We all know the adage: Insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This is a perfect example of the Left’s view of gun control. They, wherever they have managed to gain control, have sought to institute strict gun restrictions. And everywhere they have succeeded, we find murder and mayhem reign.
There is no better example of this than Chicago.
The violence in gun-controlled Chicago has now hit such levels that “nearly 12” people have been shot every day in 2016.
ABC News reported this average of “nearly 12 shooting victims” a day on September 1, based on the “2,848 shooting victims” reported for the year on the same day. Fatalities among those victims totaled 468.
Also on September 1, Breitbart News reported that August 2016 was the deadliest August in Chicago in 20 years. ABC News reported “472 total shooting victims” and 90 fatalities for that month alone. This brings the total of homicides to nearly 470 for the year, even as Chicago rolls into a Labor Day weekend where heightened violence and death are expected.
This is unreal. 2,848 people shot just this year. What is worse, we still have one-third of the year left. But people do not blame the failed policies of the people leading the city. No, it is not the leftist policy that has and is destroying one of our greatest cities. The blame goes the very opposite way, showing a dogma that is virtually religious. It is beyond understanding; it is lunacy.
The New York Daily News tried to put the huge August death toll into perspective, saying, “Chicago has seen more shootings and homicides this month than the combined total in New York City — a city three times as populous — and Los Angeles — a city with about 1.3 million more people.”
One Chicago leader wants a “declaration of a state of emergency” for the city, while state Representative Sonya Harper (D-6th) and others are calling for more gun control for law-abiding citizens as a solution.
The problem is that these leaders cannot be this stupid or ignorant of the facts. There has to be something else going on. Whatever they are after, they do not mind sacrificing the people of Chicago to reach their goal.