An article in last week’s New York Times bemoaned the “gun violence” in Chicago, and blames the rest of the country for it. After all, guns are illegal in Chicago, yet here they are killing hundreds of people all by themselves every year. While banging the tired old drum of “guns easily acquired in other states” it somehow completely fails to mention that it is already against the law for an Illinois resident to purchase guns directly from an out of state dealer. It’s also against the law to sell guns to known felons, and it’s against the law to bring those guns into the city of Chicago. There’s a whole lot of law breaking going on somewhere, or a huge amount of convenient theft.
CHICAGO — Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.
And yet Chicago, a city with no civilian gun ranges and bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence that contributed to more than 500 homicides last year and at least 40 killings already in 2013, including a fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Tuesday.
Blah blah blah. Dave Blount at news blog Moonbattery takes them to task and mocks their asinine argument. Yay Dave.
A sidebar article supports the “it’s everybody else’s fault” premise, and shows us a map of traces the Chicago cops did on 50,000 “crime guns” recovered in a 12 year period:
It’s pretty obvious that, while most of the guns came from just outside of Chicago, a vast number seem to have migrated right up the central corridor. Central corridor? Migrated?? A ha! And in a flash I knew the real culprits:
(NYT map roughly overlaid with Mississippi Flyway Migratory Bird map)
The geese did it!
(What the heck. Storks deliver babies; why can’t geese deliver Glocks?)
Notice how none of the wizards of smart (nor the fishwrap of record) ever, ever mentions the (rational) opposite of Chicago - Kennesaw, GA.?
Yes I do mention it again (and again) - as I believe that there are trolls who might actually read it and that proverbial ‘light’ (i.e. brain cells start to function) goes on and they finally will get it.
All that bs, pc crappola and liberal talking points aside: IT IS A RIGHT.
2nd Amendment - shall not be infringed
What is so complicated about that?
Hey, someone needs to check - is Chi’town a sanctuary city - if so, maybe those guns came from operation fast and furious!!!!1