Dear Assault Weapons Ban Proponents: Chicago murder rate far worse than during Al Capone ‘gangland’ days

“Let’s compare two months: January 1929, leading up to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and last month, January 2013. Forty-two people were killed in Chicago last month, the most in January since 2002, and far worse than the city’s most notorious crime era at the end of the Roaring Twenties. January 1929 there were 26 killings.”

So far, I have not found a single journalist who has compiled information on the perpetrators in Chicago. It would be interesting to know if they had records, if their weapons were legal and yes, their race.  *Cue the that’s raaaacist kid*

Related: Chicago marchers urge Obama to come home to address gun violence

 

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