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Monday, June 17, 2013

Gun Control Works In Chicago, Leaves 47 Shot , Eight Dead, Over Weekend

By Susan Duclos

Take guns away from law abiding citizens and criminals are the ones that benefit. That is how gun control works and it worked exactly like that last weekend in Chicago, Illinois, a state and city with some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation. Those gun control laws work so well that Chicago saw 47 people shot last weekend with eight killed.

At least 34 people were shot — seven of them fatally — Saturday afternoon through Father's Day Sunday, stretching from 94th Street and Loomis Avenue on the South Side up to about North Avenue and North Pulaski Road on the Northwest Side, according to authorities. The youngest person killed during one of the bloodiest weekends in Chicago this year, 15-year-old Michael Westley, was fatally shot by a police officer Sunday night.

Shootings from Friday afternoon into Saturday left another 13 people shot, 1 fatally. The combined tally resulted in 47 people shot, and seven killed this weekend. Last year at about the same time, there were 53 people shot, nine fatally in one weekend.

The Chicago Tribune points out "The rash of violent crime came as Chicago has seen a large dip in overall homicide and shooting numbers so far this year," without mention of crimes rates across the country consistently spiking during the Summer months when the heat becomes unbearable and violent crime renders previous totals obsolete as the Summer totals are averaged in to yearly figures.

Contrary to Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg and liberals' assertions, gun control does not reduce violence, it only leaves citizens unable to protect themselves, which makes them more desirable targets for criminals who never will obey gun control laws.