Twenty children and six adults were killed in the horrendous school massacre in Connecticut. It's interesting that this tragedy has motivated President Obama to demand new gun control laws. It's worth examining some facts.
According to the 2000 census, the population of Newtown, Connecticut, is 95 percent white. The median household income is $90,193.
Chicago, Illinois, is 55 percent black or Hispanic with a median household income of $38,625.
In 2012, the average number of murders per month in Chicago was 40--with 78 percent of the victims being black.
So why is it that when hundreds of blacks (including children) are murdered every year in Chicago, it doesn't motivate Obama to propose new gun control laws--but then 26 murders in a rich, white community does? The only logical conclusion is racism. It's expected that inner-city blacks in Chicago commit murders, but that's unacceptable for upper-class whites. We can't control the criminal use of guns in ghettos, but we need laws to protect suburbanites.