22 May 2018

Does Gun Control Work? Lets look at Chicago.

It seems that any call for gun control should have Chicago as a focus, but no one will touch it. If anyone claims that Chicago has restrictive gun laws and very high incidents of gun violence, they are immediately challenged by Democrats and the mainstream media, but each news article will have a version of the following disclaimer buried in the report:
Chicago is still viewed as having very restrictive gun laws. Police and prosecutors agree that the city’s black market for illegal guns has thrived.
The city has average 34 shootings a week through the first 10 weeks of 2018 per the Chicago PD, From 1955 - 2017 39,137 people have been killed in Chicago. The reports will also claim that the city at one time had the strictest gun laws in the country from 1983 to 2010. But they will neglect to tell that the 27-year period of heightening gun control accounts for 57% of the homicides tracked over a 62 year period.
Mayor
Term
Homicides
Richard J. Daley
1955-1976
10,910
Michael Bilandic
1976-1979
2,408
Jane Byrne
1979-1983
3,202
Harold Washington
1983-1987
3,295
Eugene Sawyer
1987-1989
978
Richard M. Daley
1989-2011
14,653
Rahm Emanuel
2011-
3,691


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