In what must be one of the most blatent acts of hypocrisy, Chicago, the city with incredibly strict gun laws, is the recipient of guns from the U.S. government. And these firearms don’t go to law-abiding citizens, but rather to criminal gangs. It just doesn’t get much more crazy than that.
We’re all familiar with “Fast and Furious,” the gun-running operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms that was used to arm gangs in Mexico. That’s just one example of federal government agencies putting firearms, in many cases fully-automatic firearms, in the hands of criminals.
With its well-publicized opposition to private citizens owning any sort of firearms, surely the U.S. government would never furnish guns to people. The very idea is crazy. In fact, what we’d expect would be government agencies seizing guns to reduce the number in circulation. And they would especially target weapons with large magazines or that were fully-automatic weapons.
Guess again. We now have the incredible spectacle of government agencies putting firearms in the hands of criminals. In fact, there are well-documented instances demonstrating that this has been a common practice for decades.
In addition to publicly known global arms deals to U.S. political allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia, revelations about the rise of ISIS indicate that U.S. arms and military trainees have been a critical factor in the rise of the terror group.
That is absolutely insane. Has the U.S. provided weapons to the very terrorist group it claims to be fighting? Yes.
And another instance,
From 2006 to 2011 the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ran a gun smuggling operation into Mexico to ostensibly dismantle Mexican drug gangs, accomplishing the precise opposite, however, in what has affectionately become known as Fast and Furious.
It’s not just a gun-running operation either. Drugs are involved.
Furthermore, it is alleged that the CIA, DEA and other government agencies have been involved for decades in the destruction of American communities by covertly shipping in drugs. Former DEA agent Cele Castillo has been persecuted by the U.S. government for seeking accountability of the George H.W. Bush administration for drug smuggling into the U.S. He would know as he was directly involved.
Back to Chicago, we find more explosive revelations.
In a publicly available video testimony an ex-Chicago gang member describes how crates of fully automatic firearms would regularly be found in alleyways and backstreets of urban Chicago at the early hours of the morning, giving free, illegal weapons to the gangs of Chi-Town, which is now often referred to as Chiraq because it is a war zone.
Listen to a former Chicago gang member describe the situation:
As if Chicago doesn’t already have enough problems, we find goverment agencies making matters worse.
Please ask those agencies to stay out of baseball, since right now the Cubs are one of the few bright spots Chicago has.