There were forty-seven shot and seven killed in Chicago over the weekend. This occurred in the heartland of America, in a city in which boasts of the strictness of its gun laws.
This is greater carnage that the low-grade war still being waged across Iraq between government forces and various insurgent groups.
This is comparable to our losses in the entire Afghan war zone over the same time period.
This is comparable to the dead and injured in continued fighting between factions in Libya.
This comparable to Turkey’s riots which have garnered international condemnation.
This is only slightly less than the casualties of the Syrian Civil War.
Despite the bodies filling the morgue and screaming wounded filling emergency rooms, progressives insist this third-world conflict in Cook County is a model of how strict gun control makes citizens safer.
Tell us another lie. This one isn’t working.
Update: Never blog before coffee. Originally had “47 shot and killed” when I should have put “47 shot and seven killed.” Incredibly sloppy, and corrected. Thanks for calling me out on that one.