Father’s Day weekend brought plenty of business to Chicago undertakers, with six dead by Saturday night and one more Sunday, continuing the wave of violence against which deadly crime in Washington State, where a new gun control initiative is being tried, pales.
Chicago has stubbornly tried every scheme and legal ploy to keep its citizens disarmed against a series of legal actions and in conflict with what the firearms community considers common sense. Meanwhile, in Seattle over the weekend, police shot a charging pit bull in a Lake City incident, according to the Seattle Times.
Forty-one other Chicago residents were wounded over the weekend when most of America was celebrating fatherhood. Anti-gun Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems clueless and powerless to stop the violence and the city’s only strategy seems to be perpetuation of a philosophy of disarmament that has not worked, and has essentially been ruled unconstitutional by the courts.