Barack Hussein Obama’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. However, that has done little to stop the midwestern city from having one of the highest crime rates in the country.
The Chicago Tribune reported that nine people were killed and 45 were wounded in Chicago in shootings this past weekend alone.
One of the victims has been identified as Peter Fabbri, 54, who was shot in the head at 7:35pm on Saturday as he with two women near Millennium Park. He was reportedly shot after an argument turned violent, and the shooter fled the scene on a bicycle. He was later apprehended and arrested by police.
The deadliest stretch of the weekend occurred between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, a time period in which six people lost their lives. One of the victims was a 19 year-old who was shot in the head 8:10 p.m. Friday in the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood as he walked with a 21 year-old man, who was shot in the back. The older gentleman remains in critical condition.
Daniel Lindsey, 19, discovered the two men who had been shot, and one of them told him to move out of the neighborhood and to avoid trouble.
“I’m hurt and sad,” Lindsey said. “I have a 1-year-old, and I’m so scared I won’t get to see him grow up.”
These shootings make it clear that despite what Obama says, stricter gun laws will do little to lower crime in this country. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.