Liberals often claim that there is a gun violence crisis across the nation….in some regards they are right. What they are wrong about though is the cause of the problem, and the solution to it.
Many people want to have gun control restrictions placed in response, but a look at Chicago shows how that is very much a mistake.
Chicago is plagued with some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, but it also has one of the highest gun homicide rates in the country. This past weekend demonstrated that, once again, as multiple shootings happened across the city, which left six dead and 17 wounded.
The shootings started Friday afternoon, just before 5:00, when a 21-year-old man was shot and killed in South Chicago. The shootings continued throughout the weekend, across the city, with the latest fatal shooting taking place Sunday afternoon on the West Side. A group of six men were standing around when a Chevrolet Impala pulled up next to them; a group of people exited the vehicle and began shooting. Two people were killed and four were wounded.
Late Sunday night, however, the violence still continued, as a non-fatal shooting took place on the South Side. This time, a 17-year-old boy walking down the street was struck in an apparent drive-by shooting, although his condition is thankfully stable. The previous weekend, 32 people were shot, with three people dying of their wounds. So far this year alone, there have been 146 homicides in Chicago… all despite the strict gun control laws.
When will these people understand that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to stop gun crimes from happening. All it does is stop innocent people from being able to defend themselves.
Chicago is proof of this happening. Yet liberals want to continuously ignore it.