Obama Cries for Newtown Children, Doesn’t Mention Chicago
While President Obama and Vice President Biden try to figure out how to prevent massacres like the one in Newtown Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 children and adults, the slaughter that has been taking place in Chicago over the duration of Obama’s first term goes largely unnoticed and unmentioned by the White House.
In 2012, a total of 516 people were murdered in Chicago, most of which occurred in the city’s notoriously dangerous West and South Sides. Last year’s deadliest month was August, in which 57 people were murdered in the Windy City, many at the end of a gun barrel.
But after four years of widely ignoring the massacre in Chicago, the American media have finally began to acknowledge what the rest of America has known for the duration of Obama’s first term. Chicago is a huge embarrassment for Obama.
Why is it an embarrassment to President Obama? Because the “gun control” he and Vice President Joe Biden are clamoring for nationally is already in place in Chicago.
Its hard to justify regulating the gun industry when your home town is already heavily regulated and also the murder capital of the country. It completely contradicts the purpose stated by the administration.
Gun control policies don’t work because they disarm citizens while keeping criminals in possession of guns. Chicago’s strict policies have effectively given lawbreakers a monopoly on weapons in many parts of the city that the Chicago Police Department cannot or will not police effectively.
Even NPR or National Public Radio acknowledges this. On Monday, Morning Edition explored crime rates in Chicago and how the murder rate went up in 2012. That was against national trends and even against Chicago’s long-range decline in crime. We discussed police focus on “hot spots,” and the dissolution of gangs. But listeners asked: What about gun bans?
Yet the media keeps sweeping it under the rug and putting their heads in the sand as to not anger the Messiah, er . . Obama.
You have a sitting president looking to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens when his home town is under siege from criminals, who are the only people what guns because “gun control” has taken the guns away from law abiding citizens.
Embarrassing indeed. JD