Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let's cut out the filler...

Excerpts taken from a Bloomberg article on Yahoo!:

"Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- At least 47 school-age children in Chicago have been killed in homicides, mostly by guns, since the month President Barack Obama took office."


"'Where there have been opportunities for the president to speak out about the issue of firearm violence, he has missed any number of opportunities,' said Thom Mannard, executive director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence."


"Gun issues in Chicago will remain in the national spotlight following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sept. 30 announcement that it will hear a challenge of the city’s handgun ban, implemented in 1982 to combat urban crime." (emphasis added)

The ownership of handguns in Chicago is already illegal, and has been for over a quarter of a century. Needless to say, banning handguns hasn't eliminated, or even lowered the incidence of violent crime. What more does Mr. Mannard want to do?

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