This time it’s really isn’t the gun’s fault. It’s not even the perpetrator’s fault. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is blaming the weather for the recent increase in gun related deaths and gang violence.
“Nice weather will put more people on the street, which will create more opportunity for crime to occur,” said McCarthy when questioned about the recent increase in violent crime within Chicago. “The opportunity is limited when you have a foot of snow.”
So much for personal responsibility. I think it’s finally obvious – everyone can now agree that gun violence has a direct correlation with global warming.
It should also be noted that New York City has received less snow than Chicago and the crime rate is down. Go figure.