Here’s a fun thought experiment – which piece of news do you think they find more upsetting at Chicago City Hall this week? Is it that a Cook County judge ruled that residents have a right to carry a concealed weapon or that the Windy City is now officially the murder capital of America? “The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012, surpassing even New York — despite the fact that the Second City has only one third as many residents as the Big Apple. In new crime statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up sharply from the 431 recorded in 2011. New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011.” . . .
Despite the bad PR the new title will bring, we’re guessing the lack of control over their populace that the new judicial finding presents is what’s really keeping Mayor Rahm and Top Cop Garry McCarthy up at night. But as long as the shooting and wilding happen away from the Magnificent Mile and don’t spook the tourists, commuters or business owners too much, it can be managed. Where murder is concerned, the powers that be in the Windy City take the same approach as Don Zaluchi does with drugs in ‘The Godfather’: “keep the traffic in the dark people, the coloreds. They’re animals anyway, so let them lose their souls.”
Sure, it can be inconvenient when someone in the local media gets up the gumption to ask about the situation every once in a while, but there are ways to finesse it. ‘Harrumph! Crime is down this year! What we really need to do is keep rousting the locals and quash all this Second Amendment talk. Remember, we’re the only ones who see this problem clearly!’
So here’s hoping Chicago’s city fathers wear their new title proudly. They’ve certainly earned it.
Gun control isn’t about the GUN its about CONTROL. The top 2 have the strictest gun ownership restrictions. Criminals don’t obey the laws and this jeopardizes the law abiding citizens. While the very people who want stricter laws have armed body guards and or they themselves are armed. Ever met an honest POLITICIAN?
They don’t have much control in Chicago either. And no, I have never meet an honest politician. Especially in Chicago.
Never met Ron Paul (I guess he’s an ex-politician now)? I never have, but I regard him as honest, sometimes painfully so.
What was the previous murder capital?
I thought it was New Orleans?
Woohoo! In your face New York!
Like you said, as long as it stays where it’s at and majority of the deceased are gang bangers, no one really cares especially Tiny Dancer and the Streetlight Assassin.
Chicago’s number 1! Guess which finger I’m holding up for the number 1.
The Democrats have to have another wave of immigrants, or stricter gun control. They are losing their core voters faster than they can reproduce. And they are really trying to replenish the Democratic voter roles as fast as they can.
Chicago is mostly gangbangers killing other bangers. I doubt gangbangers vote much.
Actually, the gangs are key to our city politics and get out the vote efforts. Yeah, it’s a hellhole.
Is that why Colorado went blue?
More people died last month in Chicago than the WNY shooting.
Think about that. And they think they have control over the situation.
I nearly had a heart attack at reading the title.
Then I realized what website I was on, and who wrote the article.
Yeah, this ain’t ESPN and the Cubs will never be #1.
I was having a discussion with an anti-gun citizen today, who happens to be from Illinois. I pointed this out to him and he, get this, RESPECTFULLY stood down.
Holy sh!t a reply button on mobile!!! Thanks for the fix guys!
By the way I like the reply system on mobile now. Its nice to see who is replying to who in long conversations.
We try. Thanks for your patience.
Be sure to see the Face of Murder for nearby Aurora at Guns Save Life.com. Aurora, 40 miles west of Chicago, is Illinois’ second-largest city and it has none of Chicago’s gun control when it comes to handguns.
And they had zero homicides last year. Not a single one.
I made a copy-cat graphic to illustrate the difference.
Gun Control only increases violent crime, every time it’s tried.
I seem to recall, however, that Aurora has an AW ban….And it is kind of hard to call a suburban bedroom community a “city.” Used to be a nice town, once upon a time, but then the crowds ruined everything.
You sound like you kind of know the area and should therefore know that Aurora is no bedroom community. I went to high school there and that town can be flat out rough. West Aurora is a nice place. East … I’d almost rather be on the west side of Chicago.
Home of Wayne and Garth! PARTY ON!!
