Connecticut shootings pale in comparison with Chicago
Will gun control reduce violence against school-children? We were all horrified by shootings in Connecticut that left 26 dead. We were indignant when the President of the United States used this tragedy to promote his own leftist political agenda. And we are fearful of the violence that will descend upon all of us if Pres. Obama and his friends overturn the 2nd Amendment.
Of course, the people who work hardest to take away our right of self-protection (Hollywood leftists, politicians, etc.) are the people who live in gated communities and surround themselves with armed guards. They don’t have to worry about home invasions. What do they care about common folk like us?
A few facts to consider:
- Chicago criminals, protected by some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, shot 458 school-age children in 2012, killing 62 of them (source). Another report says that 250 school-children have been killed in Chicago in 3 years (source).
- Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 people in a single 2011 incident in Norway, which has very restrictive gun laws. Nobody present was able to shoot back.
- When selecting the target for his shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado, gunman James Holmes selected the Cinemark theatre complex because it was the only one that banned guns. Nobody present was able to shoot back (source). One nearby theatre boasted “Colorado’s largest auditorium,” certainly a draw for a crazy man trying to kill as many people as he could, but they allowed permitted concealed handguns.
- People in Russia can tell you what gun control has done to them. They say “Never give up your guns.“
Never give up your guns.
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