Left blames Chicago’s out-of-control gun violence on global warming

Hefner on Morning JoeIn all the talk about gun control, Chicago presents a significant problem for the left. With some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, gun-related deaths in Chicago were higher than troop deaths in Afghanistan in 2012, according to The Daily.

Complicating things even further, Chicago is where President Obama calls home, where he once worked as a community organizer, where his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, now serves as mayor – and where The Daily reports the murder rate is up a staggering 35 percent in hizzoner’s second year in office, quadruple the rate of New York City.

Gun shops are outlawed, and there are no civilian gun ranges within city limits. Yet the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. Emanuel says he is “working on an ordinance that would restrict guns more tightly,” WLS-TV Chicago reported earlier this month.

The Windy City provides stark evidence that tougher gun restrictions fail to make us safer, and the left must find a way to explain this away.

Enter Christie Hefner, the former chairwoman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises who is now working with the far-left organization, Center for American Progress.

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Hefner said Chicago’s sky-high murder rate could be blamed — at least in part — on climate change, according to the Daily Caller.

Talk about killing two birds with one stone (pardon the pun).

“Yes, last year we hit a record number of murders from guns [in Chicago],” Hefner said. “And this year we are already outpacing last year’s numbers. Now, there are contributing factors that are not under anybody’s control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather. There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer. And we are having this climate change effect that is driving that.”

Which begs the question: Is it just hotter in Chicago?

The most recent FBI statistics show that overall, violent crime was down in 2011 across America. What’s more, the Midwest, which includes Chicago, had the country’s lowest violent crime rate, with 349.9 reported cases per 100,000 residents.

In a forward-looking October article that focused on gun violence in Chicago and Obama’s position on gun control, Breitbart.com closed with this ominous warning: “Just think, this means that if Obama wins a second term the whole country will get a chance to enjoy the same kind of peace and tranquility Chicagoans enjoy on their gun-free streets everyday.”

Past, meet the future.


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  • Big Dem

    You cannot debate with a True Believer because their ideology is much more important that reality. In Chicago only criminals have and carry guns routinely, so the city has one of the highest rates of gun crime in the world. The FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics crime statistics show that 80% of all firearms used in crimes were obtained through a friend, acquaintance, purchased illegally as a street buy, or stolen. Tightening gun laws only disarms law abiding citizens and the law enforcement data proves it. This is not about reducing violent crime. This is Progressives using crime as the excuse to restrict individual freedom and expand the tyranical control of the federal government. This is about destroying the Bill of Rights so European styled Socialism can be installed in the US and our wealth can be "redistributed" around the world.

  • BCcappy

    Now let me get this straight, the ONLY cities in America being affected by the heat wave (NON-man-made-warming) is the idiots in cities and state much higher accessibility to guns that have fascist level gun control???? All the cities with killer heat in the southwest that have a huge advantage in legal owners that are for some reason resistant to heat 10 and 20 digits higher, so with several times the accessibility have DRASTIC differences in gun related violence???

    Or is it just welfare animals and thugs are now joined by the rest of them raised in the culture of 'if I want it you better give it to me', and 'if I don't like what you say you should DIE' liberal mindset come out of their holes (apartments with metal grates on the doors and windows) they hide from the street gangs more often and commit crimes themselves????

    • Maggie

      Spot on BC. I wonder if they EVER think before they speak,or listen to themselves ?

  • BillWhit

    I am really beginning to think that Liberalism is a Mental Disease. They are totally void of reality!

  • Jonathan

    Just do what I do and put an added inflection on the word "ideology" when you talk to a liberal about theirs refer to it as "Idio-logy" and a conservative "Ideo-logy" they won't really grasp it but you will know you are actually refering to them as an "idiot". I get a kick out of the little things like that.

  • Rooster

    That just about tells it!!

  • Bob Honiker

    The problem in Chicago is a surplus of barbarians.

  • John

    Actually I think Hefner is on to something here. It probably is hotter in Chicago what with all that hot air from Rahm and Obama! haha

  • Samantha

    Are you kidding me?! What don't you people put the blame where it really goes. People are going bat crazy because of Obama and his administrations thought out plan on the ban on our weapons. Notice how this stuff did not start happening until right before Obama's second election. It started in early December 1 month before elections and then stopped a few days before his second term. Then a few days after his second term it started right back up and then at least 2 shootings happen every week since then. This is absolutely rediculas. How many people are going to have to die before You idiots figure it out. How many more innocent children are going to be shot because the lack of protection and the government protecting them? They can not even balance a budget, but yet you want them to protect you and take away your given right to protect your self. Your crazy! They are not going to protect you, look at all of these innocent people who were killed. All of the people who commited these crimes are some how connected to the government in some way. Their all dems which is wierd by itself. I mean really, all these crimes commited by dems? Not to mention all of the people who are commiting these crimes support Obama and his administration in some way, shape or form. Kinda messed up how it is. It is weird and deffinately makes you think on what is going on and who is doing it.

  • Daisy

    Christie Hefner et al cannot think and must make up excuses that deny reality. That we know. This, coupled with the media's ability to distort facts, makes a deadly combination. Both, presented to the deaf-dumb-blind-gullible population, makes havoc and faulty conclusions that will reap more ineffective laws.

    Christie, I hate to bust your bubble, but Chicago is not the only place that gets hot. I don't hear any such theory applied to Las Vegas or Phoenix, both of which get pretty toasty in the Summer.

  • http://mcbluefire.blogspot.com Marc

    With the theory Hefner stated it should be much more dangerous to live in south Texas or Florida than Chicago. Five second debunk. Move along….

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