Eighty people sustained injuries in various shooting incidents that took place in Chicago on the day of independence. Another more than a dozen and half succumbed to gun-related injuries. Murder rates have risen by 78% in the Windy City over the past year despite Lightfoot’s promise to tackle violence and regulate firearm ownership.
The climax of the shootings was between 11 p.m. on Saturday to 3 a.m. on Sunday, where over 36 people were shot.
Some of the victims included five children who lost their lives during the Independence Day. A 7-year girl old died after being struck on the head by a bullet in South Austin at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Natalie Wallace of Chatham was taking part in an outside family gathering when the unfortunate incident took place. Natalie’s family said bullets came from nowhere and struck her while she was outside playing with other children.
Three other children aged 11, 14, and 15 died after four men opened fire on a large gathering in Englewood on 6100 block of South Carpenter Street. Eight people were injured in that shooting incident while four lost their lives. Among the injured were two men aged 29 and 35 years.
Six people sustained gunshot injuries in the Lawndale neighborhood at around 1:15 a.m. after an assailant opened fire from a vehicle. The incident claimed the life of a 20-year old woman while three men sustained life-threatening injuries.
People in Chicago have requested the federal government to intervene in the mayhem taking place in Chicago. Despite additional police officers in the city, crime rates continue to increase because of the lack of cooperation between the community and the police.
“It’s not the police’s fault, they’re just doing what they are told to do,” Frank Coconate, a political activist, said during a press conference. “A lot of this stuff is showing you what happens when police’s hands are tied by the Mayor.”
Lightfoot “tough on crime” and regulation of “assault weapons” stance has failed to produce any results. Currently, the city is worse off than it was during the tenure of the last mayor who was highly criticized for mismanagement.
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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