Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. Since February 2012 over 500 Americans have been murdered in Chicago. Roughly 75% of the victims in Chicago have been black, as have roughly 78% of the murderers.

But as far as the NAACP is concerned it is not Chicago but rather Sanford, Florida that is the problem

The self-defense ‘not guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the unarmed black teen in February 2012, was delivered less than 30 miles from the convention site in Orlando. And speakers made sure the hundreds of assembled NAACP members knew that federal charges against the exonerated Zimmerman were among the group’s top priorities.

Describing the events in nearby Sanford, Florida as a sign that African-Americans face ‘times of great peril,’ NAACP president Benjamin Jealous said that blacks ‘feel it every time we see one of our young sons … walk out the door and pull his hoodie up.’

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