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As we’ve seen in recent shootings, taking guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens only creates targets for those who would inflict harm and violence on others.
No cities in the United States have stricter gun laws than Chicago, New York and Washington DC.
This week the FBI has named Chicago the murder capital of the Unites States. In a city and state where firearms are as tightly regulated as some European countries, gun control advocates are left scratching their heads.
According to Guns.com,
In 2012 there were 500 murders in the Windy City, up from 431 the previous year. New York City fell to 419 last year, compared with 515 in the prior year. Yet at 500 homicides, that’s the highest number in Chicago since 2008, according to the Chicago Police Department’s website.
And the majority of those homicides – both in and out of Chicago – were carried out with the use of a firearm.
The shooter at the Washington DC Navy Yard broke numerous laws when he illegally carried a shotgun in the District, took that shotgun onto a military installation, and committed murder. Would more laws have really prevented that?
In fact, no gun control law proposed in the last 20 years would have stopped him from buying the shotgun he used during the incident, even if they worked as designed (which they never do).
Gun control advocates like to say that gun control can help prevent loss of life, however the real life case studies of these three cities shows the exact opposite.
Not only does strict gun control not stop violent crime, it seems, at least in the cases of these cities, to increase it.