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The Chicago Solution to Violence: More Gun Control

by S.H. Blannelberry,  |  published on January 8, 2013

Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Yet, with 506 murders, it was the murder capital of America in 2012.

So, how do politicians and community leaders propose to cut down on the surging violence in the Windy City?

By doubling down on failed gun control polices.

In the past, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed the need to pass strict gun control measures, including a firearms registry.

“The reason we have gun laws — the reason I’m trying to also pass tougher gun laws down in Springfield — is because it’s an essential complement to your overall crime strategy,” Emanuel said a press conference in June.

“You cannot have just more cops on the street. It’s part of a comprehensive strategy you’ve heard me talk about,” the Mayor continued. “…Our crime strategy is putting more police on the street and getting kids, guns and drugs off the street.”

And more recently, in a Chicago Sun-Times op-ed, Emanuel talked about the need to usher in new gun laws at a federal level in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT.

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