Another weekend has come and gone in the Windy City, so you know what that means? Yep, a boatload of people got shot in a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the county. Chicago is proof of why gun rights advocates look so scornfully upon gun control advocates. Chicago epitomizes the failures of gun control.
However, I have to give credit where credit is due; Mayor Emanuel said, “There are values. There are too many guns on the street, too many people with criminal records on the street, and there is a shortage of values about what is right and what is wrong.” [Emphasis mine.]
He is completely right about it being a values problem. I, and an overwhelming majority of gun rights advocates, could not agree with you more, Mr. Mayor; it is a values problem. Sadly, you are unwilling to make a distinction between the valueless monsters that roam your streets, and the millions of gun owners that you and your gun control cronies love to chastise.
In the sheep, sheepdog, and wolf metaphor, these valueless people are wolves. They are preying on the sheep and even other wolves (when they can). There are no more sheepdogs because of your failed gun control policies. The wolves run amok in your city.
Mayor Emanuel, I agree that there is a values problem. I believe you could empower the sheepdogs of Chicago. But, sadly, it is also the values of people like you that are standing in the way of change. Gun control advocates, like yourself, stand on the graves of gun violence victims when they call for more gun control laws that would have done nothing to prevent the deaths they are addressing.
You are a corrupt mayor whose own police force believes you do not have their best interest at heart, just your own political well-being. You further prove their point when you double down on more gun control as a solution to the violence. Instead of making politically risky decisions about how to solve the violence problem in your city, you again put your own political interests up front. You see no other options than more gun control, and scoring points with the gun control “progressives” you rely on by doing so. Chicago is what happens when you take away the sheepdogs, and any respectable shepherd understands how invaluable sheepdogs are to their herd.
I hope that eventually advocates of gun control such as yourself will wise up to the failures of your policies. You and your ilk have some of the victims’ blood on your hands.
This is my second time mentioning Chicago because of weekends like this past one, first one here. Over 120 people got shot across these two weekends. If this trend continues my commentary will become a regular series on the failures of gun control.