According to the Chicago Tribune, 2,887 people have been shot in the Illinois metropolis this year alone. This in spite of the invasive, often draconian restrictions placed on the rights of gun owners.
This is because liberals fail to recognize that criminals, unlike law-abiding firearms users, simply do not respect the law, especially ones pertaining to guns.
When one reads about the onerous rules and regulations levied against Chicago residents who own or seek to own a gun, they can’t help but hope the trade-off is a decrease in victimization at the hands of criminals. Of course, as the Chicago Tribune showed, this is absolutely not the case: gun owners have their rights trampled and criminals continue to inflict harm on innocent Chicagoans.
“Nearly 3,000 shooting victims in a city with an ‘assault weapons’ ban, a ‘violence tax’ on every gun and bullet sold, strict limitations on the number of gun store and on the locations of said stores. and numerous other gun controls ubiquitously instituted to keep law-abiding citizens safer, but which actually make it far more difficult for law-abiding citizens to acquire the guns they need for self-defense.
The Chicago Tribune previously reported that there had already been 2,703 shootings and 440 deaths in Chicago by November 23. Now the Tribune reports that there have been a total of 2,887 shooting victims year-to-date in Chicago.”