Jumping the ‘gun’….
I apologize for the gallows humor in the title when writing about a subject a serious as firearms violence but considering the absurdity of the solutions put forward by community leaders and politicians my ‘jumping the gun’ title is tame.
With the dawn of a new year just ahead and before we have our first mass shooting in 2017 I thought I would reiterate the common sense fact that crazy people and criminals ‘do not obey any laws’. It is obvious that politicians do not understand this simple fact or else why would they continuously call for more and stricter gun laws immediately after any incidents involving assaults with firearms.
A prime example of this idiocy is the city of Chicago, where we have the strictest gun control laws in the nation, yet the cities murder rate is now more than NYC and LA combined, and just over the Christmas weekend eleven men were killed and 37 were wounded. With a total of 4,252 shooting victims so far in 2016 Chicago does not need more gun laws it needs stricter gun law enforcement.
Yet you can mark my words
there will soon be headlines after the next shootings
where some politician
is calling for new gun laws to protect his citizens.
Maybe with a new Attorney general
it will be time to cut the political correctness crap
and institute more stop and frisk searches..