This is where racism leads. Father Pfleger of Chicago and other civilian disarmament advocates have filed a lawsuit against three municipalities outside of Chicago. In essence, the lawsuit says that black people cannot stop themselves from murdering and stealing, so people outside of Chicago have to keep strict controls on the sale of guns. It claims that lack of strict gun controls has a disproportionate affect on black people . . .
Plaintiff Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities and the individual plaintiffs Reverend Robin Hood, Father Michael Pfleger, Louvenia Hood, Annette Nance-Holt and Pamela Montgomery-Bosley, who are members of the Coalition and residents of the Chicago neighborhoods most afflicted by illegal gun use bring this action under the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 (ICRA) against the defendant local governments for allowing gun shops in their respective jurisdictions to sell guns in a manner that disproportionately jeopardizes the lives of African Americans, causes mental anguish and distress and diminishes the value of their homes and other property.
All of the bad things that are mentioned – lives jeopardised, mental anguish and distress, and diminished property values – come about because of black people committing crimes against other black people in Chicago. There is virtually no white-on-black crime in the Windy City’s black neighborhoods.
If the crime in areas surrounding Chicago were as great, there would be no disproportionate effect. But the lawsuit acknowledges that in areas where guns are more easily obtained than in Chicago, the crime rate is much lower.
It would make more sense to sue the city of Chicago for having strict controls on guns that prevent blacks from availing themselves of their second amendment right and defending themselves. Gun control has a long racist history of disproportionately disarming black people. But the lawsuit claims, in essence, that blacks cannot be trusted with guns.
There’s only one problem with this approach. Black themselves are concluding that the way to protect themselves from criminals and predators in their own neighborhoods is by arming themselves. Legally. As a sun-time.com article just highlighted, are among those in Illinois with the highest numbers of concealed carry permits issued.
Police Chief James Craig of Detroit is taking the opposite tack. He encourages black people to be armed and to defend themselves. Detroit’s crime rate is falling. So we may get to see these two approaches play out in real time. Chicago’s elite, including Father Pfleger, believe that the best way to protect people is to disarm them. Police Chief Craig of Detroit thinks the best way to protect them is to empower them to protect themselves.