Chicago Disintegrates – Gun Shootings Soar
Among the reasons cited for leaving their former home town, many said rising racial tensions and worries about crime as factors in the decision.
The 141 deaths in the first three months of the year mark a 71.9% jump from the same period in 2015, when 82 people were killed. It’s the worst start to a year since 1999, when 136 people died in the first three months of the year, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Overall, shootings have also skyrocketed. According to data provided by Chicago police, the number of shootings in the first three months of the year jumped from 359 in 2015 to 677 in 2016 – an 88.5% increase.
“I think it’s got something to do with economics,” Michael Gabb grandparent of a recent victim says of the continued shootings. As CNN adds, most residents say communities continue to suffer from an economy that is nowhere strong enough to keep at-risk youths from looking for financial support in the wrong places.
While the Obama administration has been vocal about its intentions to limit access to guns for Americans across the nation, in the process achieving the opposite and leading to record gun sales, FBI firearm background checks that just hit an all time high for the month of March.
Inside the city limits of Chicago, not a single gun shop can be found — they’ve been outlawed. With is nearly 3 million residents, Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the nation.
Donald Trump must bare the blame for all the violence with his attempt to hold a peaceful rally in the jewel of the Democrat plantation.