Chicago hit a sickening milestone this week. A young man became the 600th person killed in the city this year.
It’s a horrifying number. That amount of bloodshed would be out of place on a battlefield. Liberals claim to be concerned about gun control, but they seem to be perfectly content to ignore the carnage in Chicago.
The city has notoriously strict gun laws, yet they’ve obviously been ineffective.
“At the end of October, the city saw 2,445 shootings in total for 2017, down from 3,000 through the same date last year, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. There were 228 shooting incidents last month, compared to 353 shootings in the October 2016, a decline of 34 percent,” CBS Chicago reports.
The number of shootings went down this year, and the number is still alarmingly high. Barack Obama was supposed to revitalize the city. Obama was the great Democratic hope, the man who was supposed to change everything for African-Americans.
To say he was a disappointment is an understatement. Chicago became worse while Obama was at the White House.
“Three men were shot, one of them fatally, when someone opened fire from a light-colored vehicle…A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in the head and pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later… A 32-year-old man was shot in the groin and buttocks, and a 28-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head. Both of their conditions were stabilized,” writes CBS.
Gun control doesn’t work. If it did, Chicago would be a paradise.
7 people shot and wounded to start weekend gun violence in Chicago pic.twitter.com/kU3ITfk1i6
— Pulte (@pulte) November 11, 2017
(Source: CBS Chicago)