At least 41 people were shot, seven fatally, over Labor Day Weekend 2019 in Democrat-controlled Chicago.
On Sunday morning–the halfway point of the weekend–Breitbart News reported 25 individuals had already been wounded and seven killed. Those fatalities included a 15-year-old boy who was killed Sunday morning.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported the weekend’s fatalities began around 12:22 a.m. Saturday, when 42-year-old Willie Coker was shot to death on South Burley Avenue. A total of seven people were killed before Labor Day itself even began.
Labor Day itself was quickly followed by another fatality, which occurred overnight between Monday and Tuesday. A 32-year-old man fatally shot in the head in the incident.
On Labor Day, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used Chicago’s gun violence as an example to show gun control does not equate to crime control. He tweeted, “Gun control doesn’t work. Look at Chicago. Disarming law-abiding citizens isn’t the answer. Stopping violent criminals—prosecuting & getting them off the street—BEFORE they commit more violent crimes is the most effective way to reduce murder rates. Let’s protect our citizens.”
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