This city has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S.
Gun stores only allowed in a small percentage of the city.
All gun sales are recorded by law.
An assault weapons ban.
A stiff gun and ammo tax.
Yet, it’s nearly always the leading gun killing ground in the country.
Here’s a report of a typical day of gun violence in Chicago:
According to the Chicago Tribune, the various shootings “began shortly before midnight Tuesday when a 16-year-old boy was killed in the Lawndale neighborhood… [and] about a half-hour later and about 3 miles away, a 25-year-old man was killed.” Approximately two hours after that, two men were killed in Uptown.
In addition to these deaths, a 16-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl, and 42-year-old woman were shot and wounded on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the killing began early with a 25-year-old man shot and killed just after midnight. “Two men were shot to death in the Uptown neighborhood” shortly after 2 a.m. Another man was killed, and two were wounded around 9 a.m.
The shooting continued throughout the day, including the death of a 19-year-old around 9:45 p.m. and the death of a 23-year-old man around 11:35 p.m. The last shooting incident—the last shooting incident reported by the Tribune—occurred at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, when a “20-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting around in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side.”
This typical day in Chicago makes it obvious.
Guns are NOT the problem.
Gun control laws don’t work.
The criminal culture of violence IS the problem.