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)

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11 Responses to “Meanwhile, in the City With Some of the Most Restrictive Gun Laws in the Country…”

  1. SignPainterGuy on December 15th, 2012 3:30 pm

    But, by the anti-gun nut logic, if we arm everyone we`ll have a hail of bullets flying in the general direction of an assailant, wounding or killing many more innocent bystanders.

    The "arm everyone" and the "hail of bullets" memes are false dichotomies. We DON`T want "everyone" armed, just those who are legally allowed AND who demonstrate an understanding of a guns capabilities, how and when to shoot and of course when NOT to shoot, and can analyze what`s beyond their target !

  2. Doug on December 15th, 2012 3:41 pm

    I was in awe that the left's retort to the "if only somebody else would have had a gun" reaction to the Aurora shooting was "then a gun battle would have erupted and made it worse."

    All I know is that there has to be a better way than the progressive idea of self defense, which is to cover your eyes and hope the attacker runs out of bullets sooner rather than later.

  3. Granny55 on December 15th, 2012 3:50 pm

    Like I said in an earlier post – the libs don't want to address root causes because their liberal policies of prior years will come back and bite them in the a$$. Putting mentally ill people on the streets and letting them try to fit in with society and "belong" has worked out so well. Holding parents accountable for their children's behavior is not acceptable any more thanks to liberal teaching (call protective services on your parents if they dare to discipline you). And the absolutely disgusting Hollywood cretins and their anything goes culture and morale character that these kids idolize. It is hard to turn around a good amount of kids who think all of this "normal".

  4. SignPainterGuy on December 15th, 2012 3:58 pm

    "It is hard to turn around a good amount of kids who think all of this "normal". "

    And glamorous and therefore, desirable.

  5. SignPainterGuy on December 15th, 2012 4:07 pm

    There simple is no reasoning with them, they have their scenarios worked out in their heads and that is the only way things work out. They think things occur in a vacuum.

    Remember back a couple years when someone suggested a "shock" response to a knife attack; grab the knife blade. The assailant would then jerk the knife away, thus slicing your hand and spewing blood every where, causing him to be so overcome with shock that he`d just run away. Yep, I can`t wait to try that one; nothing like a self-inflicted life-changing injury to scare away an attacker.

  6. SignPainterGuy on December 15th, 2012 10:24 pm

    The late, great Paul Harvey spoke against gun control laws and pointed out well that they don`t work. He told of two suburbs of Chicago; one that outlawed guns, even in one`s own home and a second that pretty much required a gun for self defense in every home. He asked, "Guess which town had the lower home invasion rate ?" I can well imagine the overall gun-crime rate was lower there as well !

  7. Joyanna on December 16th, 2012 4:40 am

    In Isreal, the teachers have guns in class. They don't have any problems.
    And you make a good point about Chicago Doug. Obama doesn't say anything about Ralm getting his city under control, does he now?

    BECAUSE…the more shootings, the bigger the crisis, the more Obama will come in and save the country by disarming even more of us.

  8. Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup » Pirate's Cove on December 16th, 2012 12:37 pm

    [...] Doug Powers highlights what’s happening in the city with the most restrictive gun laws [...]

  9. jeffythequick on December 16th, 2012 4:21 pm

    As a free man, paraphrasing Walter Williams, the first right I have is my property, and that includes me owning myself. If I cannot protect what I own, then there is no freedom.

    That is the essential premise of the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution.

  10. Granny55 on December 16th, 2012 5:39 pm

    And now some nut job called in a death threat to the Mt. Rose/Lima Catholic Church in Newtown. What kind of low life scum bag does this??? If this person is caught he/she should be hogtied and dragged thru the town square and then be made to sit hogtied, bound and gagged thru all 27 funerals, then throw the book at him for terrorist threats – 27 counts – enough to keep him locked up for life. Effin scum bag!!!

  11. On gun control, Obama’s record shows an apparent lack of political will — until now – WaPo | Fighting For Liberty on December 24th, 2012 6:53 pm

    [...] 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 the report here. [...]

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