Murders Spike in These Cities Where Dems Pushed Gun Control
A new study shows a 13.3 percent rise of crime in the 25 biggest cities in the United States in 2015 with Democrat controlled Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. accounting for more than half the gun-related crimes.
The Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan law and policy institute at the New York University School of Law, did the study and found a correlation between the increase and local factors.
“These serious increases seem to be localized, rather than part of a national pandemic, suggesting that community conditions remain the major factor.”
The three communities cited share the challenges of high minority populations, unemployment, failing schools, drug use and gang warfare, with the common denominator of having been under decades-long control of Democrats regimes with ruinous economic policies and the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
All three cities have not only banned new sales of vaguely defined “assault weapons,” and Washington, D.C. has an expensive and lengthy red tape-heavy application and registration for firearms.
In 2013, Cook County imposed a so-called “violence tax” of $25 on each new firearm purchase that applies only in Chicago’s surrounding suburbs, as gun sales are banned within the city limits. A similar tax on bullets has been debated for several years.
Since then, Chicago has seen its crime rate soar with some neighborhoods on the infamous “South Side” seeing more murders per capita than Honduras, the world’s leader in murders, according to the United Nations.
The measures have not only failed to control the violence, but shootings in Chicago have increased each year since the imposition of the “violence tax.”
The Chicago Police Department says that the city has seen its deadliest first quarter in decades with homicides up 72 percent over last year and shootings up by nearly 90 percent over 2015.
In fact, 13 people were shot in 14 hours on April 20 putting the number of shootings in the city at over 1,000 since the beginning of the year.
The grim statistics are a sad reminder of the failure of gun controls, a fact that is ignored as Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton campaigns promising tighter gun controls that would limit the ability of citizens to defend themselves and their families against an onslaught of violence in the cities.