Chicago is a textbook example of the failure of gun control in action.
What did the liberals there think would happen? Even if Chicago’s law enforcement could make every firearm in their city disappear, did they forget about the supply of weapons that criminals bring in from surrounding cities?
Gun control has even failed in Island nations like the UK, where it’s extremely difficult to smuggle new firearms into the nation.
But back to Chicago, let’s take a look at the carnage there thus far this year, and where it’s headed:
As the first quarter of 2016 nears an end, violence in Chicago has reached levels unseen in years, putting the city on course to top 500 homicides for only the second time since 2008.
As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, homicides totaled 135, a 71 percent jump over the 79 killings in the same year-earlier period, official Police Department statistics show. That represented the worst first quarter of a year since 136 homicides in 1999, according to the data.
Shootings have jumped by comparable numbers as well. As of Wednesday, at least 727 people had been shot in Chicago so far this year, a 73 percent rise from 422 a year earlier, according to a Tribune analysis of department data.
Worse yet, that jump follows two consecutive years in which shootings rose by double digits, the analysis found. Homicides also rose by about 12.5 percent last year over 2014.
When liberals talk about the number of gun homicides there are in the United States, they should be reminded just where the vast majority of those homicides are.
In any given year, far more than 99% of guns are never used in a crime. Those that are, are disproportionately in liberal cities with strict gun control laws. They never seem to mention that though, do they?
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