it’s true….

Matt in Oklahoma
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Matt in Oklahoma

Not too many care because of the quality of those people though. It’s not that good people aren’t getting hurt or killed but most of them are scumbags. Thus the lack of social outcry anymore.