(Breitbart) – At least 29 people were shot, six fatally, over the weekend in Democrat-controlled Chicago.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in Humboldt Park on Friday. Hours later, 60-year-old Donald Ruben was shot and killed while walking in an alley on South University.
A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed Saturday afternoon while standing on a West Ohio Street sidewalk around 4:40 p.m. and a 27-year-old man was shot and killed two hours later in Garfield Park.
A 17-year-old was shot and killed around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. CBS Chicago identified the deceased male as Dontevon Gates.
A 33-year-old man was shot at killed around 9:25 p.m. Sunday night.
Breitbart News reported that at least 28 were shot, five fatally, in Chicago over the weekend of August 16-18.
Forty-seven people were shot, four fatality, in Chicago over the weekend of August 9-11, and 53 individuals were shot, seven killed, in Democrat-controlled Chicago during the first weekend of August.
Breitbart News reported that 48 were shot, nine fatally, during the last weekend of July.
Flashback: Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Gun Control Hasn’t Failed Chicago
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejects claims gun control has failed her city and instead blames states without as many gun laws.
In an interview posted by New This News only days removed from a weekend in which 41 were shot, nine fatally, in Chicago, Lightfoot blamed Chicago’s gun crime on Indiana. She described Indiana’s laws as too lax, and suggested the laws allow criminals to travel out of state, acquire guns, then return and use those guns criminally on the streets of Chicago.
Lightfoot then suggested more federal gun control is the central solution for Chicago gun crime, that universal background checks must be enacted from the top down.
Mexico has top-down gun control. The country has universal background checks and one gun store, and CBS News reports the store is the “one place in all of Mexico where you can legally buy a gun.” Despite these things, Mexico witnesses 94 firearm homicides a day compared with the 30 to 33 firearm homicides daily in the U.S.
Mexico’s example is a stark reminder that gun laws, by their very nature, only impact the law-abiding. In the end they put the law-abiding in a more defenseless position, making them easier prey for the criminally-minded.
Chicago proved this by enacting a ban on handgun ownership in 1982. That ban, which was in place until 2010, witnessed skyrocketing homicide figures for the city.
For example, the Chicago Police Department reported 850 homicides during 1993, or nearly 100 more homicides than the city tallied in 2016. Moreover, the Chicago Police Department shows there were 930 homicides in 1994; 921 homicides in 1991; and a startling 940 homicides in 1992.
How could this be? How could a total ban on handguns actually correlate with higher murder numbers instead of the peace and safety promoted by the left?
The answer is criminals did not give up their handguns. Rather, the law-abiding surrendered theirs and were immediately transformed into sitting ducks. But Mayor Lightfoot sees more gun control as a way fix Chicago’s gun crime.