November 13, 2017

Nearly 20 Shootings Rock Chicago Over Weekend

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

Chicago, a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the U.S., continues to be plagued with deadly shootings. 

This weekend at least 18 shootings occurred in the Windy City. 

Two men were killed and at least 16 other people were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.

The men, both 29, were shot to death early Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. They were walking about 1:55 a.m. in the 2400 block of West 47th Place when an eastbound gray Toyota Corolla pulled up and a male shooter got out and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The shooter then got back inside the vehicle, which drove off heading east toward Western.

Last weekend, five people were killed and 24 others wounded in city shootings. 

These shootings, which often take place during daytime hours, suggest that stricter gun laws don't always lead to fewer shootings. 

After several tragic mass shootings in the U.S., like the most recent one that occurred in a Texas church, the left frequently demands more gun control.

But emotion must be put aside to objectively assess the effectiveness of strict gun laws. The data overwhelmingly demonstrate that stricter gun control does not yield lower crime.

The demographics and population of Houston are very similar to those of Chicago. Both cities are plagued with drugs and human trafficking. Chicago and Houston are America’s third and fourth most populous cities, respectively, each with between 2 and 3 million residents. Non-whites make up 50-60 per cent of the population in both places, and the poverty levels in each city are almost identical at just under 30 percent.

Yet in 2016, there were 302 murders in Houston — fewer than half of Chicago’s 762 murders. A major difference between the two cities:

Texas has relatively lax gun laws and allows concealed carry. Criminals there know that many citizens are well armed for self-protection.

Gun control advocates have good intentions, but good intentions do not always yield positive results. How many more people need to die in Chicago before the well-meaning legislators recognize the facts?

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commented 2017-11-15 03:24:20 -0500
And let me guess… It was “crickets” from Black Lives Matter?…. Shouldn’t have even asked…
commented 2017-11-14 08:10:02 -0500
Anyone that is mobile is leaving Illinois to escape the high taxes and delapitated services. Chicago has been run by corrupt Democrats for generatiions. Results are self evident.
commented 2017-11-14 02:01:33 -0500
Nothing to see here, can’t blame white Christians.
commented 2017-11-13 22:48:38 -0500
Heh yeah the biggest gun-free zone in America has the highest murder rate go figure. The way the proggy MSM seems to ignore this glaring carnage, you suspect they don’t give a sxxt. Only Blue states have a “gun problem” uh huh.

Here’s another Texas armed citizen who saved lives -
commented 2017-11-13 21:02:43 -0500
The best information on the bloodbath in Chicago is on the website They show 3236 shootings in 2017 so far, 606 homicides. A person is shot every 2 hours and 21 minutes in Chicago. What a relief to learn that Illinois has very tough gun control laws. The number of police involved shootings is 20-10 deaths and 10 wounded- which is yet more proof that the attacks by progressives on the police are unfounded. Black lives matter, but not to a lot of other black people.
commented 2017-11-13 20:03:01 -0500
Problem #1= Chicago bad guys shooting other Chicago bad guys.
Problem #2= Muslims killing other Muslims in Islamic Countries like Somalia
commented 2017-11-13 17:43:27 -0500
There is a town in Texas that has the highest gun ownership in the USA. You guessed it, they also have the lowest crime rate in the USA. The Swiss all own guns, wonder why the Germans didn’t invade them in the 2WW?
commented 2017-11-13 17:28:43 -0500
Shouldn’t Chicago with all its’ gun control laws be one of the safest cities in the USA? That is the horse crap line the gun control freaks feed us all the time, why they claim to need more gun laws. Just one more gun law will force those dastardly criminals to obey the law!!

I guess the criminals just don’t pay attention to all those gun control laws. Go figure … criminals that ignore the law. Who could ever have guessed that?