Saturday, December 29, 2012

Strict Gun Control in Chicago is NOT working

Gun bans are put in place by people with power who don't seem to understand that criminals will carry guns anyway, despite what the law says. Meanwhile, it is the law abiding citizens who obey the law, that are left defenseless. The entire point of banning guns in Chicago was to try and make it more safe. Ultimately, the opposite is actually what occurs with these bans. Criminals know they will be met with no type of effective resistance when they chose a victim. One could argue that this actually emboldens those with evil intent to follow through with violence against the innocent.

Gun bans in places such as Chicago have proved useless. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Even since the 2008 McDonald vs. Chicago decision, citizens have to jump through what seems to be an infinite number of hoops to purchase a gun legally to have in their home for self defense. Your standard citizen is still not allowed to carry a gun for self defense out in public in Chicago. Year after year, homicide numbers and violence is increasing. 2012 saw just over 500 homicides in this city, making it one of the most dangerous places to live and visit.

As shown in the story below, a victim can comply 100% and still be shot by these monsters roaming the streets of Chicago. I have heard people say "Just give them whatever they want and they won't hurt you." Really?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

When Cold Blooded Murderers Are Allowed To Re-Enter Society

I sat in a Courtroom in the spring of 2012, while the man who shot my husband 6 times in front of myself and 50 others was tried for first degree murder. 
 Unfortunately, when a Judge (Judge Seth Norman in our case) drops a first degree murder charge to 2nd degree, the cold blooded killer will eventually walk free one day. 

So what can happen when these murderers are set free to live amongst us in society? Here is an example of what can happen. An ex-con who brutally murdered his grandmother and served only 17 years for the crime has now murdered two first responder firefighters and then killed himself in upstate New York. A booby trap set by an evil, sick, demented individual who should have never been allowed to re-enter society in the first place.

We already have laws in place that say felons cannot possess guns. The problem is, criminals do not follow laws. Needless to say, I do not have much faith in our Criminal Justice System. It is just a system. A system that strikes deals with those who do not value life. A system that is not hard enough on violent criminals. A system that puts these dangerous predators back on our streets.

I have the great pleasure (sarcasm) of knowing that my husband's murderer will be allowed to walk free one day at the age of 66. A man who psychologists labeled paranoid/delusional/suicidal in court, is actually going to be walking our streets again. I fear what news story will be associated with him upon his release. It makes me worry not only for myself, but for everyone out there. I have been through hell and do not ever want another family to be faced with this same torment. These monsters have got to be put away forever. What is it going to take for our courts to change?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Victim Of Mass Shooting in Texas Defends Gun Rights

Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp survived the mass shooting at a Luby's Cafeteria in Texas in 1991. Both her parents were murdered that day in the restaurant. Suzanna was unable to try and stop the shooter because of Texas State Law prohibiting law abiding citizens carrying for self defense. Suzanna's gun was locked in her car because she feared the penalties of being caught with it.

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting where 20 children and 6 adults were murdered, the media immediately called for more gun control. Suzanna explains how Gun Free Zones create victims and other problems with calls for more gun control in the wake of this horrific event.