Chicago has proven that gun control doesn’t work. Only good guys with guns can defeat bad guys – period.
Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel is now resurrecting police tactical teams to deal with urban violence, by far the leading cause of gun violence in America.
Mayor Emanuel had decimated the Targeted Response Unit and the Mobile Strike Force units in order to live up to his campaign promise to put 1,000 more officers on patrol. Unfortunately, he dismantled the most effective units against gun violence that Chicago had.
Realizing his mistake, Mayor Emanuel is re-instating the policy of his predecessor and recreating the teams he spent his first year tearing apart.
Now that Chicago has seen more than 500 murders in the first year of Emanuel’s policies, his idealistic approach to policing has been realized as naive – even by him.