(I've reproduced the posts as the links go to search labels not post titles)
These two posts should be part of the public dialogue on guns right now:
An Interesting Comparison
You aren't going to hear this anywhere, especially here in Chicago:
The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost two weeks to go.
So why isn’t this news worthy? Is it because it would embarrass those anti second amendment nuts who brag about Chicago’s tough gun laws? Is it because most of the kids who were shot and killed were minorities? Or is it because the corrupt media doesn’t want to show Chicago in a bad light? Amazingly, no Obama crocodile tears either.
For those of you too dense to get the point of this post, it’s to make the point about gun laws. No matter how tough the gun laws are, the crazed, nut jobs will find a way to get them and if they so chose, use them. No draconian law can stop this, no matter how well intentioned the law is, or if it’s just about leftists grabbing power from citizens and taking away their constitutional rights.
It doesn't fit the narrative, therefore, it never happened. 446 shot, 62 dead from ages 6 to 18.
Granted, the vast majority of those 18, 17, 16 and 15 engaged in risky behavior that might lead to them getting shot. It's still an uncomfortably large number.
Well from the CPDs own 2011 Murder analysis report we have some data...
433 Total murders in Chicago
361 were shooting victims 83% - Page 22.
Then it gets confusing for the mayor (and cops since the numbers change a little on page 23, but are close, they state 361 shooting murders, then on page 23 say its 362).
351 were shot with a pistol.
1 was shot with a rifle.
5 with a shotgun.
and 5 "unknown".
Assuming ALL of the unknowns are rifle shot. We can't say these are even "assault rifles" but lets assume even though statistically all unknowns being rifles and all being assault rifles is a reach.
That's 6. SIX total, as compared to 351 with all the assumptions in the mayor's favor. More than likely none of them were rifle shot (seeing how known incidents show a 1:351 ratio of rifles to pistols).
So basically an assault weapons ban does nothing, even if you could magically collect them all right?
1 out of 362 is 0.27% of the murders...
6 out of 362 is 1.6% assuming all of the numbers fall the Mayor's way.
So the fact remains that in Chicago at least, "assault weapons" aren't used to kill people. And banning them would make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Unless you were looking to ban everything at some point.
Darn those statistics anyway!
Now the first post links via two others to this site:
which is a little misleading (446 total murders of which 62 school-aged, rather than 446 school-aged) and doesn't provide a source for the stats, however Secondcitycop appears to have access to the Chicago PD CompStat data which is close to the 446 number for total shootings in Chicago cited.