Chicago, known for some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, is currently witnessing the most shootings in the city’s modern history.
Now, ninety nine people have been shot there in less than a week.
Via The Chicago Tribune:
Between last Friday afternoon and early Thursday, at least 99 people were shot in the city, 24 of them fatally. At least nine people were killed on Monday alone, the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, according to Tribune data. Among the wounded that day was a 10-year-old boy shot in the back as he played on his front porch in Lawndale.
The number of shooting victims in Chicago stood at 2,514 Thursday morning. At this time last year, 1,725 people had been shot. The city has not seen this level of gun violence since the 1990s, a trend the Police Department has blamed on lax gun laws and feuding gang factions.
This comes on the heels of the deadliest July Chicago had seen in over a decade. For a city sometimes referred to as the gun control capitol, this epidemic of people getting shot is out of control.
How do all of our gun control proponents who claim gun laws really work explain Chicago then? Because apparently it isn’t working there.
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