As reported, the armed robberies in Oak Park, Illinois are increasing, despite the more than 20-year-old handgun ban:
- Two criminals robbed a man in a parking lot on the 500 block of South Austin around 6:45am on August 15th. The first robber pulled a handgun and struck the man across the face. The other pulled the victim’s wallet and cellphone from his pocket. Both criminals escaped.
- A man riding a 10-speed bike asked a pedestrian for money and was refused. The cyclist then demanded the man’s money, and was told to “get lost.” The cyclist replied, “You think you a bad ***,” then reached into his waistband. When the pedestrian moved into the street and began yelling for help, the robber-cyclist rode off westbound on Lake Street.
- There was also a home invasion robbery on the 1100 block of South Maple Avenue in Oak Park, IL. One resident said that as he descended the interior stairway, he was confronted by a man who pointed a handgun at him and demanded his money. The home invaders escaped with the mans keys and wallet.
This is more evidence of the fact that those members of society who are willing to commit a violent crime are also willing to violate a law prohibiting handgun ownership. Gun control laws simply don’t work, as they rely upon the idea that criminals will obey laws – when in fact these people are criminals because they don’t obey laws. Making matters worse, criminals like easy targets, and the disarmed people of Oak Park seem to be just the type of target criminals want to rob.
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