Tammy Bruce: If Guns Are So Readily Available Everywhere Else, Why Is It That Chicago Is A Bloodbath?

She has a great point

And her article

Why is the desolation and violence in America’s inner cities only getting worse? That question takes on an even more urgent implication considering the Democrats have been in charge of those cities for generations.

Now, during a time of pandemic and general Democratic Party panic during an election year in which it’s becoming more and more apparent, the instinct of the incompetent and corrupt politicians running these cities cannot take any responsibility for their failure and destruction caused by their policies.

The blame game has taken on an entirely new art with Democrats in charge of the disasters unfolding in front of us.

Consider the great American city of Chicago, Illinois. Yes, it’s a city that has had a problem with gun violence for decades. What feeds that problem, as it does in many other liberal urban areas, is the fact that Chicago has “gun control,” making it less easy for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves, while becoming too inviting for those who wish to do harm to a community. (snip)

[Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot] told CNN, “The fact of the matter is our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns on our street, 60% of which come from states outside of Illinois. We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons, that is hurting cities like Chicago.”

When Ms. Lightfoot blames guns from out of state, one must ask, if it’s because there’s no gun control in those other places, why is it only Chicago that has become a blood-soaked hellscape? She can’t answer that question because the answer would indict liberal policies in every Democratically-held city.

It’s a good point. Why is it that the most dangerous cities are those run by Democrats, especially those with hardcore gun restrictions that only affect law abiding citizens? Why do the areas run by Republicans not have these problems? Heck, why do places run by non-crazy non-progressive Democrats not have these problems? We don’t have problems like this here in Raleigh, but up in Durham it’s a lot more dangerous.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, caused a disturbance a few weeks ago by suggesting the same thing during a social media townhall. About the rise of violence in New York, she referred to the economic crisis, unemployment and rent concerns.

The implication was those who are poor or struggling, seamlessly move from being normal, law-abiding people into mindless criminals. It’s an insult to every American, and exposes the contempt with which leftist politicians hold the average citizen.

No one should be surprised that Democrats hold citizens in contempt.

What is undeniable to everyone, apparently except Democratic Party leadership, is the incendiary rhetoric condemning the police, and law enforcement in general, is fueling the willingness of marginal anarchist and Marxist groups to engage in violent mob action in urban areas run by Democrats. Why? Because for some reason the mob feels safer in blue cities. It is the literal and figurative taking of a knee in front of the mob by Democrats signaling to the malevolent everywhere that now is the time to cause mayhem and destruction.

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10 Responses to “Tammy Bruce: If Guns Are So Readily Available Everywhere Else, Why Is It That Chicago Is A Bloodbath?”

  1. Kye says:

    “The implication was those who are poor or struggling, seamlessly move from being normal, law-abiding people into mindless criminals.” The Democommies have always operated under that philosophy. I have always believed poverty does not cause crime, crime causes poverty. These criminals prey mostly among their own and basically cause their neighbors to become poorer by stealing off them. When a communist BLM member burns down the local bodega he just put his neighbor into poverty. Deliberately. Just to hurt him. It seems all the former Democrats have decided it is better to hook up with the Marxists than have to ever admit some conservative may be correct on some point or other.

    Looks like they have all made their choice to commit treason (again) against their own people. They are the lowest form of scum and villainy.

    Trump 2020 Then let’s clean house!!!

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/07/29/from-alinsky-to-aoc-will-communism-finally-win-in-america

  2. Dana says:

    Tammy Bruce wrote:

    When Ms. Lightfoot blames guns from out of state, one must ask, if it’s because there’s no gun control in those other places, why is it only Chicago that has become a blood-soaked hellscape? She can’t answer that question because the answer would indict liberal policies in every Democratically-held city.

    Let’s be more specific: the answer would indict the urban black culture in those cities. Chicago is 32.8% non-Hispanic white, 29.0% Hispanic, and 30.1% black. But whites comprise just 8% of arrests while Hispanics are 17%; non-Hispanic blacks make up 74% of arrests in Chicago.

    The data are older, but in 2011 — back when Barack Hussein Obama was President — 75.3% of murder victims in Chicago were black, and 71.3% of murderers convicted were black. 87% of them had prior arrest records. Only 29% of the murders had a corresponding prosecution, so most of the killers are getting away with it.

    The numbers are stark: the murder rate in Chicago was 2.25 per 100,000 population for whites, 10.4 per 100,000 for Hispanics, and 40.0 per 100,000 for blacks.

    Overall in the United States, the murder rate is 5.0 per 100,000. White people in Chicago have a murder rate of less than half of that, Hispanics twice the national rate, and blacks in Chicago have a murder rate eight times the national rate.

