Yesterday, as the country mourned the horrific murders at an elementary school in Connecticut and shameless opportunists asked the president to exploit the tragedy while calling for stricter national gun laws, in a city with tight gun laws that is in a state with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, ten people were shot:
Shootings across the city Friday afternoon and night wounded at least ten people, according to Chicago police, including four teens in three separate South and West side attacks.
Someone shot two boys, both 16, about 5:11 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of East 71st Place in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. Both were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to their legs.
Two other teens were wounded Friday afternoon — a 15-year-old near North Avenue and Lorel Avenue in the Austin neighborhood and a 16-year-old near Western Avenue and Taylor Street in the Lawndale neighborhood.
A man in his 20s was in a car when someone shot him about 6:30 p.m in the 8300 block of South Maryland Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was shot in the bicep and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
Read about all the recent shootings in the city that, according to the logic employed by gun control advocates, should be one of the safer cities in the country.
Chicago had 436 murders in the first ten months of 2012.
It’s almost as if criminals don’t care about laws. Maybe more laws for them to ignore will help!
(h/t Doug Ross)