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Gun Control Works: 2.5 Times More Americans Killed in Chicago Than Afghanistan

In the city where 96% of firearm murders are committed with handguns that have been banned for decades, an astonishing 2.5 times more US citizens have been killed in Chicago than in the Afghanistan war zone since 2001. 

chicago afghanistan deathsA new report by Chicago’s WBEZ reveals that a disturbing 5,000 individuals have died from gun crime in the ‘gun free zone’ of Chicago, while a lower number (2,000) of troops have died overseas in Afghanistan since 2001. Much of this crime, of course, is gang-related. A fact that underscores the reality that criminals do not follow the latest legislation on gun control, and will always acquire weapons of some kind in order to harm others. Surely much of the combat goes on between rival gangs, but the gangs also have a distinct advantage over law-abiding citizens.

And perhaps that’s why they continue to reside in Chicago, the gun free zone where only criminals are carrying a handgun.

It’s basic reasoning, and I think that most people really do get this. A recent Gallup poll supports this belief as well, revealing that only around 4% believe that gun control is a top priority for the nation. But even data from the Chicago Police force backs this up, with police data showing that a whopping 96% of firearm deaths were from handguns. Handguns that have been banned for decades. You can see this represented in the graphic below:

You can also find that crime increased by 40% following the handgun ban, which coincides with the previous findings as reported by police. Are there other factors that contribute to this? Absolutely, but law-abiding citizens are the ones who actually stop carrying the guns in the face of such a ruling — not the criminals. Not only does this open individuals up for muggings, gang initiation killings, and much more, but it also brings in all of the ‘bad guys’ looking for a safe haven. After all, they couldn’t get away with such things in a state or city where their ‘prey’ are able to fight back.

We actually know that criminals are really quite cowardly, and many absolutely will not commit a crime if they believe the victim has a firearm. Studies have shown this many times, but it’s also just common sense. When criminals are afraid that their mugging targets may pull out a concealed weapon and shoot them, they become much less inclined to setup ‘home base’ and pick on the weak. This is why we see ‘gun free zones’ become such hot spots for criminals, who can use something even as minor as a knife and still pose a threat to the unarmed public.

The police force simply cannot stop all the crime in the city of Chicago, and if they really tried to the extent necessary it would turn into a textbook case of Orwellian martial law. Instead of continuing to pick on law-abiding citizens while gang members laugh in the face of ‘gun free zone’ legislation, perhaps it’s time to allow the public to defend themselves. It would not only help to drive parasitic criminals out of the city who have made a home for themselves through picking on the weak and unarmed, but also help to stop gang members from having absolute confidence that their innocent targets can’t fight back.

Checkout my latest film DISARMED: A History of Gun Control for more information:

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  1. gun free zones do work, they just work for criminals.

    • gun free zones do work, they just work for criminals.

      Especially the criminal thugs in government, who want to render us helpless even as they arm to the teeth with military weaponry. The good news is, it ain't gonna work! Citizens are stocking up on firearms and ammunition at record levels. The thugs outgun us in weapons per person, but we outgun them overall. And no, I'm not looking for a fight; I'm looking to be left alone to live my life in peace.

  2. Great article, but you got the number of murdered in Afghanistan wrong; there have been MILLIONS killed directly or indirectly on account of the US destroying their country. The Afghanis probably only exist today because of their commitment to preserve their families and way of life; handguns are essential. Unfortunately, they do not have the larger weapons that keep foreign armies out.

  3. gun control causes massacres

  4. Your data is misleading since it only counts US military personel deaths. around 75% of civilian deaths are caused by anti-government forces which has surpassed your 5k figure for Chicago in the past three years. Afghans openly carry guns all over the place.

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