Governor Pat Quinn "says he would consider using state resources to help combat Chicago street violence," and "did not specifically veto the idea of deploying Guard members in Chicago" as reported by Mike Krauser for WBBM.
Most of the deadly violence on the city's mean streets is among rival gangs carving out their retail turf in the drug trade, and Chicago authorities have been powerless against the Sinaloa cartel which supplies 80% of the heroin, coke, pot and meth in the Windy City from which it earns $3 billion a year as reported by Bloomberg. The Sinaloa cartel is headed by Forbes-listed billionaire Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and Chicago Crime Commission chief Art Bilek says the drug boss has "centralized everything -- the shipping, warehousing and distribution of drugs, and the collection and transport of money back to Mexico" and "has top people in here to make sure things run smoothly."
Of course, Chicago authorities may wish to restore Second Amendment rights to its good people in order to combat the narco insurgency which so far has bested law enforcement. Indeed, in the western-central Mexican state of Michoacan where the government also has abdicated its duty to protect the people, "armed citizen militias" are stepping into the breach in battle against the drug cartels and other "organized crime thugs" as reported by Deborah Hastings for the Daily News.
The other day Barack Obama insisted that the United States is not a Banana Republic as reported by Justin Sink for The Hill. News flash, Mr. President: when the Mexican cartels are running your former stomping ground you're already reduced to nothing more than the worthless head of a failed state. Now deal with it.
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