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82 Shot, 15 Dead In A City With No Guns
By de Andréa
Opinion Editorialist for
‘THE BOTTOM LINE’
Posted March 15, 2018
82 Shot, 15 Dead in a City in one weekend with the Strictest Gun Laws in the United States, and where it is not even legal to have a gun -- and 0 shot in a city in years with only one gun law, and that law is…’everyone must have a gun’.
What is obviously wrong with this picture?
Chicago, IL — Inside the city limits of Chicago, not a single gun shop can be found — they’ve been illegally and unconstitutionally outlawed. With its nearly 3 million residents, the city of Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the nation. Gun laws were so strict, in fact, that in 2010, the US Supreme Court intervened saying the laws were going too far. However, corrupt city lawmakers “kept the ban.” The governments don’t care about Constitutional law any more, especially the Supreme Court. So it’s no wonder some people don’t care about the law. The law has become a joke and the first ones to laugh are the criminals.
The ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, and nowhere to purchase ammo or guns makes Chicago one of the toughest places in the country to obtain a weapon, legally.
With these strict laws, how on earth are there still guns in Chicago? Oh I forgot to mention… when you take guns away, only cops and criminals have guns. Law abiding citizens are left helpless to defend themselves against the cops’ or the criminals.
Gun violence in Chicago over the fourth of July weekend 2015 reached near war zone proportions with 82 people being shot between 4 p.m. Thursday and 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. 15 of these 82 shootings were fatal. Tragically, even a 7-year-old child’s life was taken by one of these bullets. The statistics today are even worse.
On the following Monday, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy blamed the shootings on the fact that ‘people’ were getting too many guns. “It all comes down to guns. Too many guns coming in, too little punishment going out,” said McCarthy.
So what he is really saying is even though generally keeping and bearing a fire arm is a God given right, anyone with a gun should be punished for just exercising ones rights.
But how is all this gun violence possible since guns are basically banned in Chicago? Is the law failing to stop criminals from breaking it? How could that be? Doesn’t the law stop crime? Well…Actually no! If it did we would have no crime.
Of course, there are two sides to this debacle. Gun rights advocates state the obvious when they say that restricting the possession of guns only keeps guns out of the hands of people who actually ‘obey the law’, which criminals don’t.
“The gun laws in Chicago only restrict the law-abiding citizens and they’ve essentially made the citizens prey,” said Richard A. Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
Unfortunately, this sentiment is a popular notion among those who would take away the ability of people to defend themselves. The incredibly flawed logic behind the utopian idea of no guns no crime is obviously ludicrous.
Robotic gun control advocates are saying that since this approach has miserably failed, if we just apply it to the entire nation, (more of the same) then it would somehow magically work.
But the robots are wrong my friend.
Of course, a society without guns sounds fantastic and in a perfect utopian world, it would be nice not to need a gun. However, you and I do not live in utopia.
As John Locke stated, self-defense is the first law of nature. Each person owns his or her own life and no other person has a right to take that life. Those who would attempt to stop you from defending yourself, are attacking the very right from which all other rights are derived, protection of one’s own life.
What advocates of gun control really mean when they say they want to ban guns is that they only want the government to have guns. After all, who would enforce the ban on guns, and how would it be enforced — without guns?
Instead of attacking the hundred and fifty million people in America who legally own guns and who don’t go around shooting children, we should look at the reason that causes people to kill one another. The real deterrent against criminals with guns is a law abiding citizen with a gun. When the criminals learn that if they use a gun in the commission of a crime, they should be prepared to die, that’s a deterrent. A sign that says this is a GUN FREE ZONE is an invitation.
Contrary to the fear mongering, most murders are not committed by otherwise law-abiding gun owners who snap and grab the nearest gun. Studies show that the majority of murders committed are by those who already have a criminal record, in other words, criminals.
THE BOTTOM LINE: So stricter gun laws or especially bans only ensure that only criminals will have the guns, as in Chicago. Not to mention the fact that a criminal government will also have guns. The only people left without any protection at all are the majority of people like you and me. This misinformation of ‘less guns,’ ‘less crime’, will only lead to less freedom and more tyranny.
Thanks for listening my friend. Now go do the right thing, pray and fight for truth and freedom. If you would like to write me direct with a question or a comment you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- de Andréa
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