The city of Chicago has some of the most stringent gun controls in America. And as of June 9, it has also had over 1,000 shootings already this year.
Such a massive number of shootings has become so commonplace in Chicago that it is not really news, except that the city hit 1,000 one week sooner this June than it did in June 2014.
According to Chicagoist, the Windy City reached 1,000 shootings on June 15 in 2014. This year, the city was at 1,050 shootings by June 9. And these include the “over 33 wounded and 5 killed this past weekend” alone.
The weekend’s deceased included a 17-year-old shot Saturday morning after leaving a party, “two 19-year-old men [who] were killed early Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Austin,” a “27-year-old man [who] was killed in Little Village, and a 34-year-old man [who] was killed in West Pullman” Friday night.
Reaction to the ongoing criminal misuse of guns has been more of the same from Chicago politicians and civic leaders. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for more gun control in general, Rev. Michael Pfleger is specifically calling for new controls on gun stores, and Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for bans on guns that are already banned.
Chicago’s decades-long gun control experiment has long correlated with higher crime. Breitbart News previously reported that more than 440 school children were shot in Chicago in 2012 alone. Of these, approximately 60 died. That is three times the number of children killed in the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, yet the media is mute on the matter.
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