Chicago Gun-Control Failure: City Rocked by Multiple Shootings Leaving Fatalities and Dozens Injured
Another regrettable but unsurprising failure of gun control in the Democratic-administered Chicago leaves dozen injured and several fatalities within 36 hours.
The first fatality was recorded around 3 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of South Homan. A man was approached by an unknown assailant and shot on the head multiple times. The motive of the murder has not yet been established, and the suspect remains at large.
The second fatality involved a 35-year old man who was dropped off with several gunshot wounds. The Holy Cross hospital staff discovered the man at around 11:45 p.m. He later succumbed while receiving treatment at the hospital.
Another fatal shooting took place on Saturday at around 2:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of West 35th Street. According to police reports, two men were engaged in an argument before one pulled a gun and shot his companion in the chest. The victim succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at Stroger Hospital.
The remaining 13 shootings took place within the 36-hour time frame and left over 19 people injured. One shooting took place in the 1800 block of North Sawyer and involved a 36-year old female driver who was approached by a male shooter in a gray sedan. Similarly, two other shootings involved female victims.
Five teenagers were also shot in a drive-by shooting in Lawndale, West Side Chicago, by an assailant in a gray sedan at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Last month, another round of shootings rocked Chicago, leaving over 14 people injured within 24 hours. According to the Chicago Tribune, the gun-controlled city has already exceeded the shootings for the past year.
It is evident that gun control is not working well in Chicago, just like in other places. Unsurprisingly, the policy’s poor performance could be attributed to the fact that it targets law-abiding citizens who are unlikely to use firearms except for self-defense.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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