Gun control, Chiraq style: 74 people shot during the last week

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Nineteen of those were shot this past Saturday, including a 12-year-old boy.

My first thought: The weather must be warming up in Chiraq…

My second thought: Why isn’t Alyssa Milano marching for more #GunControlNow in Chiraq?

From Yahoo: The city of Chicago had seen a large reduction in murders and shootings for the first four months of 2018, but as temperatures have increased, so has crime. 

The Chicago Police Department recorded that at least 74 people were shot in the country’s third-largest city, with 28 of those shootings occurring between Friday evening and Sunday morning. Two men in their 20s were shot outside an East Garfield Park building just hours after two other people were shot on the exact same block Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Police had previously been hopeful that gun violence was on a downward trend after seeing more than 1,400 total homicides between 2016 and 2017. The city’s shooting victims are predominately on the city’s south and west sides.

Two men were killed and at least 16 people were wounded in shootings on Saturday alone. Two women were shot outside of Mount Sinai Hospital while waiting for news on the condition of a relative shot earlier that morning.

While police have noted that many of the dozens of shootings this week appear to be gang-related, the majority of victims are under 30 including several teenagers and a 12-year-old boy on the city’s Westside. Additionally, a 4-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder Tuesday as she sat with her parents on the family’s South Side porch. A 15-year-old boy was struck in the head by a bullet Wednesday afternoon as he rode a city bus home from school. The boy is listed in stable condition and police told USA Today they believe he was was not targeted, but instead was hit by errant gunfire.

“It infuriates me that we have a good kid doing what we all expect him to do, and he’s a victim of something like this,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. “This is why we have to have common sense gun legislation in this country. Not just this city, this state, but in this country, to stop things like this from happening.”

Um, you have PLENTY of “common sense” gun legislation in Illinois…CRIMINALS DON’T FOLLOW THE LAWS!

Compared to 2017, Chicago saw a 22.3 percent reduction in murders and a 26.5 percent decrease in shooting incidents from January 1 through the end of April, according to data collected by the city and the University of Chicago Crime Lab. April was the 14th consecutive month in which the city saw a year-over-year decline in gun violence incidents, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told reporters.

Chicago recorded 721 people being shot in 2018 through April 29, which was 319 fewer than 2017. But homicides and gun violence historically peak in summer, warmer months. April was the fourth-coldest on record this year but rising temperatures over the past week were reflected in the spike in gun violence.

In 2017, there were 1,040 shootings across the city of Chicago and 2016 saw the most shootings of the past seven years with 1,115 recorded shooting victims.

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13 responses to “Gun control, Chiraq style: 74 people shot during the last week

  1. They can take guns away from law abiding citizens but never the blood thirsty killer.

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  2. Michael J. Garrison

    weezy,
    sad part is that it’s the establishment that allows for this….allows the sick to be armed, and the sane to be killed by these protected assassins.
    Word out of Moscow yesterday is that the “bomb shelters” built for the population, are nothing more than gas chambers.
    So in Russia, they’ll use the “threat” of gunmen to get the public to the “bomb shelters,” where they’ll be gassed.

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    • That sounds more like “word out of MSNBC or CNN”.

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    • “Word out of Moscow yesterday is that the “bomb shelters” built for the population, are nothing more than gas chambers.”

      Source, please.

      Why would Moscow do this? Russia already has an under-populated problem because Russian women have MULTIPLE abortions — a continuation from the days of the Soviet Union. The Russian government is encouraging their women to have more children.

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  3. I guess you just can’t trust a murdering, ignorant thug to obey the law! It is hard to imagine a clearer example of how their policies are destructive.

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  4. Michael J. Garrison

    I need to clarify the previous remark about Russia’s plans to use bomb shelters as gas-chambers.
    Bunker-buster bombs are ALSO to be used, and to be blamed on one of America’s “faulty cruise missiles.” Or Israel will get the blame. As I have stated: RUSSIA OWNS US ALL.
    Understand Esaus’ use of his half-brothers to kill his true twin brother, Jacob. (Jacob is all 12 Tribes, especially Israel, and ESPECIALLY Jerusalem.)
    These half-brothers are those of Ishmael, who was born of Abraham and Hagar, Sarah’s Hand-maiden.
    Father states that a man who won’t help his own brother (family)……that that man is an infidel. Here, with Esau and Ishmael, we have two total infidels…….calling US infidels.

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  5. Worlds Largest Shooting Arcade.

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  6. The continuing bloodbath in Chicago is Shakespearean in its tragedy.

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    • I have to ask, in a genuine “life or death” situation, would I stay there? Would I arm myself, despite the idiotic dictates of a city that says I can’t defend myself?

      I can say this, I wouldn’t just stay there, unarmed to become a victim. What could Rahm and his minions do to you that would be worse than dying?

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  7. It’s not gun control but, control (criminals) people with guns. Miami, Fl. Two young, black, high school HONOR students, MURDERED in broad daylight by three blacks driving by, two in custody, a third being sought after, armed and dangerous.

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  8. Guess the thugs got a fresh supply of ammo.

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  9. One must ask oneself do I go to work today my cameos are dirty and I didn’t clean the AR yesterday after that last raid on our neighborhood. Morning discussion over breakfast before the family leaves home.

    Hope the image works its a good one.

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