Those calling for more restrictions on gun ownership in the United States need only compare Chicago to Afghanistan for proof that so-called “gun control” laws don’t make Americans safer.
According to a WBEZ.org report published Dec. 28, officials with the Chicago Police Department confirmed that Chicago had reached the 500-murders milestone with three days remaining in the calendar year. Conversely, http://icasualties.org reported 309 American deaths in Afghanistan with two days to go in 2012.
Should we expect residents of Chicago, home to some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, to be moving to Afghanistan soon? Of course not! Thanks to the national news media’s anti-gun bias, most will never know that Chicago had 191 more killings than did the entire nation of Afghanistan.
SEE ALSO: I shared a similar report three and a half years ago.
UPDATE 12/30/2012 at 6:42 p.m. Central: More evidence of anti-gun bias seen in national news media’s failure to report on another Aurora, Colo.-style theater shooting that was thwarted by a good guy with a gun.
UPDATE 1/01/2013 AT 5:42 p.m. Central: According to another source, Chicago tallied 532 murders during 2012.
Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice, a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, The CLAPPER MEMO, is coming soon.