Chicago: 36 Shootings in 36 Hours
"We continue to be challenged by lax state and federal gun laws."
Yehuda Remer |
Chicago, which has some of strictest gun laws on the books, has a new tragic statistic to add to its crime-heavy history: 36 shootings in 36 hours.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
“At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.
Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
Though Chicago has long instituted some of the nation's toughest gun restrictions, Chicago Police Department spokesman Adam Collins still placed the blame on lax gun laws, pointing to the state and federal level:
“While the city continues to see reductions in crime and violence, there's obviously much more to be done, and we continue to be challenged by lax state and federal gun laws.”
The story has gone largely unreported, suggesting either a general numbness to the perpetual high crime rate in "gun control Chicago" or else the media's dismissal of the statistic due to the fact that hand guns rather than assault weapons were used.http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/chicago-36-shootings-36-hours