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Uncontrollable Chicago Violence Demonstrates Fraud of Gun-Grabber ‘Solutions’

Uncontrollable Chicago Violence Demonstrates Fraud of Gun-Grabber ‘Solutions’
Chicago city government sure is expending a lot of resources trying (unsuccessfully) to contain the inevitable fruits of its “progressive” policies. Ah well, it’s not like it’s their money, and if they need more, they’ll just up taxes and “fees”…

“Police in the nation’s third-largest city said 36 people were shot —including seven fatally — over the Memorial Day weekend, slightly less gunfire than the city has seen over the holiday weekend in the previous two years,” USA Today “reports,” searching desperately for a silver lining.

Left unacknowledged is headline from a couple weeks ago, when Newsweek told its readers “74 people shot in past week as temperatures warm,” presented in tandem with a video clip of South African comedian Trevor Noah. He was making fun of Donald Trump to the hoots, hisses and cheers of a “progressive” Comedy Central audience for comparing Chicago violence to what is being experienced in Afghanistan.

If I may:

It’s warm where I am, too – not that my neighbors and I have been tempted to trade shots. The Afghanistan comparison is not without basis, and you’ll note “progressives” aren’t shy about crying “weapons of war” when they want to ban our guns. And as long as governments are fair game for criticism and condemnation, the foreigner who would impose his brand of rule on the country he chose to enjoy benefits in sure is quiet about the very real dangers from his own.

“This isn’t the weekend for nonsense,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said as his department “flooded the streets with hundreds of additional officers in hopes of stemming the violence.”

You can’t prove it from the “solutions” being offered by the two major Windy City newspapers.

“School boycotts? Yes, parents must pressure Congress to pass smart gun laws,” the Chicago Tribune moronically offers.

Yeah, that’ll “stop the violence” from the types of Chicagoans perpetrating it. And it presupposes:

  1. Gun owners will accept mandates to make their firearms more prone to failure;
  2. We’ll turn in the existing stock of over 300M guns in circulation;
  3. Gangbangers will fall in line to obey the new restrictions; and
  4. We give a damn if “progressive” kids go to Chicago schools or not.

Not to be outdone when it comes to stupid ideas, the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board asserts “Putting squeeze on gun-makers could help curb Chicago’s gun violence.”

Adding to their “31 Bullets” campaign of prior restraints and denials of due process, they want police enforcing the infringements to boycott gunmakers and distributors that don’t kowtow to their demands.

How about turning that around, and following the example set recently by Hornady, and before that by Barrett?

Still, when it comes to useless ideas, the newspapers would be hard-pressed to beat the City of Chicago itself that, via its 2017 Gun Trace Report, calls for a host of state and federal infringements to put the blame and impose on everyone but the ones shooting up Chicago streets.

There’s a line at the end of the film “Chinatown” I’ve adapted for use on my The War on Guns blog every time a new Chicago bit of inanity presents itself, which is often:

Forget it Jake, it’s Chi-Town.


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David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.



  1. When the winds of war is inevitable the terrain makes no difference and the bloodshed will flow. Chicago is a concrete jungle spewing with psychopathic inhabitants that feed off the working people with SNAP cards and other subsidized welfare. And don’t forget the ” sanctuary ” illegals and MS-13 dragging down the city into servitude. I will not tolerate this garbage of human existence to invade and occupy my town. Chicago needs a ” BLITZKRIEG ” to eradicate the cancer that is eating away at the bowl of the city.

  2. Only guns in the hands of law abiding citizens can stop criminals so armed. We need to publicize those events happening by armed citizens stopping the criminals more often. It’s more common than most think because, again, the driveby media won’t publish it as often as it needs to be done.

  3. Chicago is a third world shithole, run by third world shitheads. All of the gun laws in the world are not going to effect the criminal mentality of the thugs of Chicago ! You reap what you sow, you keep electing crooked , ignorant political hacks, you get nothing in return. Chicago’s last police chief announced that he told his officers to shoot any armed citizen they say, what kind of leadership mentality is that !

    1. “Chicago’s last police chief announced that he told his officers to shoot any armed citizen they say, what kind of leadership mentality is that !” <—This exemplifies WHY they want total disarmament. If we are this far down the road it's time to consider the arbitrary laws on the books, and what if anything we should do about it…

  4. Unfortunately, Chicago is the result of decades of liberal policies. Who’s fault is it?

    The voters, period. They can blame guns and drugs all they want, but the people living in Chicago continue to vote against their own interest. It is hard to feel sorry for people who refuse to admit there’s a problem with their elected officials and their city.

    1. “It’s not the people who vote that counts, but the people who count the votes”–this quote is attributed to Stalin.

  5. As a resident and a law abiding gun-owner this article is completely spot on. The children that attend the Chicago public school system are brainwashed into thinking stricter laws should be in place along with the liberal teachings of run away instead of self-defense. Illinois has historically been unfortunately an anti-gun state but yet the numbers don’t lie. The media makes it worse by stating gun violence when in reality it’s gang and drug violence.

  6. Summer hasn’t even started, yet. The weather just warmed up some. Wait till summer is full blown. The body count will soar. Then, again, though…this has been a liberally run city with a corrupt government for years. It was bad when Richard Daley was in office and it’s only gotten worse. Chicago is one of those sh!thole places that we’ve heard about, but since it’s liberally run…I’m repeating myself.

  7. All the obituaries should note the circumstances of the shooting, if that is what is involved. If the dead person is a gang member and shot during a turf war, it should be noted, even if a sentence has to read something like this…”It is alleged, due to tatoos the deceased bore, and statements from witnesses, that Mr. or Mrs. X died while engaging in a turf war with members of Gang Y”. Or, “Little Suzie was cut down by a stray bullett as a gang war raged outside her bedroom window”, or “Mr. Jones was fatally shot when the gun of the hold-up man accidentally discharged”. If this policy was followed, it would be more transparent for all to see what is really going on.

  8. Ask your computer to answer why so many black communities have the killing %s they have every day. I’m sure it will have no answer’s but there are several other black cities with same problem. It has to come from within the people who live in these area’s period…

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