Horrible news today as we learn just over the weekend 18 people were shot in Chicago, IL and at least 6 are dead. This is Obama’s hometown and has some of the most strict gun rules in America.
Clearly, criminals in Chicago don’t care about gun bans, As ABC 7 Chicago reports:
At least 18 people have been shot so far this weekend and six of those victims are dead.
One of the shootings happened in the University Village neighborhood early Saturday morning.
Two security guards were called to a large outdoor party at a housing complex in the 1300 block of West Hastings. Someone started shooting and a 24-year-old man was shot in the back and killed. The two security guards were wounded.
Officers received a call of shots fired in the 4800 block of West Monroe in Austin just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday and found a 23-year-old man lying face down, police said. He was shot several times and was dead at the scene.
One man, 29, was shot in both thighs, his hand a forearm. The other man, 30, was shot in the hand. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital where their conditions stabilized, police said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not confirm the two most recent deaths Saturday morning.
Two men, both 19, were in a vehicle in the first block of South Springfield in West Garfield Park about 1:30 a.m. when they were shot, police said.
One man was shot in the abdomen and was dead at the scene, police said. The other was shot in right leg and listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Late Friday, a man was fatally shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
The 22-year-old was shot in the neck about 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Sadly, this is a typical weekend for Chicago… and perhaps a low number of shootings. Where is Black Lives Matters and anti-gun activists when this type of news is reported? They are silent, because they have no answer.
Criminals and evil exist in this world. That’s why it’s essential that more law-abiding citizens carry firearms. Banning guns, creating waiting lists, and inventing new limits on the 2nd Amendment only ensures more crime will happen.
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