Thanks to liberal gun control activists, Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. There's a ban on assault weapons, "a limit on where guns can be sold to law-abiding citizens, and of course the statewide requirement to acquire a Firearm Owner ID card (FOID) before acquiring a gun."
You'd think that with all the gun control in Chicago, guns and gun-related crime would be, well, controlled.
But for people who know that criminals don't GIVE A CRAP ABOUT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, we know that these types of laws don't keep them from committing crimes. And they don't keep innocent people from getting killed.
Because it's NOT ABOUT THE DAMN GUNS.
Beginning Thursday night and continuing through Sunday morning, 38 people were shot–and 7 killed–in Chicago during the July 4th weekend.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, one of the Sunday fatalities was a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed about 2:30 am “in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.”
Two others with him were shot and wounded. In another Sunday fatality, a 26-year-old was “sitting in his car in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive about 1 a.m. when someone walked up and fired shots into the car.”
A 17-year-old was shot in a separate incident and taken to the hospital, where he is stable.
On Friday, a different 17-year-old was shot and killed while playing basketball with his brother at Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King. A gunman opened fire around 4:45 p.m., killing the high school junior.
The boy’s aunt said, “He was a loving child, getting ready to be a senior at high school. He was going to start a summer job on Monday. He was very excited about it.”
And then there was a 7-year old little boy named Amari Brown, who was shot in the chest.
He was walking next to a 26-year old woman, who was also shot in the chest, but she has "stabilized."
Amari was pronounced dead yesterday morning, and his grandmother asked the following:
"…who would shoot a 7-year old?…who would do that? To a baby? All the kids that are getting killed out here – it's crazy. When is it going to stop?"
Excellent questions. But none of it will stop by making more laws that keep law-abiding people from having guns. Because the law-abiding folks aren't the ones SHOOTING LITTLE KIDS, for crying out loud.
But never mind all that. Democrat lawmakers in Chicago still blame the NRA for it. Or someone else. They simply can't look within to see what the actual problem(s) really are.
And it seems to be working so well for them thus far…