Chicago is one of the most heavily gun-controlled municipalities in the entire country, but it seems that lots of residents haven’t been getting the message.
Or maybe the real truth is that some there have been getting it, loud and clear.
You see, it appears that those living in the Windy City who aren’t inclined to follow laws of any kind, including statutes that prohibit things like, well, murder, have positively no issue with breaking laws that disallow convenient, accessible gun ownership.
And those who would like to lawfully own a gun for self-protection, but cannot functionally navigate Chicago’s and/or Illinois’ arduous licensing systems in order to do so?
Well, they get to play victims…for real.
The stats are in from the July 4th weekend, and the Chicago Sun-Times reports that a positively mind-blowing 101 city residents were shot during that period, with 14 of the victims dying from their wounds. Indeed, as the paper reported, “36 people [were] shot across the city in an 8-hour span of violence between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday,” and six of those shot during that span of time died.
In 2016, Chicago saw almost 4,400 gunshot victims and nearly 800 homicides, and the city is in the midst of another rip-roaring year of murderous gun violence.
But gun control.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large