Congratulations to politicians in Chicago who have worked hard to keep the population there as disarmed and defenseless as possible against the savage violent crimes plaguing that city.
Gun ownership has proven benefits to those who choose to exercise their right to own firearms. Guns are a proven equalizer against criminal attack.
In Chicago, though, criminals know their victims are almost assuredly unable to put forth any meaningful resistance to violent attack.
Yesterday, Chicago marked a deadly milestone.
The 435th homicide victim was reported.
Why is that significant?
There were 435 homicides in all of 2011.
And we have over two months remaining in the year.
435th Homicide Equals Total For All Of Last Year
CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and killed inside a home late Sunday on the South Side, marking the city’s 435th homicide of the year — equaling the total last year.
Bariffe Fitz, 68, was found shot in the chest about 11 p.m. inside a residence in the 9400 block of South La Salle Street.
“It’s a disappointing milestone,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said on the CBS 2 Morning News. “You can’t manage this and you can’t talk about murder in a positive fashion.”