Guns Don’t Kill People, Chicagoans Kill People

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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After 100 people in Chicago were shot since July and a Dem legislator proposed bringing in the National Guard to restore order, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is still sticking to gun control as the solution to everything.

Calling gun control the “weak link” in Chicago’s public safety chain, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday renewed his pitch for stiffer sentencing, background checks before gun purchases and a revised and strengthened assault weapons ban.

The mayor’s political call to arms follows a Fourth of July weekend bloodbath that saw the Chicago Sun-Times tally 38 separate shooting incidents from Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon, including 10 homicides.

“Gun control . . . is the weak link in the chain of public safety for the city of Chicago,” the mayor said.

“Our police are doing an effective job. They need to do better. But, they are doing an effective job. We are investing in our kids by making sure they have the type of after-school programs and summer jobs at an unprecedented level. Each year, we’re growing each of those investments for our kids to be in a safe, secure area.”

So who exactly is doing the shootings? Even hard core Controllers don’t believe in self-firing guns. If 38 shooting incidents happen in a few days, there must be people out there pulling those triggers.

Who could those be? Chicago is full of gangs. The Latin Kings alone have 25,000 members in Chicago alone. The total number of gang members has been estimated at 68,000.

Most shootings are gang related.

So let’s say that the entire United States passes a bunch of gun control laws. What happens then? The gang members go into retirement? They stop engaging in drug dealing and other crimes and fighting among themselves?

And it’s not like gangs can get hold of illegal contraband items.

All the empty blather about gun control ignores the gang problem that is really driving these homicide rates. And the gangs aren’t going to be frightened off by gun control.

Chicago has a homicide problem because it has a gang problem, not a gun problem.

  • m4253y

    must racist bullets then

  • retgrd

    Gun control is the weak link? Police need to do better? Isn’t it interesting that Chicago is the midwest hub for numerous federal law enforcement agencies. There are secret service, fbi, atf, postal, irs, etc and supporting court systems along with the parole, probation and supervision services operating in, thru and around Chicago and then state police, significant local police and county sheriff agencies with their court and parole, probation and supervision services. Most have special task forces and intelligence forces to address gangs(organized crime) and their crimes. Add to this some of the most stringent gun laws on the books in the country and Chicago is pretty close(if not top) to the top in gangs and homicides and other violent crime as well as drugs. This is even after a cleanup effort to remove high rise public housing(moving problem out) by previous mayor to attempt bid for olympics. Chicago is pretty much a sanctuary city and hispanic gangs expanded significantly after each previous “amnesty” and provided a significant supply to the other gangs within the city. Yep, blame the police for not doing their job well enough or lack of gun control, but never question the enabling politics and policies.

    • OfficialPro

      Political Correctness means the cops do precisely bugger-all as it is, when it comes to gangs.

  • tickletik

    No, Chicago does have a gun problem. The problem is that the guns are in the hands of the two worst criminal rackets in the city: the cops and the drug gangs.

    Put the guns back in the hands of the men who work for a living. And by “work for a living” I don’t mean backstabbing whores like Rahm Emanuel.

  • Gee

    Out of those 100 shootings – how many involved those ‘assault rifles’ – zero? Oh so of course that law needs to be strengthened since they are the one weapon not being used

  • LoneRangler

    Nothing new here. Democrats have been trying to disarm blacks since the party was founded.

  • Paula Douglas

    The gangs are sanctioned by the city government: potential aldermen and aldermen running for re-election seek their input, asking what they can do to make the gangs’ lives easier. It would be naive to assume that no money changes hands in exchange for gang influence in City Hall. There’s no way that Chicago will crack down on the gangs when the gangs are helping to run Chicago.

    • retgrd

      Your right. Here’s a link to a discussion several years ago about Chgo. politics and gangs. All one had to do was go by an aldermans’/committemans’ office after winning and see the bangers celebrating around it. http://forum.gon.com/archive/index.php/t-435391.html

  • Marsh626

    Chicago has a black problem. And blacks have an IQ problem. They commit insanely disproportionate amounts of the gun violence in America and we White NRA members take the blame for it.

    http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4ify7vDXrDs/TBJybHjBEzI/AAAAAAAAF_8/g4rsHjtA-ec/s320/IQ+of+Nations.gif

  • Spikey1

    There are an estimated 270 million guns in the USA.
    All legislation only addresses the legal guns.
    Nothing is being done about the illegal guns.
    The vast majority of homicides and shootings are committed with illegal guns.
    Fix the illegal gun issue first.
    If they don’t they only create more targets.

  • Meet the Enemy

    Congressman Bobby Rush (in company of Sen. Mark Kirk) laughingly denied there was a Dangster Disciples Gang. Are you fucking kidding me, Bobby?