The Windy City on the south-western tip of Lake Michigan has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation and one of highest number of homicides and shootings. Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff, has been mayor of Chicago since May 2011. Emanuel shares many of Obama’s liberal anti-American agendas including the desire to ban guns and disarm the citizenry.
Like his mentor, Emanuel has done everything possible to enact strict gun control laws in Chicago and like his mentor, he claims that guns are the cause of gun violence and passing tough gun control laws will lower gun violence and deaths in his city.
However, his strict gun control laws have done little to curb gun violence and deaths. There were 437 homicides in 2011; 506 in 2012; 420 in 2013; 416 in 2014 and 468 in 2015. The 468 homicides for 2015 doesn’t include current death investigations that could be classified as homicides in the future. The 2015 homicide rate also does not include police involved shootings including those deemed justifiable.
Note that not all homicides involved guns. As for shootings, there were 2,272 people shot in 2013. In 2014 the number of people shot in Chicago jumped to around 2,600 and in 2015 there were 2,939 people shot.
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Guest writer – GodFatherPolitics