Officials: 6 shot in one hour citywide
At least seven people were shot across the city Monday night, including six shot within an hour, officials said.Six people shot in the span of one hour. This is in a city with draconian gun laws in a state that just legalized concealed carry (although no permits have been given yet) as the last state in the union to do so. There's a county-wide ban on "assault weapons" and - like Massachusetts - a FOID card is required to simply own a firearm (not sure if it covers ammo or not like the MA FID card does, where you are required to have the permit to purchase and possess ammo).
About 6:15 p.m., someone shot a 21-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman in the 1300 block of West Washburn Avenue in the city's University Village neighborhood, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said.
Imagine that. All that gun control, and thugs are still out there shooting people at random. All those laws being ignored; all those laws that they swore would stop this very sort of thing are impotent to stop thugs from being thugs. You know what's missing in this report? Any mention of anyone getting arrested. What we see here in Massachusetts is what I like to call the "Until you kill" policy. Unless and until the shooting/stabbing/drunk driving kills someone, the "justice" system slaps the offender on the wrist and puts them back on the street.
In one night, seven people were shot. One was self-inflicted (in the groin no less; obviously an adherent to the Plaxicolster); one was grazed by a passing bullet; the remaining five appear to have been targeted for one reason or another. Five shootings in one night - one to the wrist, another in the foot, another in the arm. Non-fatal areas, generally, almost like the thugs are shooting people to make a point. They care so little about the laws they're using illegally owned firearms to illegally shoot people, and all MAIG can call for are mandatory background checks and "gunshow loophole"? Really?
I'll wager a return to chain gangs and "truth in sentencing" would make a bigger dent in crime than passing every single item on the Brady Bunch wish list...
That is all.