Over 30 people were shot this weekend, two fatally, in the city of Chicago as gun violence exploded yet again.
According to NBC5, the shooting began Friday around 1:30 in the afternoon and the violence continued until Monday morning. In most of the instances, the wounded included those standing outside when vehicles pulled up and the people inside opened fire drive-by style.
Shootings also took place between vehicles when the occupants of one vehicle opened fire on the occupants of another as they drove down the interstate, shootings that followed verbal altercations, and shootings in which the source of the gunfire is anyone’s guess.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a 12-year-old boy was also wounded in the shootings. The only thing a 12-year-old boy should be worrying about is acne and school grades.
The first homicide of the weekend happened on Saturday at 3:45 a.m., when cops discovered a man on North Kildare “lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body.”
The second murder was found Monday morning when the body of “a man 50 to 60 years of age” was found in a basement. He had been shot to death.
According to heyjackass.com, Chicago has had 28 murders by gunshot just since the beginning of June, and it’s only halfway through the month. There were 199 shootings with a total of 227 this month alone.
According to real statistics, a person in Chicago is shot every 2 hours and 52 minutes, and someone is murdered every 14 hours and 35 minutes. There have been 1,393 shootings since the beginning of the year, and the number may have gone up since this story has been published.
When is the violence going to end? When are Chicago politicians going to say enough is enough? The city is a literal war zone.
Conservatives for years now have pointed to Chicago when making arguments in favor of the Second Amendment and against gun control laws. Chicago has some of the most strict gun control laws in the country, and double-digit shootings are considered a Friday night in that city.
It’s even been pointed out that though black politicians in Chicago will throw a holy fit if a black was shot by a white police officer, they don’t seem to care at all when it’s black on black crime. Maybe Mayor Lightfoot needs to use a heavy foot, and get the police to crack down on gun violence. But, oh, that’s right. Blue cities can no longer send police out to stop black on black crime anymore, lest they decide to dismantle the police force. What an absolutely crazy world we live in.
We’ve analyzed it, we’ve commented on it, we’ve even used the murder rate in Chicago jokingly just to try to motivate the Democratic leadership in the city to get off their rear ends and actually do something about the gun violence there that makes the Windy City look like the Wild Wild West. You would think they would do something about it just to take the stink of incompetence off them. Don’t hold your breath.
According to Breitbart News, thirty-five people were shot and five fatally last weekend in Chicago and over 80 have been shot in the city since the Memorial Day weekend.
Twenty-four individuals have been killed in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend alone.
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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