Saturday, December 29

Jesse Jackson: "Chicago has no gun culture"

Jesse Jackson (sr.) was recently interviewed on CNN about the record number of gun deaths in Chicago this year (500 homicides, 87% by gun).

Chicago is tied for having the strictest anti-gun laws in the nation.  So if strict gun-limiting laws work--that is, using liberal logic--you'd think Chicago would have a lower rate of gun deaths. Since this isn't the case, the interviewer asked Jackson what made him think that even stricter gun laws would make things better.

Jackson's answer was classic lib:  Dodge, bob, weave, deflect, try to change the subject. But in trying to do this he uttered some pearls of liberal logic over the air, such as: Unlike Newtown, CT, "Chicago has no gun culture."

"No gun culture"?  In Chicago, the city that was home to Al Capone, Frank Nitti, the Valentine's Day massacre and a gazillion mob hits?

Jackson explained his statement: “It’s not gun violence. It’s also poverty and lack of education and lack of dreams, where people think killing is the only way out,” he concluded.

Ah, okay, now I got it:  It's not guns causing the violence, but rather thugs shooting other thugs because they simply have no other choice, since "killing is the only way out." 

That's certainly a good narrative.  Not sure whether it trumps the standard Left-wing trope of "guns just get up on their own and kill people" but it's worth pushing.  Anything to shake the federal money tree for yet another few million.

Seems to me that claiming thugs kill because they think "killing is the only way out" is almost like saying they're all just victims of a heartless system.

But hey, let Chicago try even stricter gun laws and see if that stops the tidal wave of murders there.

I'm pretty sure it won't have any positive result. But it'd make liberals feel so good about themselves.


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