Spike Lee on why Americans Don’t Care About Chicago Violence: “It’s not Sandy Hook”

Spike Lee’s recent movie Chi-Raq is a social commentary and satire about Chicago’s prevailing problem of black-on-black gang violence. The title Chi-Raq is a portmanteau of Chicago and Iraq, comparing the South side of Chicago to a war zone. Lee noted that even on the first day of pre-production in Chicago, he had to attend a funeral, because one of his own film associates was shot and killed there. He said that from June 1st to July 9th (the time span of their pre-production), there were Read more […]

White House: Chicago Violence is Proof that we Need More Gun Control

They acknowledge that Chicago is a hotbed of violence and murder, much of it involving guns and gangs. For years, conservatives have pointed to cities such as Chicago to show the failures of gun control. Chicago still has stringent gun control in place, even though the courts have ruled that they must allow concealed carry. That was a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t mean obtaining a gun is all that easy there. The media generally ignore Chicago’s “gun violence,” because they Read more […]

Store Clerk Shoots and Kills Armed Robbe

An armed robber came into a Chicago-area convenience store and demanded money from the store clerk at gunpoint. While the clerk pretended to open the safe, he grabbed his gun and shot the armed crook several times. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Chicago Tribune reported: Authorities said the man was wearing a mask but was carrying no identification when he entered the Kwick Shop convenience store on Liberty Street about 9 p.m. Sunday and pointed a weapon at a customer and a 24-year-old Read more […]

Anti-Gun Protestors Flip Out When Chicago Grocery Store Allows Concealed Carry

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” – Robert A. Heinlein Protesters in suburban Chicago rallied against grocery store chain Mariano’s Tuesday because the store allows those with concealed carry permits to carry concealed guns in the store. Lee Goodman, whom I can only presume is the village idiot, told reporters: “It’s very well-known—and there are lots of studies to prove it—that the more guns there are in public, the more people who will get shot. Mariano’s does not Read more […]

Chicago Residents Sue Suburbs for Civil Rights Violations Because of Lax Gun Laws

Illinois only recently started allowing concealed carry, but they still have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, particularly in Chicago. Gun control proponents there actually blame surrounding cities and states for the violence that is prevalent in Chicago. They say that the real problem is that other states have gun laws that are too lax, and that criminals will bring legally-bought weapons in to Chicago (illegally) from other states. If only the entire country had stringent gun laws; Read more […]

Rahm Emanuel Calls for More Gun Control Amid Record Weekend Slayings

It’s true that Illinois has loosened some of their most draconian gun laws, but that doesn’t mean that all of a sudden, all law-abiding citizens there now carry a gun. It’s still difficult to obtain a permit and buy a gun. And Chicago is still a dangerous place to be. Predictably, following Memorial Day weekend’s slew of violence manifested in 12 deaths and 43 injured people, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for yet more controls on guns. Breitbart reported: That’s right — gun control Read more […]

Chicago Uber Driver Saves the Day with his Concealed Gun

An Uber driver with a concealed carry permit in Chicago saved pedestrians’ lives by shooting at an armed criminal who had opened fire on a group of people. The Daily Caller reported: Assistant State Attorney Barry Quinn said that 22-year-old Everardo Custodio began shooting at a group of pedestrians shortly before midnight Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The group was passing in front of a vehicle occupied by an unnamed 47-year-old Uber driver. The driver, who has a state-issued firearm Read more […]

Democrats’ Desperate Measures to Steal Elections

The Democrats seem to be in more of a panic mode than ever going into the 2014 midterm elections. There are a number of reports of intentional voter fraud or illegal voting practices by Democrats that indicate what extreme measures they are taking to ensure they win their elections. First there are the reports that voting machines used for early voting in Illinois were automatically switching Republican votes to Democratic. Jim Moynihan, an Illinois State Representative and a Republican recounted Read more […]

Chicago Implements Shorter Yellow Lights to Increase Their Red Light Ticket Revenue

They’ve shortened the yellow lights ever so slightly, but you might be surprised by how much revenue has increased, because the red light cameras were catching people turning in an intersection while the light turned red. That counts as a red light violation. I think most people understand that speed and red light cameras are all about making money. In D.C., they pulled in about $79 million a couple years ago, but revenue fell last year to about $75 million. What this means is that people aren’t Read more […]

Chicago Crime Rate Goes Down After Illinois Gun Bill Passed…Coincidence?

The police department is claiming that the reason crime has gone down since their gun bill was passed is simple. It’s that they’ve been doing great police work in getting guns off the streets and out of the wrong hands. But is that really all there is to it? Here’s The Blaze: Robberies are down 20 percent this year, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. Burglaries are also down 20 percent, while motor vehicle thefts are down 26 percent. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Read more […]

Chicago Concealed Carrier Saves a Life

I’m sure he saved others’ lives as well, but he at least saved his own. If it hadn’t been for Illinois’ recent gun law, a couple people could have become statistics in Chicago’s never-ending violence. The Chicago Tribune reported: A Gresham man fired on a group of people leaving a party, only to be shot himself by one of the victims, a military service member with a concealed carry permit, authorities said. The military member and three others were leaving a party Friday night in the Read more […]