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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Come to Chicago

I saw this ad recently during the evening news:


Which reminded me of this:

12 comments:

Dark Avenger said...

House Republicans are refusing to allow an up or down vote on Democrats’ gun control bills, including a bill to expand background checks on gun sales, which some researchers believe could help reduce urban gun violence. At least 11 House Republicans represent large cities with murder rates even higher than Chicago’s. All of them have A ratings from the National Rifle Association, earned from a record of supporting gun rights and opposing gun control.
Chicago, despite its status as emblematic of the gun violence epidemic, does not have the highest per capita murder rate in the country – and urban districts represented by Democrats are not the only cities that struggle with gun violence, according to FBI crime data from 2014, the most recent year available.
It’s easy to find on-the-record statements from most of the 11 House Republicans who represent these cities opposing new gun control laws, including expanded background checks. But when the Guardian asked them what actions they are taking to address the high levels of violence in their districts, many representatives simply did not respond.
A few of these representatives offered alternatives to gun control that they believe will do more to reduce gun violence: better re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated Americans, job creation or improvements to the mental health system.
Congressman French Hill represents Little Rock, Arkansas, which has a murder rate of 21.7 per 100,000 people in 2014. Hill introduced a bill on Wednesday that would give grants to historically black colleges and universities to run education programs to help formerly incarcerated Americans “successfully transition back into their communities”.


https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/12/deadliest-cities-gun-control-laws-congress-chicago

The facts have a liberal bias, it seems.

CenterPuke88 said...

The murders in Chicago are pretty much focused in two of seventeen zip codes. The weapons are concentrated as straw-purchases from outside Chicago. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Gun control is never the answer, because it fails every time its tried and only affects the non-criminal. EVERY gun law on the books anywhere is an infringement and should be repealed, except the original gun law restricting government. Having a firearm does not make a non-violent person violent.

Comrade Misfit said...

Then trace the guns back and prosecute the straw-buyers. If it’s an organized ring, then you work your way up it the same way you do for drug crimes.

It’s called “police work.”

Dark Avenger said...

And if the guns come from out of state, the cops are then powerless to do anything about it. And I’d visit Chicago before Dallas or Little Rock.

Comrade Misfit said...

News flash, DA: The House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats. The way things work there is that the minority party in the House has no power to block anything.

Your cited source is outdated and, therefore, irrelevant. Nice try. You win the B Memorial Award for using cherry-picked and/or bogus data to buttress your argument.

More to the point: I have warned you before about converting comment threads in my blog into gun-control screeds. You have your own blog. That is a Rule 3 violation.

Yellow card. Last one in the deck. Capish?

Comrade Misfit said...

Straw buying is a Federal crime. Your argument fails, again.

Drop it or we’re done.

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CenterPuke88 said...

Comrade, I couldn’t agree more on straw-buying. The problem is the ATF is deliberately crippled by paid NRA hacks and stupid laws on only paper records, etc. If the chains were off on tracking purchases, perhaps through a neutral third party, finding those bastards would be simple, but the problem, as always, is the paranoids and grabbers on both ends of the spectrum.

Comrade Misfit said...

GODDAMNIT, DA, ARE YOU INCAPABLE OF COMPREHENDING WHAT YOU READ?

I TOLD YOU TO KNOCK THIS SHIT OFF AND TAKE IT TO YOUR OWN BLOG.

BUT NO. YOU DON'T PAY ATTENTION.

RED CARDS AND WE ARE FUCKING DONE!