By Tom Knighton
Illinois has some pretty tough gun laws. Just to buy a gun, you have to get a special identification card. Hell, you have to renew it every year just to keep your gun. That must make it pretty hard for people to get a gun in the Land of Lincoln, right
Well, not so much.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson announced Wednesday that officers had recovered 35 illegal guns in the first 24 hours of the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The seizures greatly outpaced the department’s normal rate of about one gun recovery per hour.
“Thirty-five guns in one night, that’s ridiculous,” Johnson said at a press briefing on the lakefront downtown Wednesday afternoon. “That just shows you the amount of illegal guns out here on the streets of Chicago, which is why we have police officer-involved shootings, innocent citizens being shot. It just highlights why we just have to, as a society, pass common sense gun legislation.”
Johnson said that 20 people were arrested overnight for alleged illegal gun possession.
I’m sorry, but Johnson simply must be wrong.
I mean, we’ve been assured over and over that gun control works. As such, it would seem that it’s not humanly possible that …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms