Chicago Carnage: 75 Shot, 13 Killed in Single Weekend
Maybe more laws prevent gun death. Or just maybe, Chicago’s strictest-in-the-nation gun laws prove once and for all that criminals carry guns and kill people regardless of what the law says. And they prefer their victims unarmed and easy prey. Guns don’t kill people. Gun free zones kill people.
In flyover country, it’s the kind of thing referred to as common sense. If criminals know law abiding folk can’t readily get and carry a gun, it’s open season for violent crime.
This past weekend, 75 people were shot on Chicago streets, 13 fatally, adding to an already eye-popping gun death epidemic in a town boasting some of the strictest gun laws in the United States.
In one 7-hour period on Sunday morning, 41 people were shot. One person every ten minutes for seven hours. Because gun laws save lives.
Between 3 p.m. Friday and 12 a.m. Monday, 62 people were wounded and 13 people were killed in Chicago gun violence.
So far in 2018, 1,741 people have been shot. 300 people have been killed with guns.
In the past 60 years in Chicago, 40,000 people have been murdered. An average of 670 people every year.