Friday, January 18, 2013
Rahm Emanuel is a craven opportunist
Chicago recorded a record 516 murders in 2012 despite having the strictest gun laws in the nation. That's 100 more than New York City which has 3 times more people. Chicago is on pace to shatter that record already this year, so what does Mayor Rahm Emanuel do? Why he passes still more strict laws that affect only law-abiding citizens. His new law, designed he says, to stop rampant, nightly gang murders by the dozens, is to harshen the penalties for not reporting stolen guns. As if the thugs committing these murders are going to report stolen guns to the cops.
Clearly Emanuel doesn't care about the lost lives. On the contrary, he's elated because as any opportunistic democrat will do, he uses human tragedy to advance his liberal agenda of government control of the citizenry.
Likewise, Obama's gun-control measures aren't about stopping crime, they're about controlling you.