William Thien

More Proof Restrictive Gun Laws Probably Don’t Work, At Least in Chicago

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Anti-gun advocates like to quote statistics and make generalizations about the behavior of gun owners in order to stake their position. Gun rights advocates like to do the same. The problem is often such pseudo-scientific methods don’t tell the whole story. Reality sets in. The government would like very much to restrict firearms ownership in The United States. We hear of it with each change of leadership. The media make it an issue. Law enforcement predicts pandemonium.

Perhaps you get what is happening in Chicago when they do restrict firearms ownership, where there are the strictest gun laws in the nation? You get situations like the small war going on right here inside of our borders, right in Chicago. Just more proof restrictive guns laws don’t work, law enforcement is probably overstaffed and yet unable to address the problem and may in fact be suffering an obvious defeat in the eyes of the public and at massive, huge taxpayer expense, and there is a large cultural cross-section of society, particularly in urban areas, that has been handling their problems the way they say fit for some time now regardless of what the government says or does. The laws only really have any effect on law-abiding citizens. Kind of makes everyone else look like patsies. That, ladies and gentlemen, is bad law and as you can see, it makes this country a lawless place to a huge extent in certain circumstances. The law and enforcement of those laws are making our country a lawless place in a way.

Consider alcohol prohibition, only the criminals really profited from it. And often so did law enforcement. The rest of the population suffered. I think we have to ask ourselves, is that what is happening today with guns? I’d say the answer is fairly obvious. Just take a look at Chicago.


William Thien

Eight-two shot, fourteen dead in Chicago, IL this 4th of July weekend. Those numbers would not belie much if it were not for the fact that Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country. Read this story from The Chicago Tribune. Chicago Shootings

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