Is Chicago proof that gun laws don't work? | The Tylt
Is Chicago proof that gun laws don't work?
Gun rights advocates have said for years that gun control doesn't work because criminals don't care about laws, and Chicago's out-of-control gun violence proves it. As David Rittgers argues:
Strict gun-control policies have failed to deliver on their essential promise: that denying law-abiding citizens access to the means of self-defense will somehow make them safer....The simple, undeniable truth is that gun control does not work.
Chicago does have some of the most restrictive gun ordinances in the country. Gun shops and civilian gun ranges are banned, as are assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But more than 15,000 of the guns traced by the police in the last decade came from just outside the city limits in neighboring towns that permit gun stores.
Gun control advocates argue Chicago's laws can't make up for the easy access to guns in the rest of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. Gun violence is a national problem, not a local one that can be reduced to debates over a single city's gun laws.
I know they mean well, but even if we take every gun out of the hands of each citizen..the guns would come back in with a vengeance and this time..in criminal's hands and we are unarmed. No gun law will stop someone hell bent on destruction of themselves and others.
But others say Chicago only proves that gun laws must be universal, and it is impossible for any city to eliminate gun violence when neighboring municipalities have loose gun laws.
I lived in Chicago for six years. Their strict gun law means nothing when folks can drive a few miles and hit numerous Indiana gun stores. Ask the cops there. They will tell you that is their big problem. https://t.co/2nErSNipMm
Just for the record, black kids chicago in have been marching and speaking out passionately for years with their murder and gun epidemic going on. Last year alone 675 murders in Chicago, but Im glad people are finally listening even though is white kids from Florida!.