Despite the fact that Illinois is now forced to allow concealed carry, Chicago residents still face some of the most limiting and restrictive gun control laws in the country.
Just to exercise your rights to own a firearm or purchase ammunition you have to have a FOID card (Firearm Owners Identification Card). Without that card, which takes a ton of red tape and time to get, you aren’t going to be able to be a gun owner in the Windy City. Simple as that.
Even with recent concealed carry laws in Illinois, gun owners are subject to more regulations that all of the criminals in Chicago simply ignore.
So why don’t we hear more anti-gun politicians and activists pointing to Chicago as an example of the success of gun control? Because it doesn’t work, and this latest rash of shootings proves it.
In a time frame of 36 hours, 36 people were shot in the city. This from the Chicago Tribune:
At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.
Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
So why haven’t you probably heard about this? Why is it not plastered all over the news that 36 people were shot in less than 2 days in a single city? If even one person thought they saw the shadow of an AR-15 within 10 miles of a school you would have this news blasting over the airways.
But because a story like this in a gun control haven like Chicago doesn’t fit the anti-gun agenda of the main stream media, it will be buried in the rubble. But that’s why we are here: To make sure these stories don’t get lost and that our readers stay informed.