Are you familiar with the expression about sounding like a broken record? Back in the days before tapes, CDs and music files, we listened to music by playing vinyl records. If the record was cracked, dirty or whatever, it would tend to play the same short section over and over and over again. That’s what it’s like listening to Democrats calling for more gun control. They keep saying the same thing over and over and over again and it’s usually about reducing violence.
Many gun rights advocates like myself often point to Chicago and Los Angeles, cities with strict gun control laws that are among the nation’s highest gun violence cities as evidence showing that the argument used by Democrats is far from valid.
In addition to Chicago and Los Angeles Baltimore has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, but that didn’t prevent the city from setting a record for the number of homicides in a calendar year per capita.
(Baltimore Sun) – With two fatal shootings Tuesday night, the recent reclassification of a decades-old shooting as a killing and another homicide Wednesday evening, Baltimore has hit 343 homicides in 2017, and a new record for killings per capita.
The homicide rate for 2017 is now 55.8 killings per 100,000 people. The previous record was 55.35 per 100,000 in 2015. The city suffered 344 homicides that year, but had thousands more residents.
The most homicides to occur in a year was 353 in 1993, but the city had some 100,000 more residents then.
Officers called to the 3700 block of Arcadia Ave. in the Langston Hughes neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday found 18-year-old Quincy Hammonds with gunshot wounds to his body, police said…
I know several people who moved away from Baltimore partially due to the city’s strict gun control laws that make it extremely difficult for any law-abiding citizen to protect themselves, and partially because of the out-of-control violence that takes places in the city. They say it’s too dangerous to live when you’re not allowed to protect yourself on the streets or even in your own home.