2703 Shootings, 440 Deaths Year-To-Date In Heavily Gun-Controlled Chicago

By AWR Hawkins

Chicago Superintendent of Police Garry McCarthy
Chicago Superintendent of Police Garry McCarthy
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- As of November 23 2015, there had been 2703 shootings which resulted in 440 deaths year-to date in heavily gun-controlled Chicago.

That is an increase of approximately 400 shootings over the same time last year.

The Chicago Tribune reported these numbers as part of their broader coverage of the 11 people shot, five killed, over the course of last weekend alone. Half of those wounded were shot on November 22 “between about 12:25 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.” Three of those killed were shot on that same day, between those same hours as well.

It is worth noting that while this violence proves the impotency of gun control in general, it is especially damning when juxtaposed with some of the most recent gun control endeavors in particular.

For example, Chicago implemented a “violence tax” at suburban Cook County gun stores in April 2013. The tax is gathered on each gun and bullet sold within the county. Then, in 2014–the first full calendar year after the implementation of the tax–the Chicago Tribune reported 434 deaths–a 19 death increase over 2013.

Now, as of November 23 2015, the Tribune shows 440 deaths with over a month left to go in calendar year 2015. That means the death toll from gun violence in Chicago through November 2015 has already exceeded the death toll for all of 2014.

It is interesting to note that regardless of the failure of the “violence tax,” the Seattle City Council adopted a similar tax on August 10 2105. As with Chicago, gun crime in Democrat-run Seattle is raging.

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2703 Shootings, 440 Deaths Year-To-Date In Heavily Gun-Controlled Chicago

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ChicagoGuy
ChicagoGuy
5 years ago

NRA contract lobbyist for IL Donald Todd Vandermyde routinely bashes Superintendent McCarthy, but he cut the deal with the anti-gun Chiefs of Police to put Duty to Inform w/ criminal penalties in Rep. Brandon Phelps HB183 “NRA backed” carry bill, and it was the Chicago Democrat black caucus Reps. LaShawn Ford and Will Davis who debated Phelps on the house floor to take DTI OUT of the NRA bill, and “pro-gun” Rep. Phelps who put DTI IN his carry bill and refused to take it out! Vandermyde is a rat who sold out NRA members to be set up and… Read more »

Al Schmidt
Al Schmidt
5 years ago

Gun control definitely works, that is to get innocent people killed. Democrats were the ones that formed the KKK, but since the KKK can no longer terrorize Blacks, the Democrats had to find a new way to kill off Blacks. Most if not all Democrat cities have struck gun control & a high rate of gun crime. Is this just be chance, not no but HELL NO! Democrats have always hated Blacks & by imposing strict gun control laws, Blacks become easy targets. The Devil can be more convincing than the Lord & the Democrats have aligned with the Devil… Read more »

Boz
Boz
5 years ago

Way to go $hitcago!

herb
herb
5 years ago

Keep the guns from the “GOOD PEOPLE ” and the bad guys always win .