Caldwell: Chicago Murder Rate Shows 'False Narrative' on Strict Gun Control Laws
City sees nearly 3,000 shootings in 2017.
As the debate over gun control rages, Chicago continues to be plagued by gun violence, despite having some of the strictest firearms laws in the country.
In 2017 alone, the city saw more than 2,700 shooting incidents.
Fox News political analyst and Chicago native Gianno Caldwell said this issue can't be solved by expanding gun laws, because criminals don't obey the law.
"That's where this narrative is so false and is so incorrect. And I don't understand the insanity of those -- especially the Democrat legislators in Illinois and in the city of Chicago -- who believe that if you have the most comprehensive gun control laws on the books, that that will prevent this gun violence that continues to occur," Caldwell said.
He singled out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who he said refuses to actually address the crisis.
"Every elected official around this country should be calling Rahm Emanuel out. He doesn't care. I've said it before: black lives don't matter to Rahm Emanuel. Black votes matter to Rahm Emanuel," Caldwell said.
He said Emanuel is just another politician who's seeking to remain in power, and he doesn't actually care about the "poor folks" of Chicago.
"I think people see how awful he is," Caldwell said. "Hopefully the citizens of Chicago will vote for someone else, because having another term of Rahm Emanuel is deadly."
Watch more from Caldwell above, including an emotional story about his brother surviving a scary shooting incident.