Those who work to keep guns away from law-abiding citizens – “the anti-gun advocates” -- regularly lobby legislators in places like Montana and Iowa to pass the kind of “tough anti-gun” laws that places like -- - oh, Chicago, for instance - - have.
Well, how's it all working out in the Windy City?
This today from the Chicago Tribune:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday raised the possibility of bringing in state troopers or even the Illinois National Guard to help Chicago combat a recent increase in violent crime -- an offer that Mayor Richard Daley didn't know was coming.I’m wondering: Do you think Sen. Obama’s going to Iraq to get away from Chicago’s violence?
Appearing at signing ceremony for a bill that toughens the penalty for adults who provide guns to minors, Blagojevich said "violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control."
"I'm offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help ... stop this violence," said the governor.
Blagojevich said Daley had not asked for help and he had not talked to the mayor about offering it, adding he would call Daley after he met later in the day with the state police, National Guard and others. ...
The CT’s entire story’s here.
Hat tip: Instapundit.com