Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chicago's Tough Gun Laws

I wish I had a nickel for all the times the pro-gun voices made sarcastic remarks about how the gun control laws in Chicago do not work.
This article, which outlines some increased sanctions for gun crimes, had this to say about Police Supt. Jody Weis' efforts to curtail New Year's Eve incidents.

Weis is intent on ensuring no new additions to Chicago’s homicide total — 431 as of Dec. 27 — which is on track to make 2010 the least murderous year in 45 years.
Do the pro-gun folks just say anything they want and keep repeating it till it sounds true? The fact is gun control works and more gun control works better.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. By the way, do we know if Weis was including "indoor homicides" in that total?

    I ask, because earlier this year, when the high murder rate was embarrassing him, he proposed making "indoor homicides" a separate category:

    He's creating a new category of "indoor" homicides — and downplaying what police can do about them..

    Not only is Weis making the distinction between indoor and outdoor homicides. He has asked the Chicago Police Department to keep those statistics in separate categories.

    You gun ban lobbyists are hilarious, and so darn cute when you try to win an argument.

  2. Zorro:

    I ask, because earlier this year . . .

    Oops--I meant earlier last year, of course.


  3. Wow, only 431 murders. Yay gun control, how well it works so.

    My town has zero murders and zero gun control. I like that better.

  4. FWM, Thanks for that little tidbit about your little town. You're not seriously suggesting we compare it to Chicago, are you?