When it’s politically expedient, liberal progressives will use any gun violence to further their anti-gun agenda. However, when it’s in their backyard, the cradle of their gun control efforts, they are amazingly silent. Liberals talk about how all the illegal immigrants are escaping the violence of their countries, but is it possible to escape from the city of Chicago?
Based on what happened there this past weekend, people may sure want to.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, by 7 a.m. Monday, 11 people had been killed and at least 60 others wounded in holiday weekend shootings across the city since Thursday night. Two more were shot dead by police.
Nearly all of those killed were black or Hispanic men age 35 or younger. Two —Shaquille Ross, 18, and Kezon Lamb, 19 — were teenagers. One was a woman.
“According to ABC News station WLS-TV in Chicago there were also three police-involved shootings on July 4th alone. They city has been actively combating gang and shooting violence in recent years after a bloody year in 2012, when it was the only city in the nation to record more than 500 homicides.”Yes, Chicago, the home of Saul Alinsky, Barack Hussein Obama, Bill Ayers, Tony Reszko, Valerie Jarrett, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson Sr., Hillary Clinton, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. So why no statement of condemnation from these illustrious progressive socialists? Perhaps they just don’t care — after all this is occurring in the black neighborhoods — the hapless playground of liberal progressives. ABC News says, “to bring down the high murder rate, police have been dispatched by the hundreds in dangerous neighborhoods, and government officials have worked with community leaders to try to combat violence.”
“The strategy appeared to be working, with the number of homicides falling to 415 in 2013 from more than 500 the year before. However the murder rate was still higher than many other U.S. cities. By comparison New York City, which is more than triple the size in population recorded less than 350 murders in 2013.”
But shootings overall are on the rise, with the total in Chicago this year up to 1,129 so far. According to the Chicago Tribune, there were 2,185 shooting victims in the city last year.
So where are the speeches from Obama, a Chicago native, about gang related gun violence? I guess it is just not as important as flooding the country with illegal immigrants.
Where is his pen and phone on this subject? This clearly isn’t about gun control because criminals sure seem capable of getting guns — to the danger of honest, law-abiding citizens.
I can tell you for certain, if I were president and there was an outbreak of gang-related gun violence in my hometown of Atlanta, you can bet I’d be there – and not talking about more government funding or blaming others. I’d go into those affected neighborhoods and stand eye-to-eye with gang leaders and let them know in no uncertain terms I will do everything to crush them.
Then I’d work with church, community, and business leaders to restore the communities to afford better opportunities. That has nothing to do with being a black president – it has to do with being a leader.
Which we certainly don’t have right now.