Chicago Gangs Ditching Handguns For Rifles

   12.29.17

Chicago Gangs Ditching Handguns For Rifles

As with any other conflict, an arms race was sure to happen. When the Cold War was on, we went from planes, to jets, to missiles, and finally to intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) that carried nuclear warheads. While Chicago gangs may not have access to that type of weaponry, they are moving from handguns to rifles.The shift in firepower has changed the game for everyone involved.

Of course the gun-grabbers are going to blame the guns. It cannot be the fault of the criminal, right? So who is to blame?

Part of the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the justice system. In 2013, The Chicago Reporter published an article detailing how Cook County dismissed over 13,000 gun related cases in a seven year period between from 2006 to 2013.  Chicago is in Cook County.

With a revolving-door justice system and criminals being turned back out on the streets, what did the people of Cook County expect?

From The Chicago Tribune: More Chicago gangs arming themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict.

Two gangs — the Saints and La Razas — had been sporadically using rifles for six months. This was the fourth rifle shooting in seven days. It would get much worse in the months ahead, something an officer at the scene seemed to sense.

“We got a problem with the two gangs running around. Each one of ’em has a military assault weapon,” he radioed, asking for an evidence technician. “This is one of the rifles they used today. We need those rifles off the street for police safety and citizen safety.”

Within a month, six more people would be wounded by rifles, three of them fatally. By year’s end, the toll from rifles would rise to nearly 20 wounded and 10 killed — and would keep rising.

It seems Chicago and Cook County are playing a game to promote gun control.

  • Let criminals back out on the streets.
  • Crime goes up.
  • Politicians call for more gun control.
  • Let criminals back out on the streets.
  • Crime goes up.
  • Politicians call for more gun control.

Rinse and repeat, until there are enough innocent people wounded or dead that the people accept gun control as the only solution.

The real solution would be to take criminals off the streets and arm law abiding citizens, both of which Chicago and Cook County do not seem to want to do.

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