Kentucky Senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul isn’t buying Chicago Mayor Emanuel’s and Police Superintendent McCarthy’s attempt to blame gun control laws for Chicago’s mounting gun-related death and serious injury toll. Paul ascribed the Windy City’s firearms “epidemic” – nine dead and 45 injured over the weekend – on a “thuggishness that’s out of control that no longer knows right from wrong.” Writing for the Chicago Tribune . . .
Mary Schmich digs into the paper’s archives to prove that the gun-related killing and wounding is nothing new, and then points a metaphorical accusatory finger at, well, everything: “It’s the guns. It’s the gangs. It’s the parents. It’s poverty. It’s a lack of jobs. It’s culture and family structure and prison policy.” Nothing to do with the Democratic machine or laws that keep law-abiding residents from defending themselves against ballistic predation, then.
Same as it ever was – only now The Land of Lincoln has concealed carry. I wonder if it will have any effect . . .