Despite being seemingly bumped from the front pages, gun control is alive and well. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband showed up in New Hampshire last week to promote their anti-gun agenda. It appears as if Mayor Bloomberg is fronting the money for this nationwide tour. Big shocker.
Since the Newtown shooting, it seems there haven’t been any mass murders. “Gun violence” in America seems to have temporarily subsided. We haven’t heard of any shootings in months.
Could that really be or is it just not being reported? Well, you’d be smart to choose the latter.
There is in fact gun violence, and it’s happening in a most unexpected place, Chicago, Obama’s hometown. Correction: to anyone who pays attention, it is completely expected.
I hope everyone had a nice relaxing Independence Day weekend — parades, picnics, family gatherings.
You may have done those things, but the people of Chicago spent their long weekend dodging bullets. Of course watching, listening to, or reading any national media, one would never know.
In Chicago, over the 4th of July weekend, a mere 74 people were shot and 12 were killed. That’s from Wednesday night to Sunday night!
This happens month after month, year after year in a city with possibly the strictest gun control in the country. The totals for 2013, and we’re only halfway, are 870 shot and wounded, 180 shot and killed, and 211 total homicides (knives, clubs, fists, etc.).
So why is this not front page material, above the fold, in the New York Times? Why did I not see the weekend’s carnage when I opened my Internet browser? Could it be the mainstream press really does have an agenda? Could be.
Who is the mayor of Chicago? Oh that’s right, it’s Rahm Emanuel, friend of both the Clinton’s and Obama.
The media wouldn’t actually try to paper over the 1037 murders that have occurred since 2011 when Rahm took office would they? I’m sure that’s the farthest thing from the truth.
So let’s check the Internet. Pick a search engine. I tried both Google and Bing. There were many reports of the weekend violence, but all were from conservative or local/regional sites. Nothing from the Times online, MSNBC, Washington Post, et al.
Several page searches in, I did stumble upon a CNN article. Frankly, I was stunned to find they would report on it. I can’t say I was surprised to find that CNN, trying to find the positive spin, actually reported gun violence was down. The report claimed that the city was making progress, but according to officials there was much to be done. That’s an understatement! But after closer examination I noticed the article was from June, when only 40 were murdered and 225 shot and wounded. That’s progress?
They can try to sugarcoat this all they want, but there were more people shot in Chicago this past weekend than in Egypt.
So do your own search and tell me that the press doesn’t have an agenda, or maybe they just don’t think blacks being shot and murdered is important, unless your name is Trayvon.