Posted by: Jay | April 21, 2008

But It Wasn’t Front Page Last Year

From CNN:

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — An epidemic of gunfire rattled the city during the weekend, with at least 32 people shot and six killed.

Police Superintendent Jody Weis blamed an excess of guns and gangs for the rash of violence.

“There are just too many weapons here,” Weis said at a news conference Sunday. “Too many guns, too many gangs.”

I thought handguns were banned in Chicago? How can there be “too many guns” as if that was to blame to begin with.

CNN also reports:

During the same weekend last year, there were 19 shootings, including four homicides, and 21 shootings were reported during the same weekend in 2006, Chicago police statistics show.

On Saturday, the police department issued new statistics showing that the city’s murder rate for March was down about 1 percent from March 2007.

I never saw this last year. Plus the murder rate is down from last year, but this year the shootings are an ‘epidemic.’ You know, I’m the type that buys into the whole “liberal media” conspiracy. But the frequency of which these “gun violence” (another stupid term) news pieces are being splashed around in the wake of the Heller arguments almost — just almost — makes me wonder.

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  1. what’s your point with this post jay? what are you wondering? i’m sorry, but a 33%+ increase in shooting victims over the same weekend the last two years is newsworthy.


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