Chicago Gun Violence So Severe That State Lawmaker Requests National Guard Help

Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.


Ill. Rep Requests National Guard Help Stop Chicago Violence (CBS News, July 10, 2013):

CHICAGO, Ill. (IRN) – Gun violence in Chicago is so severe that a state lawmaker wants state police and the National Guard to assist the local cops.

State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) is making the request.

“I am requesting with this press conference that Gov. Patrick Quinn order the Illinois National Guard (and) the Illinois State Police (to) come to Chicago and work with our mayor Ron (sic) Emanuel to provide safety for the children, especially,” she said at a news conference in Springfield.

Other state lawmakers accompanied Davis to recognize the severity of the problem, and the extent to which it carries beyond Chicago’s troubled neighborhoods to the entire city and other parts of the state, but not necessarily to concur with her solution.

Over the holiday weekend, 74 people were shot and 12 killed in Chicago, and Davis says the police don’t have the manpower to make arrests.

However, she said that if these state personnel are called in, a special commission must be set up to make sure they have clear orders on what to do each day.

“We don’t want them to have us fearing them also,” she said.

2 thoughts on “Chicago Gun Violence So Severe That State Lawmaker Requests National Guard Help

  1. On another note, nothing to do with this story, just found this post on rt.com. US media insists there have been no riots or uprisings from the latest murder trial that let another killer go free. They are lying through their teeth, a picture does say a thousand words, and there are pictures of uprisings all over the nation.
    How sad when a government is so weak it has to have it’s corporate media lie without end.
    I thought this would interest you. I did not watch the trial, it is just another piece of obfuscation to keep any real news out of the eyes and ears of the dumbed down Americans. I am not surprised at the result, I expected it.
    http://rt.com/usa/zimmerman-acquittal-nationwide-protests-071/

  2. But I thought guns were illegal in Chicago? There cant be a problem with gun violence when guns are outlawed, right? Just goes to show that gun laws dont work!!!!!!!!!! They only work against honest law abiding citizens!!!! It also prev en ts us from defending ourselves from the scum of the earth. Sounds like another victory for anti gun advocates:)

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