This is the result of “gun control laws” that disarm law-abiding citizens while criminals are armed. Because criminals are, well… criminals.
The time-frame January 1, 2020, through October 31, 2020, saw murders surge 51 percent in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago compared to the same calendar period in 2019.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports, “There have been 655 murders this year through Oct. 31, while the city had 431 during the same period in 2019 — a 51% increase.”
And if we look at the number of shooting victims in general, not limiting it to those who were murdered, we see a 56 percent in increase January 1, 2020, through October 31, 2020, as compared to 2019. “At least 3,465 people were shot in Chicago through Oct. 31 this year” compared to “2,221 shooting victims during the same period” in 2019.
Most recently, 29 people were shot, four fatally, over Halloween weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago. Breitbart News reported that 27 were shot, two fatally, Friday into Sunday morning alone.
By AWR HAWKINS