Weekend after weekend, bodies are stacked up at the Chicago morgue, but Democrat leadership continues to ignore the glaring elephant in the room.
During the weekend of July 12, 41 shootings resulting in nine more fatalities being added to the city’s tally, Breitbart reported.
In recent years, summers in Chicago are have offered more casualties than our overseas battlegrounds.
During the weekend of June 28, there were 56 shootings and four deaths. Over Independence Day weekend, 66 people were shot and 6 were killed. Now this past weekend, another nine deaths and 41 more shootings.
It would be one thing if this was a one-off event, but this happens year in and year out in Chicago.
In 2011, the city had 437 murders. In 2012, there were 506, followed up by another 420 in 2013. In 2014, there were another 416 with 468 in 2015. In 2016, it was a virtual bloodbath in the city, with 800 murders being reported.
This is a Democrat-run city with some of the toughest gun laws in the country, yet it has consistently among the highest fatalities reported in the entire country. We are not even halfway through the summer and more than 200 shootings have taken place in the city.
By the end of the summer, that total will surely be well over 500 hundred with a very good chance of more than 100 murders, yet we hear nothing.
Why So Silent?
We have to ask: If Democrats are so ready to talk gun control after a mass shooting, where is there concern for their very own cities that see violence like this on a daily basis?
In 2015, there were 344 murders in Baltimore. Washington, D.C. had 162 murders during the same year, putting it just outside of the top 10 of all U.S. cities for per capita murder rates. Philadelphia had 280 murders that year.
That is four Democrat-led cities with 1,254 murders in a single year, yet we hear nothing but crickets.
If Democrats had an ounce of integrity, they would stop this bogus attack against the Second Amendment and begin to address the real issue, but we all know that will never happen.