While I was on lunch break at work last night, I heard an interesting statistic. They said Chicago was averaging about three murders for every two days, or a murder and a half a day. Of these nearly sixty murders, almost 90 percent, they said, were committed with guns.
Now here are my questions:
- Doesn't Chicago have about the toughest gun laws in the country?
- Is there a way they could better enforce those laws?
- Isn't there a law om the books criminalizing murder?
- If the criminals won't follow the murder law, what makes people think they will follow the gun law?
- Could we perhaps find ways to better enforce the law against murder?
- How many innocent lives could have been saved if Chicago law gave victims the opportunity to shoot back?