Yes, it was another “holiday” weekend in Chicago. Over the long Memorial Day weekend, six more souls will now have memorials added for them – though their battlefield was sadly close to home.
Between 6pm Friday and 3am Tuesday, 49 people were shot and wound plus six shot and killed. Tragically, this is an “improvement” over last year when 71 were shot and seven were killed.
Breitbart reports, On April 24, 2017, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) suggested the violence in gun-controlled Chicago proves the need for more gun control. He specifically pushed for more regulations on Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders.
Well, of course he would, but as we’ve reported here, that’s not going to help a damn thing.
— NRA (@NRA) May 24, 2017
During the Obama years, concealed carry permit holders soared, but the murder rate dropped by 14 percent. To date, Chicago has had 233 homicides, compared to 261 last year, a drop of 11 percent, but that’s mainly because last May was so high.
In any event Mayor Emanuel, more gun control is clearly not the answer. Legal permit holders are not the cause of crime, as they’re far less likely to commit a firearm violation than even police officers. And to date in Chicago, officers have been involved in only 5 of the 233 fatal shootings, just two percent of the total.
But sadly, we could do stories like this about Chicago every damn weekend.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of the brutally honest and bitingly funny Do I Need To Slap You?]