Chicago has a long-storied history of crime going back way before the infamous days of gangsters like Frank ‘The Enforcer’ Nitti, Papa John Torrio, Diamond Joe Esposito, Vinvent ‘The Schemer’ Drucci, Louis ‘Two Gun’ Alterie, Machine Gun McGurn, Big Jim Colosimo, Bugs Moran, Dean O’Banion, Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger and Al Capone.
However, Chicago is also known for decades of crooked politics including mayors and city councilmen. Perhaps the most crooked politician who started his political career in Chicago is none other than Barack Obama. He started his political career in Chicago as a community activist and then a state senator, then US senator and then the White House.
Chicago’s current mayor, Rahm Emanuel served as Obama’s White House Chief of Staff before moving back to Chicago to run for mayor. Like his mentor, Emanuel is very anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment. Prior to Emanuel becoming mayor of the Windy City, Chicago residents lived with some pretty strict gun-control laws – some were state laws, some Cook County laws and others were Chicago city ordinances.
If Obama and Emanuel’s anti-gun rhetoric were true, one would expect Chicago to have a low crime rate involving guns, but the facts show that the opposite is true.