Aaron Wells, an Iraq war veteran and current police officer has delivered a blistering criticism of NY gun control legislators responsible for the misnamed NY SAFE act. Some of these idiots were actually congratulating themselves for courage in passing it.
We can only presume that they were defining ‘courage’ in the same way Bill Clinton did in justifying the soaring references to the extreme courage of President Obama in sending the SEALs after bin Laden; some of which would make Audie Murphy feel inadequate. “If it had gone wrong and they had been killed or captured, the downside would have been terrible for him.”
It is not unusual to find law enforcement officers opposing gun control. A poll of over 15,000 police professionals in the US conducted this year found them overwhelmingly against the idea.
He makes a valid point in mentioning Chicago:
“Another issue is the insistence of certain people to stand on the graves of dead children and challenge those that disagree to say it to the parent’s faces,” he said. “Well, I, for one, will pick up that gauntlet.”
“First off, why is ‘dead children’ your battle cry?” Weiss asked roughly. “You didn’t say anything about the hundreds of Chicago children being killed and for some reason you only screamed when it happens to wealthy white ones.”
Currently, Chicago is a gun-control advocates dream: citizens with a felony or certain minor misdemeanors are prohibited from ownership. Democratic leaders in the state consistently praise “tough” laws and the need for even more. Last year, more Americans were killed in Chicago than in Kabul, Afghanistan; a war zone.
Here is an item demonstrating just how effective Chicago gun laws really are:
There were 67 people shot and 11 killed over the long Independence Day weekend in Chicago. Of the 67, eight were shot, with one killed, in a single Saturday evening attack in the West Side neighborhood of Lawndale. …
… For the 28 days leading up to this past Father’s Day weekend--another bloodbath itself, in which 46 were shot and 8 were killed, including one shot by a police officer--murder numbers matched 2012 exactly with 41. Chicago Police data show that in the two weeks following, another 27 were gunned down and killed.