Chicago, Illinois: In the state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, Chicago saw 44 shootings over the Easter weekend, with at least 9 people dead. Chicago Police Superintendent, Garry McCarthy, said much of the violence was gang related - then said that the real problem is the lax federal and state gun laws. Apparently more gun laws will cause the gang bangers and other bad guys to give up their guns. I'm sure he's right because gee.... it has worked so well so far.
What is it about liberals that cause them to be unable to understand that gun laws only restrict law-abiding citizens and that criminals really don't much care about those laws? How is that difficult to grasp?
Last night I watched an interview of a gay man concerning same sex marriage and those who don't support it. He said those people who don't support same sex marriage would be targeted - and that "we will get your phone numbers and addresses and come to your house." I'm thinking that would probably not be a good idea. Most people who oppose same sex marriage are conservative Christians and many of them, if not most, own firearms. So I'm thinking that having some angry gay-rights activists show up at those homes in an attempt to force those dissenters to change their mind would not only fail, but could get someone injured or killed. I can tell you if an angry mob showed up at my front door I'd be arming myself as I call 911.
In other news last night - President Obama (supposedly) taught Constitutional law at the University of Chicago for a while. When he became President he took the following oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Unfortunately, President Obama has decided he will only enforce laws he personally agrees with and will either ignore or change, by Executive Order, those he doesn't like so much. His Attorney General, Eric Holder, instructs Assistant U.S. Attorneys nationwide to use their own judgement on which laws to consider for prosecuting criminals. He and the President are conspiring right now to release thousands of convicted felons from federal prisons because they believe their sentences are unfair. The problem with that? Congress is responsible for writing and/or changing laws - not the Attorney General or the President.
Finally, in a recent Op-ed in the New York Times, a liberal college professor from Northwestern University attempts, feebly, to link military veterans to white supremacist hate groups. But that's a topic for another full page so it will be tomorrow's post.