When George Bush was President we heard daily about the deaths of soldiers killed in the war. Now we hear nothing. But one city, Chicago, stands out. Why? Because people in Chicago, at least the law abiding ones, can not have a gun. What good is gun control if the criminals don't listen?
Chicago residents face a murder rate that, thus far this year, is higher than the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan.The war zone-like statistics are not new. As WBEZ reports, while some 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, more than 5,000 people have been killed by gun fire in Chicago during that time, based on Department of Defense and FBI data.According to the Chicago Sun-Times', more Chicago residents -- 228 -- have been killed so far this year in the city than the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan - 144 -- over the same period.