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21 People Shot, 7 Killed in Chicago On Tuesday While Under “Stay-At-Home” Order

Chicago, IL — People in Chicago have a hard time following the rules if the rising number of shootings is any indication.   21 people were shot on Tuesday, with seven of them dying of their injuries.   As the temperature his 80 degrees — the warmest day so far in 2020– the number of shootings rose along with it.

  • One man died in a shooting Tuesday evening that also injured two other people and a five-year-old girl.  A group people were gathered on a front porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Damen.  A black sedan pulled up and the men inside opened fire.  37-year-old Paul Body was shot in the chest and died later in the evening at the hospital.  Also hit were a 24-year old, a 22-year-old and a 5-year-old girl who was shot in the foot.  They are expected to recover.
  • A 26-year-old was shot while sitting in his parked vehicle around 9:35 pm.  The man was shot in the abdomen, and later died at the hospital.

  • A 19-year-old man was found shot in the head in a vehicle on the 8000 block of South Carpenter Avenue.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.

  • A woman, Alexia Baute, was walking down the sidewalk around 8:06 om near Logan Square. She head gunfire and felt pain.  She called 911 and was transported to the hospital where she later died.

  • Earlier in the day, around 1:30,  two men were shot in the 7700 block of South Throop Street, police said. A 28-year old man and his 19-year-old acquaintance were both shot.  The 28-year old man died at the hospital, and the 19-year-old is expected to recover.

  • A 41-year old man was shot and killed in South Shore around 1:00 pm.  Duwayne Allmon was in the 2300 block of East 71st Street when three males approached him and began shooting.  He was hit three times and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

  • A 50-year-old man was killed in West Garfield Park just before 2:00 in the morning on Tuesday.  Robert Johnson was standing near a car in the 4700 block of West Fulton Street.  An unidentified man in a white sedan nearby opened fire.  Johnson was able to return fire but was hit in the chest.  He died at the hospital.

  • A 17-year old teen and a 15-year old teen were both shot in unrelated shootings in Lawndale and Englewood.  The older boy was shot around 8:50 a.m. in morning, while the 15-year old was shot around noon.

Eight other people were wounded Tuesday in shootings across the city.  This is to say nothing about the 13 people who were shot –three fatally–on Monday.

Chicago Needs More Gun Control….NOT!

These stories are so pointless, and these people’s deaths are such a waste.  But guns are hardly the problem. After all, Chicago has all the gun control that the hard left wants to see everywhere!

You have to be 21-years-old, have gotten a Firearms Owner Identification Card, and go through a waiting period. Citizens can’t buy or carry a gun if they’ve ever been convicted of a felony or are otherwise disqualified.  Assault rifles are banned in all of Cook County.  At one point they had even banned handguns in the city limits of Chicago!

What happened?  Why isn’t crime dropping?  Gun control laws have made it so difficult for the average citizen to own and carry a gun that only the lawbreakers are left with them.  Only the criminal element is armed, while the peaceful citizen is nothing but a sitting duck.

Corona vs. Crime

Under new “social distancing’ rules, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.  Now, that’s not gatherings of 10 guns, but of 10 people.  And — despite the shocking spree yesterday — social distancing has cause a drop in crime in Chicago.   In fact, March of 2020 saw only 24 murders, while March of 2019 saw 35.  That’s a drop of 36% this year under social distancing restrictions that went into effect in mid-March.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that there is a 60% drop in crime in downtown Chicago as people aren’t congregating there.  In fact, shootings were down 19% in the first week after the ‘stay-at-home’ order from the Governor,

You’d almost think it was people killing other people, not guns!  After all, the number of guns hasn’t changed.  It’s just the people who aren’t interacting as much–and thus not shooting each other as much.

Next thing you know, the law-makers in Chicago will try to make the ‘social distancing’ rules permanent.  Anything but admit that guns aren’t the problem.

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