During the first six month of 2012, the Windy City has suffered 228 homicides.
It has stiff laws against gun ownership. This has disarmed law-abiding citizens, leaving them at the mercy of flash mobs and gangs.
Nationally, crime rates are dropping. But not in Chicago, where the city offers a $100 gift certificate to anyone who turns in a gun.
The program has a snazzy slogan: “Save a Life. Don’t Kill a Dream”
And get a $100 gift certificate, too.
The city has targeted (I could not resist)
“people come out that have weapons lying around the house, or weapons, maybe, that they don’t necessarily want in their house. This is a chance to get some money for their weapon, and get another dangerous weapon on the street.”
So, the city’s strategy is to make people safer by disarming them. This is the standard gun-control strategy.
So far, it has not been successful.
My slogan: “Learn to shoot. Save a Life. Yours.”