A major protest hit Chicago this past week as left-wing radicals were arguing for more gun control, in a city with some of the nation’s most restrictive and regressive gun laws.
The great irony of gun policy in Chicago, is that it is one of the worst cities for gun violence, yet has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. Pro-gun activists enjoy pointing out this dichotomy when liberals claim more gun laws will reduce gang violence.
“Thousands of protesters against Chicago’s pervasive gun violence on Saturday partially shut down a major expressway in the third-largest US city, which leads the country in murders.
The demonstrators, led by a local pastor known for decades of anti-violence advocacy in Chicago’s hard-scrabble South Side, completely closed off one side of the Dan Ryan Expressway for about an hour.
“Today, we got [politicians’] attention,” Father Michael Pfleger told WLS-TV.
“The people won today, because the people showed up…saying we’re tired of the damned violence in Chicago,” he said.”
While it is great to see citizens trying to bring awareness to the violence in their community, what is the actual point of stopping traffic and potentially causing traffic accidents?
President Trump has often made comments on how terrible things are in Chicago. Their gun laws, as strict as they are, seem to be accomplishing nothing.
Chicago needs a major shakeup to curb gang violence, but how is stopping traffic and blocking those that are trying to get somewhere going to change that?