Chicago Gun Control Fail

by lewwaters

Chicago murder rate far worse than during Al Capone ‘gangland’ days

Friday, February 01, 2013

February 1, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — In this I-Team report, Chicago’s rising murder rate in a new context, how the numbers of shooting deaths compare to the city’s most notorious crime era, the one that has tarnished Chicago’s reputation around the world for a century.

The surprising stats show the city is worse off now in the category of murder than at the height of the era that has driven Chicago’s reputation for almost a century, Capone’s “gangland” Chicago.

Let’s compare two months: January 1929, leading up to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and last month, January 2013. Forty-two people were killed in Chicago last month, the most in January since 2002, and far worse than the city’s most notorious crime era at the end of the Roaring Twenties. January 1929 there were 26 killings.

Read more at ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, Illinois where Barack Obama hails from Chicago and currently would like to see the rest of the country adopt Chicago’s very strict gun control measures. But this comparison provided by ABC.com shows the folly of such a move as even though under one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, their gun murder rate now exceeds that of the Roaring 1920’s the city became famous for during the Prohibition era.

The axiom often quoted, “more guns equal more murders, less guns equal less murder” is proven untrue by what we see in Chicago.

Less guns in the hands of responsible, law-abiding citizens means more guns in the hands of criminals who ignore the law and prey on innocent, unarmed people.

You are your and your families first line of defense, Police cannot be with each of us every second.

Seeing that gun murders now exceeds those seen in the Prohibition Gangland era of Al Capone is a wake up call, if you heed it.

7 Comments to “Chicago Gun Control Fail”

  1. Lew, that is such dorky logic. First, Chicago has MANY MORE PEOPLE than it did in during Capone, and deducing that more guns will reduce the killings is ridiculous (the people killing each other already

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    have guns). You CAN deduce, however, that gun control has little, if any, effect.

    If you get off the “all people must own guns” rant and focus on the failure of gun control, you win the debate, but the mystical and fanatical gun worship makes all you gun-nut folks seem mentally ill.

  3. A bit of “dork” in your own logic, Martin. Regardless of the number of people then and now, who holds the guns? Back then everybody could have a gun, not just the gangsters. Today, law-abiding citizens are prohibited from having a gun, leaving them defenseless against today’s gangsters who ignore the law and hold onto their guns illegally.

    The point of more people allowed to have a gun, which is already granted us under the second amendment as you know, is that today’s gangsters wouldn’t be so quick to go on the attack and the targets might have better chance of warding off such attacks.

    Numerous videos and news reports show the outcome of thugs and criminals entering homes or businesses with intent to do harm or steal and running their scared little asses back out seeing someone holding a gun of their own or actually shooting at them.

    No, it won’t stop every single shooting, nothing will, especially disarming innocent law-abiding citizens. Why do you think wealthy liberals and even Obama, in spite of their anti-gun rhetoric employ armed guards or carry themselves?

    Your other total fallacy is that I ever advocated “all people must own guns.” You either make that up to bolster your view or are unable to see every comment I make concerns those who want to legally own a gun should be allowed to and those who have felony criminal records or show mental instability forfeit their right to own a gun. But nowhere have I ever advocated forcing anybody to own a gun.

  4. In 1930 the population of Chicago was 3,376,438. The 2011 estimated population of Chicago was 2,707,120.
    By those numbers, if the murder rate was identical, the number of people killed in 2012 should be about 80% of those killed in 1929, or about 20 people. It looks like an murder rate increase of about 210 percent to me.

    http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ahaa/imagebase/chimaps/mcclendon.html#1930

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago

  5. Craig, 1930 Chicago Metropolitan Area just included Chicago. Today it’s 9.5 million people. (The suburbs happened.) Good technical catch but still don’t worship your gun.

  6. Martin, I had set up a shrine with votive candles to my Browning 50 but have since dismantled it. I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing something for my H&K MP5 though…maybe just spots and photos this time. Sweet machine!

    By the way, if you click the link ‘Chicago 1930′, it only shows the city limits of Chicago so I assume that’s what the data is referring to. Yes, metropolitan Chicago is 9.5 million today, but that includes much more than Chicago city limits, it includes 2 Illinois counties and even parts of the adjacent States of Wisconsin and Indiana.

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