Chicago, IL — Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago has seen 40 people shot, 6 fatally, since the beginning of the Labor Day weekend on Friday.
Included among the victims is a four-year-old boy. According to police, the young boy was shot in the leg. The 18-year-old woman who was holding his hand on the 8600 block of South Honore Street was shot in the back. They are currently expected to survive.
In addition to the young boy, four other shooting victims were under the age of 18.
Two of the shootings would classify as ‘mass shootings’, since they were apparently random and multiple people were hit. According to Breitbart News, the shootings are currently under investigation.
Three people–one woman and two men–were shot around 1:30 p.m. during a drive-by attack “in the 8000-block of South Green.” One of the wounded was taken to the hospital in serious condition and the other in fair condition. The woman was in critical condition, having been shot in the chest.
Four people–one woman, two men, and a 17-year-old–were shot in another single incident Sunday just before 6:30 p.m. They were “on the sidewalk about 6:25 p.m. in the 7700-block of South Kingston Avenue” when someone opened fire from inside a vehicle, wounding all four individuals.
Do you think the news media will blitz us for days about the mass shooters who are loose in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago? We doubt it.
Don’t Blame The Police
Chicago is notoriously violent over this Labor Day weekend. In 2019, the weekend saw 43 people shot from Friday to early Tuesday morning.
Already this year, the crime has shot past that number.
But it’s not for lack of effort on the part of the Chicago Police Department. According to leadership, no officers were allowed to take any time off during the Labor Day weekend. Additionally, shifts were expanded to 12 hours from 8 hours for most officers.
And speaking of officers, CPD reported the would have 8,000 officers on the streets in hopes of deterring a violent bloodbath over the holiday weekend.
It’s safe to say that with 46 people shot — and none by the 8,000 armed cops on the streets — that it’s not a gun problem or a cop problem that plagues Chicago.
Will Lori Lightfoot step up and take responsibility? More likely than not, she’ll spend the day ignoring the violence around her and harassing Americans who dare to violate the social distancing orders and head to the beach. That’s what she did last time.
The Left’s America Is A Nightmare
The longer the anti-gun left allows this violence to continue, the more Americans get a good, long look at the world their kids will live in if they allow the radical left to ascend to power.
Our gun rights matter now more than ever.