At Least 45 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Johnson’s Chicago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 07: Chicago mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson holds a press conf
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At least 45 people were shot, one fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the one fatal shooting occurred Saturday about 11: 30 p.m. There was an argument and two of the people involved pulled a gun and opened fire. Two men–one 50 years old and the other 44 years old–were shot, as well as a 27-year-old woman.

The 44-year-old was holding a handgun but dropped it after being shot. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Breitbart News reported at least 21 people were shot during the weekend of May 10-12, 2024, and three of those shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

In Chicago, as in all of Illinois, residents must get a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card in order to legally own a gun. The process for getting the card involves an in-depth background check by the Illinois State Police.

Other regulations in effect in Chicago include the statewide “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazine ban, a 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, and more. Moreover, Cook County, where Chicago is located, has its own “assault weapons” ban.

Despite all the gun control, the Sun-Times pointed out that 170 people have been killed in Chicago since January 1, 2024.

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, a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision, and the director of global marketing for Lone Star Hunts. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and 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. Beef is his favorite vegetable. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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