Democrats get especially fired up about gun control after tragic events like mass shootings and other domestic terror events. While those events are undoubtedly horrific, they seem to consistently overlook the real cause of the body count caused by people using firearms, which is due to gang violence in America’s largest cities.
That was evidenced once again in the city of Chicago, where Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot doesn’t appear to take very seriously the weekly gun violence that erupts nearly every weekend in her city. Just this past weekend, 17 Chicago residents were hit by gunfire, with four of them succumbing to their injuries, with one of those deaths being that of a 16-year-old child following an argument that erupted in an apartment complex.
Another instance included a 32-year-old man who was shot while he was sitting in a vehicle at a gas station. Another vehicle reportedly rolled up beside him and opened fire into the car. Though the passenger of his vehicle rushed him to the hospital, it was too late, unfortunately.
Coincidentally, another 32-year-old man was found shot “in front of a home in the 9100 block of South Emerald Avenue.” He, too, was overcome by his injuries and died.
A recent report by the Chicago Sun-Times address the issue in late December, but ultimately blamed city leaders for not addressing the “root cause” of the violence, which they claim was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current state of the economy.
While that may have some grain of truth, it certainly doesn’t speak to previous years, as Chicago seems to have a never-ending supply of reports of gun violence breaking out nearly every weekend.
The only surefire way to tamp down on the number of gun violence reports in Chicago and across the nation is for Democrat lawmakers to stop targeting law-abiding gun owners and, instead, focus on enforcing the gun laws that are already on the books.