Crime Continues To Climb In America’s Model Gun-Control City
As the first month of 2017 comes to a close, Chicago continues to set records as officials tighten gun controls and homicides continue to surge.
The surge in Chicago shootings that marked the first weeks of the new year continue as the Chicago Tribune reports that there were over 302 fatal and non-fatal shootings shootings during January. The number of homicides alone is 54, bringing the city’s averaged to 1.8 killings a day every day this year.
Breitbart News reported:
Chicago shootings and murders for January 1 through January 22, 2017, were up markedly over the number of shootings and murders for the same period in 2016. According to the Tribune, “At least 228 people were shot in Chicago by January 22, 2017.” That was an increase of 16 victims above the number shot during the same period in 2016. There were “at least 42 homicides,” marking a “23.5 percent … [increase from] the 34 homicides from the same period in 2016.”
Last year there were a total of 4,385 fatal and non-fatal shooting in gun-controlled Chicago. That is an increase of almost 1,500 shootings over the 2,900 Time magazine reported for 2015.
During President Trump’s January 25 interview with ABC News he described gun-controlled Chicago as a “war zone.” He then got on Twitter to make it clear he is sending in the feds if city leaders fail to rein in the “carnage.”
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL-4) and other Democrats derided Trump’s observations, rather than seeing the violence as a reason to support arming law-abiding citizens for self-defense.
sources: breitbart.com, Chicago Tribune, flickr