Nearly 40 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago

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Nearly 40 people were shot, seven of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago.

Breitbart News reported at least 29 people were shot Friday into Sunday morning in Chicago, and five of those shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

By Monday morning, ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times noted the number of shooting victims had risen to at least 38 with two additional shooting fatalities.

One of additional shooting deaths occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday “in the 800-block of North Orleans Street.” A 24-year-old driver was at a stoplight when someone in a white SUV opened fire on him, shooting him multiple times.

The driver was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

File/Chicago police work with U.S. Postal Service inspectors after a service mail carrier was shot Aug. 1, 2023, in the 3200 block of North Kildare Avenue in Chicago. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Chicago, like all of Illinois, has an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, a red flag law, a 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases, and gun owner licensing. Additionally, Cook County, where Chicago is located, has its own “assault weapons” ban.

The Sun-Times indicated there were 384 homicides in Chicago January 1, 2023, through August 20, 2023.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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