Oh oh, the New York Times blows the whistle on guns. Trick or treat, you decide. Note this is the second day. Yesterday the Washington post had a similar piece.
Never thought about doing what works … civilians with CCW’s proved to work. Why not try that???
(really, so now what, disarm everyone, and then only illegals will have the guns. Ever seen any criminal obey your stupid laws?)
CHICAGO — Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.
And yet Chicago, a city with no civilian gun ranges and bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence that contributed to more than 500 homicides last year and at least 40 killings already in 2013, including a fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Tuesday.
To gun rights advocates, the city provides stark evidence that even some of the toughest restrictions fail to make places safer. “The gun laws in Chicago only restrict the law-abiding citizens and they’ve essentially made the citizens prey,” said Richard A. Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. To gun control proponents, the struggles here underscore the opposite — a need for strict, uniform national gun laws to eliminate the current patchwork of state and local rules that allow guns to flow into this city from outside.
Read more at nytimes.com …
CCW in Florida produced a 62% drop in violent crime(includes murder) in Florida and similar results in other states, according to the latest FBI stats. Here is a video of the truth.