When is it going to end?
By the time Sunday night had finally arrived, more than 70 people were shot, and about 14 of them died from gunshot wounds over the 4th of July weekend in Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s city of Chicago.
Reports like this have become so commonplace that people who follow it on a weekly basis have become numb to the senseless violence that’s going on in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago.
74 people were shot with 14 fatalities by 6:45 pm Central Time on July 5, 2020, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Folks, is this even registering to Democrat politicians in Illinois? How about outside the state? We never heard House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) or Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talk about it.
Chicago doesn’t need a new mayor, they need the National Guard. Every mayor of Chicago in modern times has allowed the rampant killing of Americans to go on. Yes, they’ve tried things, mostly by creating even more gun control laws, which never work. When will Democrats have their “Come to Jesus” moment and realize that gun control laws only do two things; they block law-abiding citizens from being able to protect themselves, and they allow Democrat politicians to feel good about themselves in that they believe that their support for another gun control law will be the one that actually stops the violence.
Yet, we still had over 70 people shot during the 4th of July holiday weekend.
Chicago already has a bagillion gun control laws on the books already. They don’t work. They will never work. You would think the leadership of Chicago would understand this, only to let you wonder what the hell is wrong with them?
The Chicago Tribune reported the numbers as 80 shot, 17 fatally, by 5:29 p.m. July 5. A few numbers here a few there, what’s it matter to Democratic leadership that doesn’t care?
Democrat leaders apparently don’t care enough to do something to protect the innocent people living in bad neighborhoods of Chicago, so what’s a few numbers difference, right? Wrong! Every life is important. Yes, even the life of a thug drug dealer who got shot and killed. Why did he turn to selling drugs? Is it because progressive Democrat policies breed cities of crime, unemployment, drugs and alcohol abuse, and violence?
The death count over the weekend included a 7-year-old girl name Natalia Wallace, who was “shot in the head around 7 p.m. Saturday in the South Austin neighborhood while outside at a family gathering.” Remember her name, Natalia Wallace, and a week from now ask someone you know who supports the Marxist rioters destroying our country if they ever heard of her.
SEVEN YEARS OLD – a precious life gone in an instant. What the hell are we doing to ourselves?
A 14-year-old boy was another one among 14 victims fatally shot later Saturday night in Englewood, and their deaths come one weekend after a one-year-old and ten-year-old had been shot dead in Lightfoot’s Chicago.
Breitbart News previously reported that Chicago had a 75 percent increase in shootings during the month of June 2020. Homicides increased 78 percent in just one year.
Folks, it honestly pains me to have to continually write these kinds of stories about the violence happening in America’s once-great cities, but we have to face the truth if we’re going to fix it, and the only way to do that is to get enough people outraged about the senseless killings to either force their leaders out of office by resignation or to vote them out in the next election.
I ask again, when is it going to end?
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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