Texas Gov. Abbott claims Chicago’s ‘tougher’ gun laws fail to prevent violence are false, BGA finds

Texas Gov. Abbott claims Chicago’s ‘tougher’ gun laws fail to prevent violence are false, BGA finds

CHICAGO (TOC) — Talks on gun reform are ramping up nationwide following the lethal college taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott claims more durable gun legal guidelines usually are not a “actual resolution” to stopping gun violence, utilizing Chicago’s gun legal guidelines as his instance.

“I hate to say this, however there are extra individuals who have been shot each weekend in Chicago than there are in colleges in Texas,” Abbott stated “And we have to notice that individuals who assume that, effectively, perhaps if we may simply implement more durable gun legal guidelines, it will resolve it, Chicago and L.A. and New York disprove that thesis. And so, in case you’re in search of an actual resolution, Chicago teaches that what you are speaking about is just not an actual resolution.”

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The Higher Authorities Affiliation’s PolitiFact reporter fact-checked the declare and there are lots of to be revealed that present the declare is fake.

“What he fails to think about is the geography and that’s the police division says that 60 % of the weapons utilized in Chicago come from states like Indiana the place the gun legal guidelines extra resemble Texas and they are much a lot simpler to get,” stated BGA investigative editor David Kidwell.

“A extra correct comparability is California and New York, each of that are surrounded by states with extra strict gun legal guidelines. And in case you take a look at the per capita gun deaths in these states, they are much extra far more decrease than Texas and Chicago,” stated Kidwell.

The newest crime information launched this week by the Chicago Police Division reveals gun violence is down in comparison with this time final 12 months.

Leaders have lengthy stated weapons coming into the town from different states contribute to Chicago’s gun downside.

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