By: Ted Nugent
Ever the community organizer, President Obama was recently back home in Chicago promoting his gun-ban proposals.
The president also spoke about the need for stronger families and lamented that his father flew the coop when Mr. Obama was just 2 years old.
No doubt, the issue of how to reduce violence is a complicated one. Liberals believe that taking guns away is a foundational platform for reducing violence and making America’s communities safe and strong.
Anti-gunners are wrong, and Chicago is proof. The Windy City requires gun owners to be fingerprinted, pass a background check and a training class, and pay a hefty tax that is often times higher than the price of the gun.
Since 1972, in order to purchase any gun, any bullet, even BBs and pellets for air rifles, Illinois’ residents must grovel for a Firearms Owners ID card. I believe this “infringing” law is akin to regulations in Cuba. Go figure.
Arguably, if stiff gun-control measures worked, Chicago should be one of the nation’s most peaceful and serene cities. But it’s not.
Chicago is one of the nation’s, the world’s, most violent cities. In 2012, Chicago gangstas killed over 500 other Chicago gangstas and, horrifically, a number of innocent bystanders as well. Quite apparently, Windy City gangstas aren’t following Chicago’s gun laws – or any laws for that matter – which are some of the most restrictive in the country.
So, if very restrictive gun laws aren’t working, let’s approach the problem of curbing violence in other ways.
Let’s start by permanently removing the thugs off the streets by passing a law that if a person uses a gun in the commission of a crime that the person will be put in a cage for the remainder of his life.
Yes, that will require more cages and more cages will be expensive. The question is: Would you rather pay for more cages or have your city be a war zone?
Let’s cut to the chase. The violent gangstas are damaged beyond repair. They cannot be rehabilitated. They don’t respect your life or their own lives. They have been programmed to a life of violence. Putting them in a cage for the remainder of their lives is the best solution, short of being eliminated by their next gun-toting victim.
While we are building more cages for the gangstas to fill, let’s reduce the gun restrictions so that law-abiding folks can arm themselves to protect themselves and their loved ones.
President Obama doesn’t support law-abiding citizens having the right to pack a gun. In a statement he gave to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in 2008, he said, “I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”
As is always the case, the statistics and facts prove the president wrong. Folks with concealed carry permits are the nation’s most law-abiding citizens. Very few concealed carry permits are ever revoked.
Knowing this, let’s reverse course and arm the good guys in Chicago and other inner-city war zone towns like Detroit and Baltimore. Studies have shown that where there are good guys with guns, crime subsides.
I agree with the president that families with a father and mother are ultimately the key to reducing violence. I suspect many of the Chicago gangstas wouldn’t know their father if he walked up to them and introduced himself.
Repairing the damage the president’s own party has heaped on black Americans is the greatest of challenges and the key to ultimately reducing violence.
You don’t need to be a sociologist to know that the social welfare programs advocated and funded by the Democratic Party for the past 50 years have caused more destruction and devastation to black American families and communities than guns. The Democratic Party, not the NRA, is the root cause of the violence in our inner cities. The Democrats have brainwashed the sheeple to believe that there is an excuse for everything and everyone else is to blame. That is the recipe for cultural suicide.
The Democratic Party is not likely to reverse course and risk losing the black vote. And it’s also guaranteed that all the gun restrictions and infringements the Democrats support will never reduce the violence on Chicago’s streets.
Let’s reverse course. We’ve tried the Democrats’ solution, and it’s an unmitigated disaster.
It’s time to implement the tried and true reality that an armed society is a polite society, as long as the gangstas are removed.