Rush Limbaugh was on his popular syndicated radio show spouting off as he normally does when some truth actually came out of his mouth. He was going after the so-called ‘anti-gun media’ for not caring about gun violence when it affects urban neighborhoods like Chicago and Oakland.
Here is what he said:
“You guys ever been to Chicago? Do you know what happens in Chicago every night?” Limbaugh rhetorically asked the pro-gun politicians like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who’ve now become pro-gun control in the wake of last week’s massacre. “What happens in Chicago in a week dwarfs what happened in Connecticut. Just nobody’s reporting it. There’s no cameras up there. You don’t see it. All you see is the mayor warning the gangbangers to kill each other instead of other people. That’s all you ever see.”
Limbaugh continued: “Have you ever heard any politician go on an anti-gun rant when you’ve heard about urban violence? Does it ever happen? I’m asking. Those stories out of Chicago were happening daily. Drudge was highlighting them. But take your pick. The Rodney King incident, whatever, the Watts riots, pick one. Post-Katrina looting in New Orleans, was the anti-gun control out in force there? They never are, are they? I wonder why that is? Why is it the anti-gun people never use violence in urban neighborhoods as an example of why we have to get rid of guns?” he asked.
He concluded: “There are more than 41 murders a month in Chicago. The lion’s share of them are taking place in poor black neighborhoods.” source
He makes a valid point that coincides with what a lot of people I know have been saying in private. I even received a very interesting email from a reader who expressed similar sentiments.
Here is what she wrote:
But I reside in Chicago, born and raised; and wondered if anyone would be brave enough to make the comparison, let alone speak of the "mass murdering" of children that take place here year after year. Consistently, across this country, we keep telling black And brown children that they're lives are worthless. We even have the president of the u.s. running to sandy h to shout to the world how we should endear ourselves to This particular group of children. A child dying is a child dying. Senseless. All parents weep in the same fashion over having to burying his/her child. (seemingly unbearable pain) We all need to stop acting so ugly by trying to differentiate Who gets consoled and who gets condemned