It happens every year: Gun-controlled Chicago descends into a shooting free-for-all. Already this weekend, eight people have been killed and 15 more are injured in a city with some of the strictest gun control in the country.
And Memorial Day weekend is just getting started.
NBC Chicago reported a shooting at 2:00pm on Friday afternoon. This was the unofficial kickoff of what is a notoriously violent weekend for the city. Just 42 hours later, another shooting at 7:44 am brought the count to eight dead, 15 wounded.
The first shooting was “a 32-year-old male victim was found shot to death inside a residence.”
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, a 35-year-old was shot to death in an unrelated attack within hours of the first shooting.
The beat goes on.
Just before midnight on Friday, police reported “a 41-year-old man was discovered lying on a sidewalk after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body.”
Early Saturday morning, police found “a 27-year-old man lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his stomach.”
Around 10:00 pm Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was shot when a man ran up behind him and shot him multiple times in the chest and arm. The boy later died at the hospital.
Earlier Sunday morning, a 45-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk around 4:00 am. A man in a black SUV drove by and shot at the man several times. They hit the man in the left side and he later died at the hospital.
The latest shooting was only three hours ago, when “a man was shot in the head by an unknown assailant. He made it to Cook County Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Gun Control Failure
This mayhem despite all the rules that anti-gun politicians can throw at the citizens.
Additionally, Chicago media reports “a coalition of organizations is sending 370 community-based mediators to 72 locations across 12 neighborhoods in hopes of tamping down Memorial Day weekend gun violence.”
We’re going to go out on a limb and say that it’s not working, because guns aren’t the problem. People who want to kill other people are the problem.