Saturday, July 14, 2012

Solving the Chicago violence problem using a historical method

We are told repeatedly that guns cause deaths.  Considering that Chicago is one of the most restrictive cities in the US with regard to gun rights, one would think that it would be a very safe place to live.  Unfortunately, that's not the case.  Chicago is experiencing a homicide surge that has the mayor, Rahm Emanuel, asking gang members nicely to take their fight elsewhere. While this is a noble sentiment, methinks this might be asking a bit much of your average gangmember.

Michael Bane feels the same way, but he has a response that is rather outside the box.  He recommends dropping an updated version of the FP-45 Liberator to residents of Chicago.  The masses can then fight back against the gangs the same way that occupied Europe fought against the Germans in WWII.  We even updated the concept during Vietnam with the Deer Gun, but these were never mass produced.  It's worth a read.