By Tami Jackson
For all the talk about gun-free zones being ideal to ideologues–those zones are anything but safe.
In fact, the real term for gun-free zones should be “target.”
Take Chicago for instance: in 2011 the murder rate was 15.7 per 100,000, and in 2012 they outdid themselves with a rate of 19.7 per 100,000.
Wednesday alone, 20 were gunned down in a battle of thugs with handguns, and the collateral dammage was a 10 year old boy just out by the street before 8 in the evening!
So we have to wonder, if all this violence happens in Obama’s beloved Chi-town where no guns are allowed, how much more lethal would the hoods be if folks were armed?
The city’s first 80-degree day in seven months brought a wave of violence, with an average of one per hour at one point, NBCChicago.com reported.
A man in his 30s was found dead in an alley in the 1900 block of South Drake overnight. After midnight, the first murder of May happened in the South Shore neighborhood where a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest near his home at 68th and Cornell. Neighbors said the man was a father of three.
Another shooting happened in front of the University of Illinois-Chicago police station, where three men were struck around 10:40 p.m. A 19- year-old died. Police said he was a known gang member.
Consider this graphic:
Can you imagine the differential if we subtracted the gun-free cities like Chicago and Washington DC? And think if hoodlums actually believed the citizens and business owners were all armed?
As Pastor James McAbee of Beaumont, TX, says:
Scriptures can tame temptation and wash away sins…But nothing repels true evil like a well-placed, loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol.
Now check out more of Pastor McAbee’s common sense:
As the good Pastor sums up,
“The Bible…it does say to turn the other cheek, but it don’t say nothin’ about lettin’ people kill you!”
Wise words indeed.