Meanwhile, in the Gun Control Capital of Chicago, At Least 40 People Shot, 4 Killed This Weekend
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One of the bloodiest months in recent history continues in one of the US cities with the strictest gun control laws.
According to an NBC report,
Violence continued to strike the Chicago area this weekend with at least 18 people shot in a little more than 12 hours overnight, bringing the number of people shot since Friday to 40.
Four people, including an 11-year-old girl at a sleepover with friends, have been killed, police said.
Over 80 people were shot during the 4th of July weekend in Chicago.
It’s currently not possible to legally purchase a gun from a dealer in the city of Chicago. The city council just recently passed a measure to allow gun shops to operate in the city, but the requirements are so strict that it is unlikely anyone will try to open a shop there.
Until just recently, the city had its own gun registry and before that even had an outright ban on handgun ownership.
The city has had virtually every gun control law that the anti-gun crowd wants in place at some point over the last few years. However, the city remains one of the worst in the country for criminal activity committed with firearms.
We should also point out that if a 40+ were shot in one city, during a single weekend, by a spree killer with a semi-auto rifle, it would make national news on a daily basis for weeks and weeks. While this violent weekend in Chicago does seem to be getting some national media attention, it will likely be a passing headline over the next 24 hours, if most news sources choose to cover it at all.
Just another example of gun control advocated choosing to ignore the real causes of violence in this country – gang violence and violence in the illicit drug market, both of which contribute strongly to Chicago’s violence.