Chicago’s short, short Mayor, Rahm Emanuel is like a one trick pony when it comes to violent crime. His answer every time: “more gun control!” Almost like a trained parrot. Or a tiny ballerina.
Nevermind that it’s his inner-city Obama voters that are committing the murders, and by and large bearing the brunt of those homicides.
By the way: How violent is it in Chicago? Let’s put it this way, America had less fatalities among its combat troops in Afghanistan than Chicago had homicides in 2012.
More Murders in Chicago in 2012 Than Allied Losses in Afghanistan
Allied losses in Afghanistan last year were 405. Meanwhile, Chicago had 532 homicides last year.
A police officer leaves Noah Foods December 28, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Nathaniel Jackson, believed to be the 500th murder victim of the year in Chicago, was shot in the head and killed outside the store on December 27. (NY Daily News)
h/t Gateway Pundit.
So, what’s Rahm’s answer?
Emanuel, Preckwinkle team up on tougher gun rules, sentences
(Sun-Times) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to broaden the requirement for reporting the loss, theft, sale or transfer of firearms to all gun owners in all of Cook County and double the jail time for an array of gun violations to stop the bloodbath on Chicago streets.
The latest in a string of Chicago-only gun control ordinances — and companion legislation that would impose a first-ever reporting requirement in Cook County — was hastily drawn after an assault weapons ban stalled during the lame-duck session of the Illinois General Assembly.
Remember, Chicago loves their gun control laws. All those restrictive laws keep them really safe and all that. After all, they had 532 homicides in 2012.
Contrast that with Illinois’ second largest city, Aurora, just 20 miles west of Chicago. Aurora has none of Chicago’s onerous gun rules and regulations.
Wanna guess how many homicides they had in 2012?
Zero. Check out their website!
Aurora’s Crime Fighting Results In 0 Murders In 2012
For the first time in six decades, Aurora did not record a single murder during the 2012 calendar year, marking another major milestone in the city’s efforts to reduce crime.
“This accomplishment demonstrates again that Aurora is among the safest large and diverse communities across the nation,” Mayor Tom Weisner said. “The combination of a world-class police force working with community groups, city leaders, and law enforcement agencies has resulted in reducing crime to record-lows.”
This isn’t rocket science folks.
Yet Rahm, the “Godfather”, and Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board Chairman, and their merry band of leftist Chicago Democrats can’t figure it out.
Here are a few of them, posing together.
Meanwhile, Chicago’s off to a remarkable start for 2013.
22 homicides in the first two weeks. And the weather hasn’t exactly been hot and humid, either.