“These gun offenders have repeatedly shown us that they’re not going to play by society’s rules.”
As the Chicago death toll rises, officials are beginning to understand that stricter gun control laws will have no effect on people who kill people. They do not care about the rules.
The controversialtimes.com reports that:
The strict gun laws in Chicago have been criticized by various parties; many citing that they are not having a positive effect as the murder rate keeps rising. The head of the Chicago Police Department agrees. He openly admitted that the Chicago murder rate is rising as gun controls tighten and that gun criminals don’t “play by society’s rules.”
According to ABC News, at least 27 people were shot, 12 of them fatally, over the Christmas weekend. That number is reportedly double the amount that took place last Christmas.
Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, gave a news conference on Monday to address the growing concern of gun violence in the city. Johnson detailed that most of the shootings took place over Christmas weekend between Friday evening and Sunday.
He claimed that the killings over the holiday weekend were “targeted attacks” by gang members going after rival gang members who were gathered for Christmas and holiday parties.
The Chicago Tribune also reported that 90 percent of those fatal shootings over the weekend were gang related, or the shooter had a criminal history which further cements the notion that stricter gun laws don’t stop gun violence.
The ever growing number of deaths marks the first time in over two decades where 700 or more have died as a result of gun violence.
The police superintendent told WLS-TV, “These gun offenders have repeatedly shown us that they’re not going to play by society’s rules.”
Since they refuse to play by society’s rules, Johnson has purposed a new punishment, stating repeat offenders need to face tougher penalties for the crimes they commit. He’s also piloting a new CPD program designed to help the police officers know and understand the people they work with. He explains that “Even in the worst part of our city, there are a lot of really good people.”
VIDEO: Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson