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Chicago, one of America’s most anti-gun cities, has just recorded its 500th homicide. This is another banner year for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tightly controlled non-gun “paradise.” Breitbart recently reported that 440 school age children were shot in 2012 in Chicago’s paradise. Breitbart’s Awr Hawkins writes:
These numbers are well above those for the 2011-2012 school year, in which 319 Chicago students were wounded and another 24 were killed.
Nonetheless, it has been noted that the school where Rahm’s children attend to their education has an armed security guard. Additionally, his children also have the benefit of an armed escort to get them to and from school, just like those Hollywood celebrities who clamor for gun control for their admiring fans while they enjoy full-time, armed bodyguards. And yet, the citizen gun control puppets continue to lap up the “wisdom” of their Masters and spew their hyper-emotional pleas to be controlled and enslaved.
Oh – and what appeared in the Chicago Tribune just a few days prior to the Chicago murder report? An article by Laura Washington, written in the usual Oprahified manner, stating that gun control would be the best present ever for those of us who lack Chicago’s glorious standards for a peace paradise. In fact, Miss Laura openly calls for totalitarian decrees on the part of the Napoleonic branch of government:
Obama can do more. He can issue executive orders that will bypass the congressional sausage makers. He can deploy his White House bully pulpit to back similar state and local efforts.
If we don't take action for the little angels of Sandy Hook, now, America will be forever haunted by the demons of gun violence.
In addition, Miss Laura also states that:
During the 2012 campaign, he avoided confrontations on gun control. When Obama was asked about gun control at a presidential debate, he punted. He was terrified of the People of the Gun, particularly in election swing states like Pennsylvania and Virginia.
People of the Gun? How cutesy. Actually, Obama and Rahm Emanuel both quickly realized, upon Obamanuel’s first election victory, that they could not win the federal battle for gun control because so many states of free and law-abiding peoples are still heroically immersed in a gun culture, unlike their murder city. Like all of us, politicians pick their battles, and after Obamanuel realized this battle could not be won, Emanuel separated from Obama and took his schemes back to the city that gave us both of these megalomaniac buffoons. Sorry Chicago, better that you have Rahm all to yourselves rather than the rest of us.
Following the Connecticut school shooting, Emanuel has begged the media to listen to his appeals for nationwide gun control, in spite of the carnage in his own state. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, the guy who resides over Rahm's killing fields, appeared on WGN News to tell the media lapdogs that the U.S. has an "overproduction" of guns, and that we [the collective people of the United States] are "the only economy on earth where supply outweighs legitimate demand." McCarthy, who wants stricter gun control for his killing fields, as well as an "assault weapon" and large ammunition clip ban, is fond of repeating his "legitimate demand" theory, as if subjective demand is somehow legitimately disqualified when the Masters have been empowered to determine what their serfs can legitimately demand.
In 2009, I reported this statistic about Chicago's stunning success with gun control:
While the median violent crime rate for the United States in 2008 — the last year for which statistics were released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation — was 4.7 percent, Chicago's median rate was 12.12 percent. In addition, the United States overall experienced 49.6 crimes per square mile, but Chicago witnessed 766 crimes per square mile.
Additionally, I wrote about the 2009 overall slaughter rates for the city of Chicago. The summer of 2009 was a bloodbath in the city, and that's not including the armed robberies, burglaries, and home invasions where the criminals carried out their crimes with guns they apparently have to access to in a gun-controlled city. As Alan Gottlieb of the 2nd Amendment Foundation reported back in 2004, when Chicago won the title of Murder City, the cities with the nation's strictest gun laws – New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles – continue to outpace all others in terms of their high crime numbers.
Throughout all of this official drama on the part of Chicago's uniformed officialdom, not once has any city bureaucrat linked Chicago's years of murder orgies to its gun control policy that puts so many guns into the hands of criminals while robbing law-abiding people of the ability to defend themselves in the city's gangland.
Chicago, feel free to revel in your gun control authoritarianism and ignore your city’s violence, murder, mayhem, and perpetual terror, but you aren’t going to import your political enslavement and perverted twist of logic to the rest of us anytime soon.
Karen De Coster, CPA [send her mail] is an accounting/finance professional in the healthcare industry and a freelance writer, blogger, speaker, and sometimes unpaid troublemaker. She writes about libertarian stuff, economics, financial markets, the medical establishment, the Corporate State, health totalitarianism, and other essentially, anything that encroaches upon the freedom of her fellow human beings. When she has a few moments of spare time she engages functional fitness, adventure cycling, photography, conversations with friends, and visiting wine regions. This is her LewRockwell.com archive and her Mises.org archive. Check out her website. Follow her on Twitter @karendecoster.