President Obama is pushing for more gun control on law abiding American citizens insisting that will stop the senseless shootings by crazed individuals and Islamic radicals.
None of the actions in the gun control measures that are already in place nor the upcoming executive gun control would have prevented the terrible April 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood, or the December 2012 attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. Nor would the two have prevented the high profile shootings at the Aurora movie theater, the DC Navy Yard, the Lafayette Grand Theatre, Umpqua Community College, Colorado Springs on Halloween, or the San Bernardino terror attack.
The only thing that the executive controls will accomplish is further infringing on law-abiding citizens’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
On January 1, the Chicago Tribune reported that the number of shooting victims in gun-controlled Chicago for 2015 was 2,986.
Mind you, Chicago has a “violence tax” that raises the price of every gun and bullet sold at retail, an “assault weapons” ban, limits on the number of gun stores and the locations of those stores, and what the New York Times describes as handgun restrictions that let city leaders “get as close as they could get legally to a ban without a ban.”
The result? According to the Chicago Tribune, there has been nearly 3,000 shooting victims in one year’s time.
And the Tribune reports approximate 470 homicides for Chicago in 2015, which means gun-controlled Chicago had “the most violent year of all major U.S. cities.” It is the worst year the city has seen since 2012, “when 500 people were killed.”
On October 27, President Obama tried to blame Indiana and Wisconsin for the gun control failure in Chicago. His line of reasoning was that the pro-Second Amendment stance of Indiana and Wisconsin led to guns flooding into Chicago from out of state. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) made a similar move on September 17, when he blamed southern states for New York City’s soaring rate of firearm-related homicides. (HT Breitbart)