Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Do Gun Laws Work?

What a dumb question! No, they DON'T. It was illustrated yet again during the July 4th weekend in Chicago, which has some of the TIGHTEST gun laws in the nation. So tight, in fact, that the Supreme Court threw at least one of them out as unconstitutional. Even so, 40 people were wounded by gun violence, and 7 were KILLED, including one little boy (7 YO). Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy said, “We need to repair a broken system.” It isn't going to be “repaired” with the kind of laws they've been making. The 7 YO, Amari Brown, was an unintended victim of a bullet meant for his father, who is a “ranking gang member” who rightfully SHOULD have been in jail. The father has been arrested 45 times, has a lengthy criminal record, and thus shouldn't even be out of jail. And therein lies the problem. 45 arrests and a long criminal record, and still free as a bird. Doesn't that tell you something? Sounds like kind of a weak enforcement, to me. Of laws not connected to gun carrying. (Town Hall)

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