This is terrible. As of 6 p.m. tonight, NBC in Chicago is reporting there have been 30 people shot over the weekend in the windy city. I’m not one to ask “how are those strict Chicago gun laws working for you” for the simple fact it is easy to move firearms from place to place. What I will point out is other cities with populations close to Chicago – I know there is a big difference in population between the Big 5 – have fewer shootings (not necessarily homicides) per capita and less restrictive gun laws.
From NBC Chicago.
At least 30 people have been shot across Chicago this weekend, four of them fatally, officials said.
The weekend’s first fatal shooting took place around 1:45 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of West Howard Street in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood when an 18-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to his torso and back, police said.
The story goes on to list the shootings. Not surprisingly, most of them seem to be gang-related and or drive-bys.
I want to point out the biggest single factor in Chicago is the gun-thug culture in the city. It’s not the “ineffective” yet extremely restrictive gun laws. It’s not all about guns no matter how much the anti-gun folks wants you to think. There are an unending number of variable involved.
This is a culture problem people.