Holiday weekends in the Windy City have become shooting galleries. Chicago had a bloody Fourth of July and Labor Day, along with countless weekends in between. Now, Thanksgiving can be added to the list, with 8 dead and 20 wounded (via Chicago Sun-Times/Fox32):
Eight people were killed and at least 20 others were wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
At 7:55 p.m., officers found the 28-year-old man unresponsive in a gangway in the 900 block of West 59th Street, according to Chicago Police. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.
Early Sunday morning, a 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
At least 16 other people were wounded in separate attacks between 10:15 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Monday.
Contrary to what anti-gun liberals have been peddling aggressively since the 2012 Newtown shooting, there is no gun violence epidemic embroiling the nation. Concerning our urban areas, there seems to be a spike, though these cities, like Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., are notoriously anti-gun, with some of the most stringent gun control laws on the books. Gun control liberals often blame pro-Second Amendment states for flooding their communities with firearms, yet criminals don’t go to Gander Mountain, Bass Pro Sports, or Cabelas* for their guns. They usually obtain them through stealing, straw purchasers, or corrupt FFL dealers, all of which is already illegal. Moreover, these two felonious ways of becoming armed have the added bonus of bypassing the background check process progressives have obsessed over for the past few years.
Maybe it’s time to rethink having enclaves that leave the law-abiding unarmed and the criminal element armed is a good start.
*Yes, we all know this, but it's a friendly reminder for our anti-gun "friends."