A wave of crime swept across the Windy City, leaving close to a dozen dead bodies and more dozens injured, some seriously, in the worst Memorial Day weekend in five years. Chicago criminals went on a rampage, and neither gun control nor coronavirus restrictions could stop them.
Ten people were confirmed dead during the weekend while 42 others were left recuperating after being shot by criminals in the state with the most stringent coronavirus restrictions and some of the strongest gun laws in the country. The latest record of Memorial Day murders closely rivals that of the 2015 Memorial Day when 12 people were killed and 45 others injured.
The worst crimes were recorded on the Memorial Day, on Monday 25th, when over 20 shooting incidents were reported between 12:40 am and 11:25 pm. While criminals got busy on the streets, Mayor Lightfoot kept the police occupied on cracking down on Christians holding private prayer services. Police even tried to break into Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church but failed because of the impregnable reinforcements installed to keep members of the congregation safe from the escalating gun violence in the city.
The Murder City has generally witnessed higher firearm-related crimes despite scoring highly on gun control. Illinois scores an A-grade on gun control, a few positions behind California. The score is an improvement from the B+ its has always scored, despite crime being on the rise. The state has some of the harshest laws, including requiring a firearm license to procure a gun as well as having a waiting period.
Chicago itself has an “assault weapons” ban in place. The crime-ridden city even tried some of the most repulsive gun laws, such as banning firearms within the city limits as well as having a gun registry. Despite its failure to reduce crimes, the Supreme Court found the ban to be unconstitutional. At the same time, the Liberals in Chicago realized the futility of the firearm registry, leaving it to die out in 2013.
Despite the repugnant laws, the city witnessed over 4,000 shooting victims in 2016 and has been one of the best examples of failed gun control. However, none of these laws work because they do not target the actual criminals causing the mayhem but persecute law-abiding citizens for trying to defend themselves.
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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