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Dec 07 2012

Shootings up 49% in November in Gun-Free Zone of Chicago

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.

15 Responses to “Shootings up 49% in November in Gun-Free Zone of Chicago”

  1. StanInTexas says:

    It has always interested me that Liberal use the Constitution in a manner completely opposite from the wishes of our Founding Fathers.

    When an item is explicitly states as a Right in the Constitution (for example, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms), they think every state and municipality and left-wing politician across this nation should get to force their own personal opinion of SLG’s (Scary-looking Guns) on the rest of us.

    Yet when an item is not in the Constitution and should be left up to each individual states to decide (for example, abortion), they want the almighty Federal government to issue an edict and make that a Right which cannot be violated in any circumstance.

  2. JeanetteSCA says:

    The victim was 30 years old and a father of SIX? There’s a huge part of the problem right there. I’m willing to bet this guy’s six kids are not all by the same mother (or even the same two or three mothers) and they’re all living on welfare and learning to hate old white men while their father, the one who SHOULD be taking care of them and teaching them and providing from them and keeping them in line, is off playing big bad gansta with his buddies and looking for baby-mama number 7.

  3. JeanetteSCA says:

    *for* providing FOR them… I can’t proofread when I’m mad.

  4. Clingtomyguns says:

    Chicago is the poster child of how strict gun control does nothing to stop homicides. If anything, it increases them because it only strips guns away from law abiding citizens who could use them in self-defense.

    If gun control works libs, why are Thelma’s children dropping like flies?

    I’ll give you a hint, the Black gangsta culture, glorified in the media, Holyweird, and rap music – and enabled and perpetuated by Obama and the federal government cradle to grave welfare culture.

    Obama his “bad” self might as well have put the gun in their hands, as we now know he did with the murderers in Fast and Furious and are finding out about with Benghazi.

    “We Cannot Blame the White People any Longer,” says one of the lone sane voices from the black community, Bill Cosby, over and over again and again:

    “They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English.

    “Why you ain’t,
    Where you is,
    What he drive,
    Where he stay,
    Where he work,
    Who you be…”.
    And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.

    And then I heard the father talk.

    Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.

    In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

    The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

    These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.

    $500 sneakers for what?

    And they won’t spend $200 for “Hooked on Phonics.”

    I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.

    Where were you when he was 2?

    Where were you when he was 12?

    Where were you when he was 18, and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol?

    And where is the father? Or who is his father?

    People putting their clothes on backward. Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong?

    People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

    Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles (piercings) going through her body?

    What part of Africa did this come from?

    We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa.

    I say this all of the time — it would be like white people saying they are European-American — that is totally stupid.

    I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don’t have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, or the Netherlands.

    The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa — so stop, already!

    With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap…and all of them are in jail.

    Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.

    We have got to take the neighborhood back.

    People used to be ashamed.

    Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.

    We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

    We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs. We, as black folks, have to do a better job.

    Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.

    We have to start holding each other to a higher standard….”

    Can’t call Cosby a racist, he’s black, but he speaks for many of us on this issue. He’s sick of the excuses and blame whitey mentality, which is all we ever hear from liberals. His message is simple, “Pick your lazy asses up from your bootstraps, quit demanding free sh$t, and get busy to change your lives.”

    Again, with the media and other liberal apologetics for blacks “the issue is never the issue.” They don’t want to hear it. Facts are dismissed, easier to blame economic inequality, social justice or some other crap, meanwhile, back in reality:

    Blacks were about 9 times more likely than whites to be victims of gun-related homicides (25 per 100,000 blacks age 12 or older versus 3 per 100,000 whites.)
    Firearm violence rates for blacks age 12 or older (8.4 per 1,000 blacks) were – 40% higher than rates for Hispanics (6.0), – 200% higher than rates for whites (2.8 per 1,000).
    Blacks were about 9 times more likely than whites to be murdered with a firearm.
    On average black victims of firearm violence were 3 years younger than white victims – 29 versus 32.
    From 1993 through 2001 blacks accounted for 49% of homicide victims and 54% of victims of firearm homicide but 12% of the U.S. population.

  5. Jimbo says:

    Chicago and Detroit are more dangerous X 10 than Cairo, the West Bank, Damascus, or Benghazi. It’s because stupid liberals are SO successful in sowing discourse and division.

  6. Gunny G says:

    GOOD! Let em kill each other. Less vermin equals less babby daddies creating ghetto rats that the rest of us have to pay for.

    We should be running guns and ammo to Chicago!

  7. Dr. 9 says:

    I agree 110% with Gunny G. America doesn’t have too many guns. America has too many blacks.

  8. Jimbo says:

    Dr. 9 –
    The problem isn’t ‘too many blacks’. The problem is ‘too many blacks’ have fallen to the liberal indoctrination of envy and hate.

  9. Mr Evilwrench says:

    Or at least teach them how to shoot so they get the right ones.

  10. Clingtomyguns says:

    Jimbo says:
    December 7, 2012 at 10:50 am Dr. 9 –
    The problem isn’t ‘too many blacks’. The problem is ‘too many blacks’ have fallen to the liberal indoctrination of envy and hate.

    Correct Jimbo, borrowing from Martin Luther King, the content of too many of their characters (or lack thereof), rather than the color of their skin, is the problem.

  11. Harvey says:

    I remember having a conversation with an American policeman in Kosovo in 2000. He was complaining about the situation then, and I told him it’s because there are African-Americans, Asian-Americans etc. America comes second to their other identities. He thought for a while and said ‘You are right!’

  12. B. Costas says:

    That’s alright Dear Leader, King Hussein, has a list and he’s checking it twice…

  13. Dadof3 says:

    Libs will never admit the power of prevention of violence that guns hold also.


    Because I have guns I will be blamed down here in Texas somehow.

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