10 dead, 49 wounded in 46 shootings over the weekend in Chicago
Ethel C. Fenig
Chicago has one of the strictest gun control laws in the nation; it is almost impossible for anyone to legally own a gun. So as a result of this prohibition of gun ownership, this unilateral disarmament Chicago must be as peaceful, as calm, as safe as well...kindergarten in paradise.
Uhm...no! While law abiding citizens don't own guns and struggle to overturn laws banning them, those who laugh at such niceties as following the law, purchasing guns through authorized dealers and even stopping at stop signs, manage to obtain guns. And they use them in a brutal war being played out in some of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods, including the one so ably organized by our present president and the one about a mile from his ill gotten home. The shootings are done mainly by Hispanic and black gang members, mowing down the innocent, the passersby, the children in addition to the occasional opposition gangbanger.
Last week end as Chicagoans enjoyed three record breaking sunny, 75 degree and higher seemingly summer days in this winterless winter, some Chicagoans set a shameless record of their own--10 dead, 49 others wounded in 46 shootings, mainly in the city's high crime districts.
At least 10 people were killed, including a 6-year-old girl, in shootings over the weekend in Chicago.
The slain were among at least 49 people wounded in shootings from 5 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, according to information compiled by the Chicago Tribune.
Not confined to the weekend, the shootings continued Monday morning. And for diversity in murder, a man died after being punched. No word yet if Chicago lawmakers will outlaw fists; punching people without their permission is already illegal.
So how is that gun control brainwashing working out Eric Holder?
"What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes."
Holder added that he had asked advertising agencies in the nation's capital to assist by making anti-gun ads rather than commercials "that make me buy things that I don't really need." He had also approached local newspapers and television stations, he said, asking them to devote prime space and time, respectively, to his anti-gun campaign.
Local political leaders and celebrities, Holder said, including Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson, had been asked to help. In addition, he reported, he had asked the local school board to make the anti-gun message a part of "every day, every school, and every level."
Many of Chicago's shootings take place at or near Rev Jesse Jackson's neighborhood. (When he's there and not attending the high profile protest of the day.) And didn't this Eric Holder grow up to supply guns to thugs and drug dealers in Fast and Furious as part of his job as Attorney General of the United States?
Meanwhile shootings continue in Chicago even though guns are banned.