Glenn posted a comparison on Facebook showing two U.S. cities with strikingly similar demographics—and radically different views on guns and the Second Amendment. Which city had the higher homicide rate, by a long shot? The numbers tell a very interesting story.
"I love this. Mr. President, help me out on this one," Glenn asked rhetorically on The Glenn Beck Program. "I know you want to take away guns; I know that's what you think the problem is—or you'd like to have us all believe that is the problem. But let me tell you the tale of two cities."
Here are the numbers Glenn shared on Facebook and on air Monday:
Chicago: 2.7 million
Houston: 2.15 million
Non-Hispanic White Population
Median Household Income
Concealed Carry Gun Laws
Number of Dedicated Gun Stores
Houston: 184 (plus 1,500 legal places to buy guns such as Walmart, Kmart, sporting goods stores, etc.)
Homicides Per Hundred Thousand Citizens (2012)
As a courtesy, Glenn also provided average high temperatures --- which show significant disparity -- should anyone want to attribute the violence to climate change.
Average High Temperature
Chicago: 31 degrees
Houston: 63 degrees
"Obviously [it's] the temperature," co-host Pat chimed in.
"It could be the temperature," echoed Glenn.
Tune in to TheBlaze TV later this week when Glenn will pull out the chalkboard, making the case that President Obama is leading us to a very dark place. What will save us? The truth.
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Featured Image: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a national address from the Oval Office of the White House December 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Obama was expected to speak on his plans to battle the threat of terror attacks and defeating ISIL in the wake of last week's attack in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)