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Chicago’s “Godfather” Goes after Guns

eddie again Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:53 PM
so miguel, you like the current situation where 50% of all violence is a result of drug prohibition. you believe that the very small number of drug abusers justifies billions of dollars and thousands of lives being sacrificed every year. i simply have to disagree with your willingness to sacrifice dollars and lives on the altar of your fear of drugs. it is incredible that you believe it will cost more in terms of dollars and lives to treat the small percentage of drug abusers in our population as a health problem than to make millions of drug users criminals.

Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country. To rational people, the inverse relationship between the last two is obvious. Unfortunately for residents of and visitors to Chicago, the city is governed by officials who operate not in the real world, but in a virtual “Bizarro World,” where up is down, black is white, and good guys are to be punished.

In this strange environment, current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (who served...