The sheer insanity of Chicago, Illinois’ failed handgun ban is coming to a head in 2018, as the Windy City’s bereaved find themselves dodging hailstorms of gun fire while laying their loved ones to rest.
In 1982, Chicago did a very, very stupid thing. The Windy City’s democratic lawmakers decided that they alone would stand up to the centuries-old Second Amendment in the United States, even though they themselves had no historical reference to the need for such a right. (This is due to the fact that even the most cantankerous of these progressive politicians had never lived through a tyrannical government gun grab before).
Chicago’s lawmakers pressed on, however, as if they couldn’t possibly do any wrong by reversing the most important piece of American liberty every created, and the city was soon under the totalitarian democratic regime’s handgun ban.
Much like a “gun free zone” on steroids, Chi-town soon ushered itself into the depravity of third world nation, where only criminals had weapons, and those Windy City residents who abided by the law were being ruthlessly targeted, robbed, and killed by the ultra-powerful and armed ne’er do wells in their midst.
Despite nearly immediate evidence of the ban’s failure, Chicago persisted through 32 years of the nonsense before finally repealing the failed legislation in 2014.
Four years may feel like an eternity to some, but for Chicago residents, there has been little reprieve from the largely gang-related violence created by the former ban.
Things have gotten so out of hand that Chicago is now suffering from an epidemic of shootings at funerals so terrifying that police have described it as “out of control”.
“Shootings at the funerals of Chicago-area gang members have surged to the point that police now say they are ‘out of control.’
“The gang shootings have led at least one cemetery to hire off-duty police to work security.
“Fox 32 reports Hillside Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek’s observation that gang members view funerals as a place where they can do what they want. He said, ‘It’s getting out of control, it really is. The gangs just think that it’s a safe haven for them and they do whatever they want to do.’
“Funeral director John McCall says he worried about the safety of those who work at funeral services. He said, ‘It is dramatic for the families and very dramatic even for the funeral directors, the violence that’s going on and all the things that’s happening.’”
This horrific reality simply cannot be attributed to anything other than Chicago’s descent into lawlessness that could only have occurred in the bubble of strict gun control.
While the Windy City may never fully recover from this 32 year debacle, we are fortunate that the violence in Chicago can act as a lesson for future American politicians who look to alter, neuter, or tamper with the Second Amendment.