Reverend Michael Pfleger Blames Mass Chicago Violence On NRA

by William Teach | June 7, 2015 8:23 am

You remember Reverend Michael Pfleger[1], right? He’s a big pal of Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, the pastor of whom Barack Obama listened to for 20 years, sat in the the pews of Wright’s church. Obama would also listen to Pfleger give guest sermons. He has a long history[2] of hating America, playing the race card (even though he is white), and joining in with far, far left politics. Is this any surprise?

(Breitbart[3]) On June 6, Reverend Michael Pfleger listed recent shootings in heavily gun-controlled Chicago then said the NRA “will pay pay for the murder of our children.”

He was joined by Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross.

Pleger, Jackson, and Gross rallied outside of Chuck’s Gun Shop, where Jackson recently rallied for the ban of guns already banned in Chicago.

Pleger began his speech at the rally by pointing out that ten persons were shot and three were killed on the night of June 5 alone. He then said, “I’m not a gun grabber, I’m a life lover,” after which he pointed to Chuck’s Gun Shop and said, “And I love life more than the death that they are perpetrating.”

He went on to blame Chuck, to blame the NRA, to blame the gun manufacturers for the “blood running down our streets, and our children laying in cemeteries”. He went on to say we need to “title guns like cars”. Chicago, and Illinois, have some of the most draconian gun restrictions in the country, and every legally purchased handgun requires a federal background check and waiting period.

At the end of his speech he stated

At the end of the day you can argue with us [and] you can call us names, but you got to deal with God. And the blood of our children is on your hands. And you will pay for the murder of our children.

An interesting notion, considering he’s been a Reverend for over 30 years, and supports abortion on demand, which kills more Blacks than guns. Consider[4]

Father Pfleger has been politicking for over thirty years, and for what? His Auburn-Gresham neighborhood is still one of the most dangerous in Chicago. The renegade priest’s partisan social gospel doesn’t seem to be working.

It’s easy for Pfleger to blame guns, the NRA, Chuck, and others, but, he never seems to account for the fact that the Blacks in his neighborhood have been extremely violent, and are shooting each other. He doesn’t note that 75% of Chicago murders are committed by Black people. He never notes that Leftist policies have utterly failed the Blacks in his majority Black neighborhood. He never notes that the guns used are not legally acquired. He also fails to note that, absent guns, his neighborhood, and most of Chicago, has a high crime rate (though it’s still safer than Baltimore[5]). There’s a 1 in 111 chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Chicago, over double the rate for Illinois. There’s a 1 in 28 chance of being a victim of a property crime.

Then there’s this

(The Blaze[6]) On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature. Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns.

Gun control advocates warned that high-crime areas, like Chicago, would only see more violence if residents were allowed to carry guns in public.

In reality, the opposite may be happening.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958[7] in the first quarter of 2014. There were 6 fewer murders than the same timeframe in 2013 — a 9 percent drop — and 55 fewer murders than 2012, police said.

Further, there were reportedly 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims[8] compared to last year. There have also been 222 fewer shootings and 292 fewer shooting victims compared to the first quarter in 2012.

Crime actually dropped in Chicago after concealed carry was passed and implemented. Furthermore, has anyone been talking about how murderous Chicago has been recently? Perhaps he should worry about why the people in his area are so violent and murderous, and stop attempting to restrict law abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove[9]. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach[10].

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