Jesse Jackson pressed to defend Chicago gun ban

December 28, 2012 5:29 pm  

(MEDIAITE) = Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared on CNN on Friday where he was pressed to defend Chicago’s strict gun control laws following the city’s 500th homicide, 87.5 percent of which are gun-related, this year. Jackson said that Chicago, unlike Newtown, has no gun culture – Newtown, Connecticut, having several gun ranges whereas Chicago has none. He also said that the pressing issues of poverty, unemployment and the lack of a sense of mobility in America’s urban centers are the root causes of gun violence.

Jackson was asked to defend Chicago’s gun ban, given the staggering rates of gun violence in America’s cities compared to other areas that do not have such strict gun laws and experience less gun violence.

“I think about Newtown, for example, they have three or four gun ranges. There are no gun ranges in Chicago,” Jackson replied. “Newtown is so different than the complexity of the urban crisis.”

“40 percent unemployment does matter,” Jackson continued. “Lack of education does matter.” He said that gun crime and joblessness are inextricably linked.

Jackson was asked again, given Chicago’s gun violence in spite of its strict gun laws, how even stricter gun laws can be justified.

“The guns are not coming from Chicago,” Jackson replied. “Chicago is in a bubble as the manufacturer — we’re a target market for gun flow. And they exploit the poverty and the pain.”

“It’s not gun violence. It’s also poverty and lack of education and lack of dreams, where people think killing is the only way out,” Jackson concluded. “This is the need for an urban policy of reconstruction.”

NY Paper to Publish Additional Gun Owners' Names, Addresses
Obama Gives Raise to Biden, Congress as Fiscal Cliff Looms!

Top Stories

114 Democrats Urge Exec Action Gun Control (Breitbart) - On November 23 Representative Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (D-CA-5th) and 113 of his Democrat colleagues submitted a letter urging Presid...
Anti-Gun Hillary Clinton has Enjoyed Taxpayer-Funded Armed Securi... (Breitbart) - Hillary Clinton is campaigning on a war against gun stores, gun makers, and gun owners, yet she has spent decades of her life—perhaps ...
WH: Americans Should Talk About Gun Control ‘Around the Tha... (CNS News) - Instead of voting to "encumber and bog down the refugee process," Republicans should go along with a Democrat demand to bar people on a s...
MSNBC Panel Supports Stripping Gun Rights from Watchlist Suspects... (Free Beacon) - A panel on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes argued that those on the government’s terror watch list ought to be barred from legally...
NRA Investigation Reveals Embarrassing FAIL Behind So-Called ‘S... (Bizpac Review) - A gun turn-in event in North Carolina was laughably painted by the liberal media as a major success. “Nearly 1000 Take Pled...
Schumer: Senate Dems Will Push Major Gun Control Bill Early in 20... (Newsmax) - One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Senate vows that his party will "bring a universal background check bill to the floor of the Senat...


Please help us stay spam-free. Mouse over a spam post and click the X to report spam.