Gun-Controlled Chicago: 862 Shooting Victims Already in 2016

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Chicago has an “assault weapons” ban, a “violence tax,” burdensome laws on handgun ownership and possession–and 862 shooting victims between January 1 and April 14 of this year.

Breitbart News previously reported that homicides in Chicago were up 100 percent January 1 to February 22, 2016, compared to the same time frame in 2015. The Chicago Tribune reported that there were 47 homicides January 1 to February 22, 2015, and “at least 95” during that same period this year.

Moreover, in one 24-hour period in March, approximately 21 people were shot and wounded in Chicago, another person was stabbed, and one was killed.

Now, the Chicago Tribune reports there have been 862 shooting victims between January 1 and April 14, 2016, alone. As of now, this means gun-controlled Chicago is on track for another year of nearly 3,000 shooting victims; there were 2,988 such victims last year.

Although the violence is continuous, there is an ebb and flow to it. For example, there were four shooting victims on April 12 and one on April 11; at least nine shooting victims on April 10 and three on April 9; and three shooting victims on April 8 and approximately 15 on April 7–in heavily gun-controlled Chicago.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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