Stop the Shooting–Pretty Please?

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Could you guys please not shoot anybody till after 9 p.m.?

A Chicago alderwoman has asked the city’s street gangs–nicely, we hasten to add–to please limit their shootings and murders to night-time… preferably between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. (

Last weekend 23 Chicagoans got shot. The city’s police force has some 1,500 vacancies… which the new Far Left Crazy mayor wants to fill with social workers instead of cops. I wonder how come they didn’t try poets.

More Fun Facts of Gun Control

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Not that any politicians were paying attention, but in Chicago this past weekend, seven people were shot to death. And this in a city famous for its multitude of gun control laws. Amazingly, criminals break laws.

New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin brought up a startling fact yesterday, in a guest spot on Mark Simone’s WOR radio show.

If not for the bizarre case of two rogue police detectives who hired themselves out to the mob as hit men (, Goodwin said, there would have been no murders in New York City committed with legally-possessed firearms. There are, of course, hundreds of murders done in New York City; but in recent memory, except for the eight people wacked by the cops turned mob assassins, none of those murders was done with a gun in legal possession of its user.

New York City has pretty strict gun laws, too, come to think of it. For some reason gang members and professional criminals simply pay no attention to them. Somehow they always get guns.

Disarming the law-abiding population, taking away their means of self-defense, is a left-wing project, part of liberals’ scheme to grow the government. They can’t turn us into Venezuela if we’re armed.

And no, they absolutely don’t care how many people get gunned down in Chicago or Baltimore or any other Democrat urban paradise. That’s just life in a sanctuary city.