Chicago Hits Homicide Milestone - 701 and The Year Isn't Over

Rahm Emanuel and other Democrats are doing one hell of a job in Chicago. While they nearly saved the city from the horrors of Chick-Fil-A, the city with some of the toughest gun laws in the nation is dealing with a murder rate not seen in decades. 

Mired in a level of violence not seen in nearly two decades, the nation’s third largest city recorded its 701st murder on Thursday, reaching a stunning milestone before year’s end.

Chicago has seen the number of killings increase by about 58% since last year, according to police department data. The city is on pace to record the most murders in a year since 1997, when the police department reported 761 killings.

It’s pathetic that Mayor Emanuel would tell illegal immigrants his city is “safe” for them. The federal government might not apprehend them for deportation, but that’s only because of they will more likely face the barrel of a gun on the streets, and not by somebody in law enforcement.

Not only is the homicide rate up, but the number of shootings is, overall:

Chicago Police have also reported more than 3,300 shooting incidents in 2016, an increase of about 49% compared to the same time last year.

Terrific.

Naturally, the Chicago Police Chief thinks part of the problem is gun laws.

Johnson has blamed the violence on a combination of increased gang activity and weak gun laws that he says don’t dissuade convicted felons from carrying and using weapons.

What “weak” gun laws? I’m not an attorney but it appears to me, gun laws in Illinois are pretty strict and would certainly deter me from illegally carrying and using a firearm.

Chicago has a serious problem other large cities with equally strong gun laws do not face. Their leaders are just not prepared to deal with it.