Is this guy just being totally duplicitous or is he really that naive? Whatever the case, he’s dangerously incompetent. The hapless Chicago mayor said today he’d put another 200 cops on the street in a futile attempt to stop the daily carnage, but honestly he should just give up now and resign if he’s this stupid.
As the carnage has mounted, Emanuel has started a crusade to ban semi-automatic, military-style weapons and he has urged pension funds, banks and mutual funds to divest their investments in companies that make those rifles. The vast majority of murders in Chicago, however, are committed with handguns.
Emanuel today said he has made it a priority to deal with handguns by calling for background checks for all handgun purchasers by closing loopholes and exemptions on purchases at gun shows. “Now, I’ve talked about the assault weapon because I think that’s important. I’ve also talked about the fact that you need a ban on (large) clips.”
“If you stop a criminal from ever getting access to whatever type of gun, you stop the criminal,” he said.
Perhaps Chicago has never had any crimes committed without the use of a gun during his reign of disaster. But we doubt it.