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Murders Continue Climbing in the Windy City

Chicago Leadership Will Likely Blame Guns or the Ghost of “White Supremacy” for the Rising Murder Count

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AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News has been a great source for the documentation of the growing crime epidemic taking place in Chicago.

In a recent report, he revealed that from January 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 murders increased 51 percent in the Windy City compared to the same period in 2019. This is based off of data that the Chicago Sun-Times reported on.

The Times reported that “There have been 655 murders this year through Oct. 31, while the city had 431 during the same period in 2019 — a 51% increase.”

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Similarly, total shootings — lethal and non-lethal — increased by 56 percent in the aforementioned period. Hawkins noted the following:

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“At least 3,465 people were shot in Chicago through Oct. 31 this year” compared to “2,221 shooting victims during the same period” in 2019.

On Halloween weekend, 29 people were shot, with four people succumbing to gunshot weekends.

We often forget that President Donald Trump offered Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot federal support in order to stem Chicago’s crime wave. Hawkins expanded on Lightfoot’s reluctance to work with President Trump:

For example, on August 8, 2020, Breitbart News reported Lightfoot rejection of calls for federal HOPE response to the looting and violence overnight in Chicago, opting instead to push for more gun control.

Lightfoot was demanding “common sense gun control” in the face of the growing urban unrest engulfing her city. She also relied on the typical trope Chicago politicians use to deflect blame from their questionable gun control and policing measures —guns coming from out of state

In a previous piece for The Hill, it recounted Lightfoot’s appearance on CNN’s State of Union on July 26, 2020, where she declared, “We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons — that is hurting cities like Chicago.”

Hawkins brought up some interesting points that Lightfoot conveniently ignored during this interview about Chicago and Illinois’s draconian gun control policies:

She did not mention that between state and local ordinances, Chicago has licensing of gun owners via state required FOID cards, an “assault weapons” ban via a Cook County ordinance, a 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases via state law, and a red flag law, which is statewide as well. Yet murders are still 51 percent higher than they were in 2019.

There are clear divides between various cities and states across the country. President Donald Trump should highlight how a vote for Democrats ensures Chicago-style politics becoming the norm at the national level. And as a result, the country will spiral into dysfunction and social chaos.

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POLL: Less than Half of Americans Want Tougher Gun Control Laws

D.C. gun grabbers should be careful because they might awaken a sleeping giant.

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According to a new Gallup Poll, Americans are not as keen on passing gun control as the corporate media would have many believe. 

Gallup surveyed 1023 American adults on how satisfied they were with the current gun laws. The pollster found that 56% of Americans felt dissatisfied with the existing gun laws, while 42% approved of the current measures.

Of those unsatisfied with current gun policy, 41% desire stricter gun control policies, while 8% want fewer restrictions. Only 7% want the existing laws to stay in place. Public opinion towards passing gun control has witnessed a notable decline over the last two years. Back in 2018, for example, only 46% of Americans wanted to pass more gun control.

Lone Star Gun Rights astutely observed the way Gallup used a misleading title to confuse would be readers:

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Unsurprisingly, Gallup uses a cryptic title, “Americans Remain Largely Dissatisfied With U.S. Gun Laws” to imply that more Americans want more gun control. The mainstream media and gun control activists will pick on this survey headline and exploit the survey in marketing gun control.

“Given that dissatisfaction with gun laws is primarily seen among Democrats, it follows that people who are dissatisfied prefer stricter rather than more lenient laws,” the authors of the report assert.

With regards to partisan support of current gun laws, 69% of Republicans expressed their satisfaction with existing law. By contrast, only 22% of Democrats held similar views. Democrats have become increasingly anti-gun over time. In 2012, 40% of Democrats were in favor of the current firearms policy framework. 

President Joe Biden, a long-time proponent of federal gun control measures, recently met up with civilian disarmament groups such as Moms Demand Action per a report by BLP.

Democrats will try to sneak gun control in, but with the right amount of pressure on Democrats in swing states, any effort by the Biden administration will likely implode.

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