It’s a well established fact that most violence involving firearms happens in low income urban areas and in gang on gang warfare. In fact, 48% of all violent crime is gang on gang violence. What’s crazy, is that the often talked about “gang warfare” is nigh on close to actual warfare – and it happens every night in inner city Chicago.
Chicago at night
Violence is a cultural issue
Even though Chicago was heralded as the gun control utopia by anti-gun advocates, violence is quite clearly a culture issue, and violence will continue no matter what inanimate objects have been banned. Even though violent crime in Illinois has gone down after passing conceal carry laws, Chicago is still being ravaged by gang warfare.
This is such a clear cut example why gun control will not stop most violent crime. This gang life exists entirely independent of what laws are passed. This violent crime will not stop by banning a particular inanimate object, especially since blunt weapons (such as crowbars and bats) and knives are used more often in violent crime than firearms are. And on top of that, handguns are used substantially more in violent crime than rifles, even though rifles are at the center of the gun control debate.
Don’t forget, firearms are used 300,000 times a year in crime and 500,000 to 3,000,000 times a year in lawful self defense according to the recent CDC study. Guns are used more often to stop crime than create crime.
America doesn’t have a gun problem.
America has a gang culture problem.