Chicago is now the murder capital of the United States, and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is mulling using the National Guard and state police to deal with the violence in the liberal bastion. Of course, he said he would need to coordinate with local authorities before having the state take action. When it comes to the cause of the widespread violence, it doesn’t sound like he had many ideas.
Quinn said potential solutions to crime include community efforts to minimize the impact of gangs and early education.
He says he also remains committed to doing something about assault rifles – one is suspected of being used in Thursday’s shooting – and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Doesn’t Chicago already have strict gun control laws? They don’t seem to be working. Of course there was no mention of the breakdown in families that lead to children joining gangs. As if more early childhood education, creating a police state, or passing even more gun control laws will solve the problem.