    The esteemed Mr Dowd will scream that I must be a horrible raaaaacist for pointing that out, but it’s pretty simple: you can’t address a problem if you refuse to identify the problem, and the murder problem in Chicago is a black problem.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The estimable Mr. Dana surely understands that facts cannot be racist, while conclusions can.

      White men commit most white collar crimes in America accounting for other Americans losing billions of dollars. Does this fact prove that white men are more dishonest or more greedy than other Americans? Perhaps. But it’s pretty simple: you can’t address a problem if you refuse to identify the problem, and the white collar crime problem in America is a white problem.

      Men commit sexual assault at a rate some 20 times that of women. It’s pretty simple: you can’t address a problem if you refuse to identify the problem, and the sexual assault problem in America is a male problem.

      According to the US Department of Justice statistics, 84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites! Why so little concern for white on white crime?

      • formwiz says:

        He come out of his hole again. It must be Groundhog Day. And, as always, he ducks Dana’s very valid thesis that the answer would indict the urban black culture in those cities, although I would add the fact that most of these cities are run by Democrats who, as we have seen, create environments conducive to crime.

        White men commit most white collar crimes in America accounting for other Americans losing billions of dollars.

        Another of Jeffery’s little lies. While whites commit white collar crime in proportion to their race, blacks commit twice as much.

        Does this fact prove that white men are more dishonest or more greedy than other Americans? Perhaps.

        I take it that makes blacks twice as dishonest as whites. Certainly explains Baghdad Bunny.

        But it’s pretty simple: you can’t address a problem if you refuse to identify the problem, and the white collar crime problem in America is a white problem.

        No, looks more like a black problem since blacks commit twice the crime the should. I guess Orientals, Hispanics, Polynesians, and American Indians are exceptionally honesty people.

        Men commit sexual assault at a rate some 20 times that of women. It’s pretty simple: you can’t address a problem if you refuse to identify the problem, and the sexual assault problem in America is a male problem.

        Really? Let’s see your data.

        According to the DOJ,

        Rape – Forced sexual intercourse including both psychological coercion as well as physical force. Forced sexual intercourse means penetration by the offender(s). Includes attempted rapes, male as well as female victims, and both heterosexual and same sex rape. Attempted rape includes verbal threats of rape.

        Sexual assault – A wide range of victimizations, separate from rape or attempted rape. These crimes include attacks or attempted attacks generally involving unwanted sexual contact between victim and offender. Sexual assaults may or may not involve force and include such things as grabbing or fondling. It also includes verbal threats.

        So all those female union teachers jumping little boys are rapists. All those people like Ghislaine Maxwell (see where Willie is named as being on Sex Slave Island with 2 girls?) are included in sexual assault.

        According to the US Department of Justice statistics, 84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites! Why so little concern for white on white crime?

        Because the bad guys had it coming? We don’t make excuses the way Lefties do.

        PS Does that include the fact twice as many whites were killed by cops? I thought we were the oppressors, but here twice as many of us are killed by cops.

        PPS Does that mean Jeffery’s racism is part of the problem?

      • Dana says:

        I point at the moon; Mr Dowd stares at my finger.

        According to the US Department of Justice statistics, 84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites! Why so little concern for white on white crime?

        I did note that the murder rate for non-Hispanic whites in the Windy City was 2.25 per 100,000 population, less than half of the national average. Of course conservatives are concerned about white-on-white crime, but, quite frankly, it ain’t the problem.

        Yes, white people commit crimes, too, and it’s something about which we should be concerned. That’s kind of why we have the police! You’ll note that conservatives tend to support the police?

        But black people commit crimes at vastly greater rates. Try this statistic: if there were zero murders in Chicago among whites, Hispanics, Asians, every ethnic or racial group other than non-Hispanic blacks, Chicago’s murder rate would still be 12.0 per 100,000, more than twice the national average.

        You are trying so very desperately to tell us that the crime rate in Chicago isn’t a black problem at all, and you keep grasping at straws.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          We accepted Mr. Dana’s data as true, and yet he repeats his tautology, because trump thinks it will help his election.

          • formwiz says:

            No, he just uses simple logic.

            You just use simple.

            You bitch about black murder, but only by a white cop. Black murders by other blacks are of no interest to you,

            I guess Black Lives Don’t Matter to you.

  3. Kye says:

    I just spent 45 minutes typing a complementary reply to Dana’s comment, complete with references and stats only to have it disappear into the fuking vortex when I hit “Submit Comment”. This shit’s gotta stop. It’s about the tenth time that’s happened in a week. I’m gonna take a sabbatical.

    • gitarcarver says:

      Do what I do on every blog on which I comment.

      I select the entire comment and copy it.

      That way if the system goes belly up, I can repost (by pasting) it in a flash. It takes about a second.

    • formwiz says:

      If you spend 45 minutes typing a comment, you’re taking too long. Keep it succinct.

      And gitar is right. Copy it onto Notepad. Especially by paras.

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