Turn on a football game, and you will be told by a liberal that violence would not occur if only law-abiding citizens could be stripped of their firearms. Meanwhile, in a city where Democrats rule unchallenged and have inflicted some of the most outrageously unconstitutional gun restrictions in the country,
Thelma Smith was visiting her mother’s South Side [Chicago] home Friday night to talk about a birthday party in memory of her son, Samuel Clay, 25, who was shot and killed in April.
After several shots rang out on the next block, Smith rushed over and discovered to her horror that another son, William Lee Martin, 30, had been slain.
The father of six became the latest sad statistic as a violent November came to an end. Shootings jumped to 192 for the month, up 49 percent from 129 a year earlier, according to Police Department records.
That meant shootings were up more than 11 percent in the first 11 months of 2012 compared with a year earlier. Through October, shootings had risen about 8 1/2 percent.
No one who hasn’t spent the last 20 years in a cave could believe that increased gun control lessens gun violence. As liberals have admitted, “the issue is never the issue.” The real issue here is whether we will let the governmedia use hysteria as a pretext to render us defenseless.
On a tip from Ghost of FA Hayek.