You know what? Go ahead and ban guns. It works really well in Chicago.
According to Neighborhood Scout, your chances of becoming a victim of violent crime are 1 in 97 — in Chicago. In violent crimes, Chicago has approximately 2.5 times more violent crimes than the national median. But it’s not that bad, right? Since they banned guns,
at least there’s no gang problem. minor gang problem there’s a MAJOR gang problem. Now, granted, there’s been quite a gang problem in that town for awhile, but banning guns doesn’t seem to have made a dent in gang activity.
Of course, Rahm doesn’t quite get it…he still is on the gun control bandwagon. Maybe if he puts up billboards in the city projects with pictures of puppies on them, the criminals would put down their guns and help that old lady cross the street.
Unfortunately, once force has been introduced to the situation, it always takes force to eliminate it. You get caught robbing a store? You and all of your family members are out of the projects on the streets, they permanently lose all government assistance, and
we ship you to a huge prison camp in North Dakota. Seriously, if you are caught doing gang violence, your house gets bulldozed. Your possessions are confiscated by the PD. That’s what we need to start doing. (In addition to that, we need to provide some alternative routes for would-be criminals but that’s a whole other social science post)
Criminals simply don’t pay attention to the law. So you need to fix the people problem, not the gun problem.