Right now I am listening to this gun advocate being interviewed on NPR. He is out in his own little world – claiming over and over that guns are not to be blamed for crime. No, no – it’s the crazy people that need looking into.
Yes, it would be so easy for a crazy person to knife down 17 people at go – no problem!!
Sadly, there are ‘nice’ people out – many of whom claim to be ‘Christians’ – who are pro-gun. God forbid they should not be able to go deer hunting!
I can tell you a couple of these same Christians who like to slaughter deer are to AFRAID to come to Chicago – because of the problems they are culpable in creating. How open and loving these people – unless you are NOT one of them, that is. These are considered ‘good’ people here in America, land of backward morals, inflicted from years of capitalist propaganda and the selfish spirit it can certainly tend to engender.
Just had a guest here from Australia. Where he is from there are no guns – and no crime. And he was telling me how safe it was there. He expressed his complete surprise that Americans put up with gun ownership. He wanted out of this city – it freaked him out, like he was in a war zone.
Which, sadly, he was. We are just sort of used to it, but this is rather like living in some kind of crazy outlaw land where anyone gets shot at anytime.
People are afraid. If Chicago is a city of agoraphobics it is for the very real reason that just simply staying inside the house can truly increase your life expectancy.
Where does this fear leave the economy? In the pits. Imagine people weren’t afraid to come out after dark – that would be more dollars to businesses like restaurants, entertainment – and just tourism more generally.
So why in the heck does Illinois allow conceal and carry laws? I feel sometimes like there are all kinds of sociopaths in power and all around me, publicly condoned as great people creating useful laws.
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