Liberals in Chicago, Illinois have put in place some of the strictest gun laws in the country in place there. However, this has done nothing to lower the gun crime rate in the mid-western city. Instead, Chicago has one of the highest murder rates in the nation.
This was proven once again over Independence Day weekend, when at least 101 people were shot and 15 were killed in shootings across Chicago. Western Journalism reported that this marks one of the most violent Fourth of July weekends in the Windy City in recent years.
Most of this past weekend’s violence occurred in the South and West sides of the city in districts where the Chicago Police Department deployed hundreds of overtime police officers to help quell the violence. The beginning of the weekend was relatively calm by Chicago standards, with 19 people shot Friday night, 23 people shot Saturday and another 17 people shot from Sunday through Monday night. However, shootings began to spike on Tuesday, with at least 42 people were shot in Chicago between 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The youngest gunshot victim was a 13 year-old boy who was seriously injured on Friday night in a shooting that took place in a park.
This is a major spike from the number of shootings that took place in Chicago during 2016’s Independence Day weekend. Back then, 62 people were shot and four were killed in shootings across Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend. In 2015, 63 people were shot and 10 were killed in the Windy City during this holiday weekend.
This proves once again that stricter gun laws are not the answer to lowering gun crime. SHARE this story if you think something else must be done to lower the Chicago crime rate!