posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 08:34 PM
Yep!! Another gun thread! If anything in this thread resonates with even one person it will have been worthwhile. The lunacy of the current
administration's agenda and their lack of logic on this issue needs to be exposed until everyone gets it!
It’s getting easier to get away with shooting people in Chicago.
Last year, gunmen who shot and wounded someone got away without criminal charges 94 percent of the time, according to a DNAinfo.com Chicago analysis
of police data.
That’s even worse than 2011, when 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges, according to the data.
Why would a state with some of the strictest gun laws in the country have one of the absolute highest violent crime rates and one of the most abysmal
gun crime prosecution rates? Chicago is the adopted home of Barack Obama. Surely Obama would have some influence in Chicago especially since Rahm
Emanuel, the 55th Mayor of Chicago and his former Chief of Staff, is calling the shots!! After all, Obama was an Illinois Senator!! Why then are these
guns laws not working and the prosecution rate so low in a place he has so much influence over? The city is calling for action from Obama!
Just days after an honor student who performed at Obama’s inauguration was killed, many Chicago teens have asked the president to visit the
city and recognize its high rate of gun violence.
“We have seen President Obama rightly and appropriately go to Newtown. We have watched him rightly go to Aurora to comfort those families,”
Cohen said. “Coming to Chicago, coming to the south and west side of Chicago, signals to the country that the loss of the families in Chicago is
just as important to us as a nation as the loss of young people in suburban areas.”
As many have pointed out during this gun debate, US has a PEOPLE PROBLEM rather than a gun problem, and Obama’s home town is a shining example. Even
Chicago's "Top Cop" recognizes it.
Chicago’s top cop said the “no-snitch” code of silence on the street is the biggest contributor in his department’s struggle to charge
In 2012, Chicago police cleared 211 aggravated battery with a firearm cases — 11 percent of the 1,893 incidents where someone was shot and
wounded during the calendar year.
But of those cases, only 111 shootings — about 6 percent — resulted in charges. The other 100 cases were "cleared exceptionally,” which means
police know who the shooter is but were unable to bring charges, the state’s attorney wouldn’t bring charges, a victim refused to testify after
identifying a shooter or the offender was dead.
So now that we can CLEARLY see that gun violence in Chicago is a cultural issue, why do many still believe Obama and the federal government when they
say we have a gun problem? State Senator Obama didn’t think it was important to be firm against gun offenders back in 99’ when he didn’t even
bother to show up and vote on a measure that would require adult prosecution for school shooters.
In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a
That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year.
The gun violence in Chicago was at record highs in 2012. Chicago’s top cop explained why the number of prosecutions is low, yet Obama’s remedy is
to push MORE GUN CONTROL? Why would we push for more gun control when Chicago, with some of the strictest gun laws in the country, is experiencing the
biggest upsurge in crime in recorded history?? Nothing is being done about the culture in Chicago that values "not being a snitch" more that life!
What is being done to change hearts and minds?
Despite having some of the strictest gun laws in the country, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans on restricting gun ownership further by banning
individuals with a violent misdemeanor conviction from getting a gun permit for five years. The mayor also hopes to ban convicted felons from ever
owning a gun.
Emanuel's intentions are no doubt well intentioned, but like many cities with strict gun laws, the disarming of law-abiding citizens doesn't remove
guns from the hands of those who wish to do harm. On the contrary, it often leaves innocent victims vulnerable to criminals.
Total homicides in Chicago rose to 480 for the first eleven months of 2012; a 21 percent increase from last year.
Something smells funny here, people! If you can’t sniff out the agenda in this case then you probably don’t belong on ATS.
The facts overwhelmingly point blame on cultural issues for the gun violence in America yet the gun-grab is foremost on their agenda. Someone please
edit on 7-2-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)