The president's most recent criticism: American guns are responsible for the murders in Mexico. He failed to mention that his administration brought many of those guns into Mexico. It would be LOL if it WSS.
I assume most of the murders in Chicago are due to American guns also. The NY Times is reporting:
This city’s 471st homicide of 2012 happened in the middle of the day, in the middle of a crowd, on the steps of the church where the victim of homicide 463 was being eulogized. Sherman Miller, who was 21, collapsed amid gunfire not far from the idling hearse that was there to carry away James Holman, 32, shot to death a week earlier.
The shooting, on Nov. 26, was one more jarring reminder of just how common killings seem to have grown on the streets of Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, where 506 homicides were reported in 2012, a 16 percent increase over the year before, even as the number of killings remained relatively steady or dropped in some cities, including New York.I wonder if the President will go to Chicago following his visit to Mexico where he apologized for American guns killing so many innocent Mexican citizens.
Based on homicide statistics, it is safer for an American soldier in Afghanistan than a citizen in Chicago.
Chicago homicides by year (wiki) in first column; US deaths in Afghanistan, second column:
- 2001: 667 12
- 2002: 656 49
- 2003: 601 48
- 2004: 453 52
- 2005: 451 99
- 2006: 471 98
- 2007: 448 117
- 2008: 513 155
- 2009: 459 317
- 2010: 436 499
- 2011: 435 418
- 2012: 506 310
- 2013, to date: 100 33
Breitbart provides the explanation for the high homicide rate in Chicago.