Come Visit Chicago…You May Live Long Enough to Leave

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by: the Common Constitutionalist


Just this past weekend it was reported that an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed in Chicago by a stray bullet.

Shamiya Adams was at a sleepover Friday night. The girls were making s’mores when gunshots rang out nearby. Evidently one of the bullets entered the house, struck and killed her.

In fact, a total of 22 people were shot just that Friday night in Chicago. And just a few weeks after 60 were shot over the Fourth of July weekend. That’s 26 more than were shot over the same holiday weekend in 2013.

Virtually all the shootings have been black on black, or Latino or let’s just say, minority on minority.

Yet, when reporting on the child shooting incident, ThinkProgress felt compelled to report that “A recent study found that African Americans were 10 times more likely to be shot by police than white people.”

Huh? None of the reported shootings were by police, yet the leftist radicals at ThinkProgress can’t help themselves. They have to somehow weave the “evil cops” into their narrative.

Of course ThinkProgress will never conclude that Chicago’s “gun violence” problem has anything to do with the city’s ridiculous anti-gun laws.

There’s not a single gun shop in the city, no gun ranges and bans on scary “Assault Weapons” (whatever they are) and high-capacity magazines.

But those bans are only for the law abiding. I was going to say law-abiding “citizens”, but in Chicago, who knows how many shootings were perpetrated by non-citizens or “undocumented Democrats”.

Yet Chicago just continues down the same liberal path, passing more and more restrictions on guns. ThinkProgress believes this to be the correct path and merely blames the state of Illinois and the rest of the country for the city’s dismal record.

They claim that 43% of guns seized in Chicago were purchased elsewhere in Illinois, and the rest brought in from out-of-state.

Gee, I wonder who is bringing the thousands of guns into Chicago? No doubt, law-abiding gun owners who only come to Chicago to kill innocent blacks.

Maybe it’s the Girl Scouts. They set up a kiosk on a Chicago street and with every 10 boxes of Thin Mints you get a free Glock.

Not once does ThinkProgress mention that these weapons are brought in by gangs and traffickers and drug dealers. It’s the guns fault, and only the gun.

Meanwhile, in the city of Detroit, where police chief James Craig has encourage citizens to arm themselves, there are 37% fewer robberies, 22% fewer break-ins and 30% fewer carjackings this year so far. Reports out of Detroit are that criminals are thinking twice about committing crimes.

But this doesn’t phase Chicago Mayor Rama Emanuel and the other radicals in charge. Their solution is to throw government money at the problem – because that has proved to always fix things.

Somehow (I wonder how?) the Mayor has secured a $10 million federal grant to “Mentor” at risk children.

The 11-year-old victim was “at risk” – at risk of being murdered and most likely by an adult. How would that $10 million help her?

Anyway, the $10 million the government had lying around, will be given to the Mayor to expand his “BAM”, “Becoming a Man” project. And that’s because he cares.

See, liberals and progressives measure the amount of public money thrown at a supposed problem with the amount of caring. More money = more caring.

Of course, this program will be an abject failure, but as Rush says, “You can’t judge a liberal by results – only by how much they care”.

And how much grant money did Detroit’s Chief Craig receive? Exactly squat!

I’m sorry. There I go again – judging results.

So Come Visit Chicago. You May Live Long Enough to Leave!

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

10 comments on “Come Visit Chicago…You May Live Long Enough to Leave

  1. With liberals in charge,things always go downhill,but somehow they don’t see it. Illogical.

  2. Makes me laugh $4o million Federal grant for mentoring at risk children. You can’t mentor when bullets are flying. Just the time to talk. Chicago ought to do what Detroit has done, Encourage law abiding citizens to have guns, no harm, no fowl, no crime. As it currently is in are always at risk, because of their stupid policies.

  3. I was born and raised in Detroit. It was not the best place to live.
    I use to go to my wifes place of employment to do guard duty for
    her,not payed too. I tried to get a CCW and they tried to convince me not to apply. When I did I was denied. I am now 77 years old
    78 this October and never arressted or in trouble. Now they have a
    shall issue law in Michigan. I live in California now,keep it.I got one
    here. Detroit is in bad shape because of the White Flight of the 60ts
    and 70ts. Trucks leaving displayed signs on the back of U-Hauls,
    Last One Out,Turn Off The Lights. Guess why we left?

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  6. We see in Chicago the same system that drove Detroit into bankruptcy. Because Chicago had a larger economic base and the tourist attraction that kept the protection located in the central core of the city. While Detroit had many top hotels and business centers the attraction of little else was minimal and sporadic usually centering around holidays. The attractions came too little too late with the casinos that were fought over who would run them instead of how they could help the city recover. Detroit was left to the black and the poor who couldn’t leave. The last black mayor tried to recover but because he was black he was forced by the black organizations that would jump on him every time he acted white. The one before him literally raped the city. I see the same happening with Chicago and Illinois. They have I think the record for states with convicted officials. This is typical with government, corruption and rot starts from the top.

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