Chicago murder rate far worse than during Al Capone ‘gangland’ daysFriday, 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.
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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.