Duncan And Emmanuel Promote Education Dept's Summer Reading Initiative

It’s not easy being this clueless, he must practice at it.

Calling gun control the “weak link” in Chicago’s public safety chain, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday renewed his pitch for stiffer sentencing, background checks before gun purchases and a revised and strengthened assault weapons ban.

The mayor’s political call to arms follows a Fourth of July weekend bloodbath that saw the Chicago Sun-Times tally 38 separate shooting incidents from Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon, including 10 homicides.

“Gun control . . . is the weak link in the chain of public safety for the city of Chicago,” the mayor said.