The reason Aurora Had no murders last year is because Aurora is controlled by (I believe) three street gangs and not the 40 fractions in Chicago. For the last 3 or 4 years these gangs have had a Business Cooperation Pact to keep the peace. Break the pact and you own gang will remove you from the living. There is even “Safe Passage” clauses in the pact to allow members of one gang to move freely through the areas controlled by another gang. Just don’t break any clause of the pact. Sounds like the liquor distributor laws in Illinois. The gangs are learning and getting more powerful.
Shitcago murder capital of the U.S., move along nothing to see here.
The rest of IL would do well just to break away and leave Cook County (Shitcago) all on its own.
dude. we DID IT!!! w00 h000
this place i live in, is so … the example of what not to do. and yet, we keep doing it. and they do not care 🙁
Go watch’Gangland’ on Spike TV and you’ll get a good idea what goes on in Liberalvilles like Chicago
As a former NYer……..We are #1 we are #1!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ooooh crap We are #2………We are #2!!!!!!!
Both cities are #2 and a big pile of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Watched an interview on Telemundo yesterday with a guy that proved a very important point – in those situations ‘there is no 911″ meaning the cops will not be there in time to help you. Watch his demo http://youtu.be/caA5gjfg0aE
10 people shot on basket ball court tonight.
Both teams, huh?
Haha that almost got me in tears William
So here’s hoping Chicago’s city fathers wear their new title proudly. They’ve certainly earned it. But the law abiding disarmed citizens are the ones paying for it with their lives.
Well, number of murders is more easily quantified than who has the best pizza.
To every metropolis, fame for what it does best.
How many of the latest 13 are going to add to the total?
Well for one thing the top cop doesn’t have any trouble sleeping due to the fact that he is in the bottle like a fish is in water.So he probably sleeps like a baby.As for the shootings and killings in Chi-town,ts time to hunt down the gang bangers and give them their own medicine,I bet there is a lot of folks that would take an offer like this up!It is time to do something,the good folks in Chicago I’m sure are tired of having to look over their shoulders all the time,not be able to enjoy a night out because the streets become a battlefield,and families grieving over losing loved ones.Then there are the mothers of these Gangsters that say “I don’t know what happened to him he was such a good kid”,BS,most of these mothers have child after child and are on the public payout doll,from cradle to grave,and most of them don’t really raise their child like they should be,plus the fact they are unwed,and in a lot of cases don’t even know who the child’s daddy is!There are a lot of good people in Chicago but they are scared for their lives day in day out!Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.
Just remember that the “Windy City” didn’t get its name due to gusting lake breezes, but from the political blowhards.
I’d be curious to know how many of those nice photos could be substituted with mug shots. Anyone care to guess on a % ?
13 wounded, including 3-year-old boy, in shooting at Chicago park
How many more people have to die before the LLEOS and lawmakers get serious about going after the criminals and those with mental health problems instead of going after the hardware?
LEOs are hogtied. Not enough good guys; too many gangbangers. And NOT happy about it.
I really don’t know where people are getting their information. Our politicians have been doing everything they can to prevent mass shootings by law abiding individuals. When will ‘gun nuts’ see that. Every single murder in Chicago was committed by law breakers, therefore gun control works. Can’t you see? Since the beginning of time, people who murder others needlessly have been criminals in the eyes of the law. Our politicians just wanted to make sure to keep it that way… Hence, more gun control. You have to admit it works. Lets investigate using real numbers.
As long as our politicians continue to pass more gun control laws, the number of mass murders committed by law abiding citizens should remain at a reasonable level of 0 per year. Since more gun control has been in effect, starting with the NFA for the following calculations, there has been zero (c = 0) incidents where law abiding citizens have used firearms to commit (c) such heinous crimes. Since the number of prevented (p) mass shootings in that period of time is also zero (p = 0), the effectiveness (e) of gun control would therefore be: e = c / (p + c) = 0/0 = infinity.
LET THE RECORD SHOW, GUN CONTROL IS INFINITELY EFFECTIVE