It’s the human toll.

Chicago is the nation’s homicide leader for 2012 and they’re doing a fine job working to retain that title for 2013.

Sounds like a great place to vacation or travel on business, right?

Yeah, we were just kidding about vacationing there.  Unless you’re looking to pay high prices to get victimized by violent crime, that is.

Chicago, in 2012, with all its strict gun control, had 532 homicides (give or take a few).

Aurora, Illinois’ second-largest city situated about 40 miles west of Chicago, without all of Chicago’s strict handgun control laws, had a very different number.

Wait, there’s no faces there!

That’s right.  Without Chicago-style gun control, Aurora had ZERO murders in 2012.

It’s not rocket science.

Gun control only increases violent crime.

We just did a piece on open carry at Starbucks.  You won’t see this in Chicago today.  You certainly wouldn’t see this in Chicago in 2012.

But perhaps if we did see this in Chicago in 2012, perhaps a goodly number of those 532 people would be with us today.

FBI: Chicago passes New York as murder capital of U.S.
(Washington Post) – The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012, surpassing even New York — despite the fact that the Second City has only one third as many residents as the Big Apple.

In new crime statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up sharply from the 431 recorded in 2011. New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011.

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  1. They just broke in to report 10. People in the back of the yards neighborhood have just been shot. I think around a basketball court.!!!! What is next????

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