The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools and 61 buildings, mostly in black neighborhoods, has some West Side residents vowing to fight the Emanuel administration until the end.
Claimed one protestor: “I don’t see any Caucasians being moved, bussed, or murdered in the streets as they travel along gang lines, or stand on the steps of a CPS school.”
A student protestor said: “We will have more gangs, more murders, more killers, and everything.”
Bingo! From the mouths of babes…
I’ve been correlating violent crime with state ratings by the Brady Campaign since 2001, the first year they began publishing report cards. Brady gives their “best” scores to states with the most gun-control laws. Right-to-carry (RTC) states—with liberal laws empowering citizens to carry concealed handguns in public—perennially get lower scores, because Brady considers RTC laws unsafe. For example, in 2011, RTC states averaged a Brady score of 8.2 on a scale of 100; non-RTC states averaged 55.5.
But the following two graphs show that Brady’s “best” states are the most dangerous. In 2011, RTC states averaged a violent crime rate of 343.3, compared to non-RTC states’ 476.6. RTC states’ average murder rate was 4.3; non-RTC states averaged 5.3.
Getting back to today’s story, Rahm Emanuel is real big on gun control. As Chicago mayor, Emanuel’s been promoting stronger national gun-control laws. He’s even urged banks to stop doing business with gun manufacturers. Emanuel’s top cop, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, accused Second Amendment supporters of being “guilty of corruption and of endangering public safety” for their political activism. McCarthy also believes our allegedly lax federal gun laws are racist. This is a curious allegation, considering the historical truth rebuts McCarthy.