It is the duty of the media to condition the gullible to accept what liberalism is doing to our country. Here’s how the flagship publication of the left-wing ruling class (the NY Slimes) explains why Chicago is a national leader in both repressive gun laws and gun violence:
Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.
And yet Chicago, a city with no civilian gun ranges and bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence that contributed to more than 500 homicides last year and at least 40 killings already in 2013, including a fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl [last] Tuesday.
Is it because law-abiding citizens aren’t allowed to defend themselves? Nah.
Chicago’s experience reveals the complications inherent in carrying out local gun laws around the nation. Less restrictive laws in neighboring communities and states not only make guns easy to obtain nearby, but layers of differing laws — local and state — make it difficult to police violations. And though many describe the local and state gun laws here as relatively stringent, penalties for violating them — from jail time to fines — have not proven as severe as they are in some other places, reducing the incentive to comply. …
“Chicago is not an island,” said David Spielfogel, senior adviser to [Mayor Rahm "Dead Fish"] Emanuel. “We’re only as strong as the weakest gun law in surrounding states.”
That is, it’s the rest of the country’s fault, for still honoring the Constitution. If we turn the whole country into Chicago, the rotting pustule of a city that produced Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and Barack Obama won’t resemble the innermost circle of hell anymore.
Any liberal who can regurgitate this nonsense with a straight face gets extra brownie points for political obedience.
On a tip from Ghost of FA Hayek.