Stolen from Theo’s ... a map showing the number of murders in Chicago over the past 12 years, and the primary demographic where those murders occurred.
If it wasn’t so cold out today, I’d swear I could hear crickets chirping when I look at the picture ...
Don’t ever forget: Chicago (murder capital of the nation, IIRC) has such “sensible” gun laws that firearms of all types are pretty much completely illegal there, Supreme Court decision notwithstanding.
Oh, and Obama’s puppet Rahm Emanuel, mayor of this Windy City, just announced more controls he wants to put in play (but without too much detail ... and no surprise, his words are almost a perfect echo of Joe Biden’s. It’s like they all have a script to read from!)
The mayor refused Friday to give out details of what he’s planning to propose, but he did touch on the assault weapons ban, a limit on the size of ammunition clips and instituting background checks “on all sales, wherever they take place, wherever the location may be.”
He said he refuses to stay idle — “waiting is not a strong suit” — until state legislators take up gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut.
“It will compliment our activities of putting more police on the street, having after-school programs … It will complement our gun seizures,” the mayor said Thursday in the Budlong Woods Library.
Chicago ended 2012 with a bang — an astonishing 516 gun-related deaths in one year.
In the first week of 2013, Chicago had already outpaced 2012’s gun deaths with 12 homicides.
Already up to 20 homicides. Go to http://crimeinchicago.blogspot.ca for the daily scoreboard.
Note to self - stay the heck out of Chicago.
At least they are number One in some category. Good for the tourist trade dontcha know.
I have been through Chicago lots of times having lived in the Midwest but only ever vistited as a tourist once. A friend drove me around the city in the middle of the night in the early 80’s in an open topped sports car! (Alfa Romeo I think it was) it was quite alarming. Especially when he said he usually carried his “peashooter” (a .357 Magnum) but had left it at home.