Gun control for thee but not for me

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The year of 2021 ended as one of the most violent on record in Chicago, as a rise in the number of shootings left more people dead than in any single year in a quarter century, according to statistics released by the police department on Saturday.

According to the department, 2021 ended with 797 homicides. That is 25 more than were recorded 2020, 299 more than in 2019 and the most since 1996. And there were 3,561 shooting incidents in 2021, which is just over 300 more than were recorded in 2020 and a staggering 1,415 more shooting incidents than were recorded in the city in 2019.

Associated Press
January 1, 2022
2021 Ends as Chicago’s Deadliest Year in a Quarter Century

3,561 shootings and 797 homicides in a single year! They don’t say how many of those were justified self-defense but regardless, that is nearly 10 shootings and over two dead each day.

Of course, the mayor thinks the solution is more gun control:

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for more federal gun control in response to the rising gun violence that has plagued her city this year.

Of course gun control is not for everyone:

Progressive Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been secretly protected by a specialist squad of more than 70 cops — one set up the same year she pushed to slash $80 million from the police budget, according to reports.

Chicago police’s previously unknown Unit 544 has 65 officers along with five sergeants and a lieutenant assigned to protect the mayor — on top of her personal bodyguard detail of about 20 officers, the Chicago Sun-Times revealed Monday, citing public records.

Gun control for private citizens and 85 armed police officers to protect her in one of the most criminally violent cities in the nation. That makes sense, if your goal is the destruction of the city.

In unrelated news Lori Lightfoot becomes the first Chicago mayor in 40 years to lose re-election.


7 thoughts on “Gun control for thee but not for me

      • I think he’s congratulating the city of Chicago for rejecting Lori Lightfoot’s re-election bid, not their homicide numbers.

        Then again, I hear the current front-runner is another Democrat who’s likely not going to be much better. So there’s that….

  1. They all know gun control doesn’t work. And they always have. Beetlejuice’s ugly kid ain’t no different.
    When you buy the ticket with your soul. You get to get on the ride. You do what your told. No matter how ignorant or observably false the proposition is.
    And lets face it. When your that ugly? It the freakshow or politics. Clown-world was a natural choice!

  2. Amazing. About 7% of all of the annual homicides in the entire USA in one city.

    • We’ve known for a long time that if you remove the nation’s 10-15 largest metropolitan areas from the numbers — “statistical outliers” isn’t an inappropriate description or justification — our homicide rates fall to at or below European levels.

      What’s amazing is that those numbers are freely available, but they still don’t see Leftist policies enacted for those large cities as a part of the problem. They’d rather blame the rural citizens’ guns.

  3. My GAF meter for Chicago is pegged at zero.

    People should realize that the leading candidate in the primary is the guy with the greatest personal responsibility for the disaster called Chicago school pensions.

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